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Of course, Spitzer's work at "cleaning up" Wall Street certainly offers a great political launching pad. Taking on big corporations, especially when their dealings are questionable, is one of those motherhood and apple pie elements of what we prize here in America. But more than that is the incredible name recognition he has been able to develop. Most news-aware people around the country know the NY AG. How many other attorneys general from states other than your own can you name? Think about what his name recognition must look like in New York.
A quick visit to GoogleFight tells the story of the value of all that press:
BTW, for some other fun GoogleFight stats including Good versus Evil and Rational Discourse versus Ranting and Raving, see "As I Expected"
e-mail post | Link Cosmos | [Permalink] | | Tuesday, December 07, 2004
He is overstepping his juridiction. What has he accomplished other than unsubstantiated allegations? Does he ever convict? He convicts via press release or via a public speach.
In fact, his action do not help the improve the financial system since he does not actually uncover any wrong-doings. He actually hurts New York's economy by creating a hostile, regulatory hurtle.
If the public makes him governor, then truly New York is lost. In fact, based on its economic record over the last 4 decades, it has already lost.