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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 11:19 PM
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NYT: Eliot Spitzer's Gilded Path to Political Stardom
A Gilded Path to Political Stardom, With Detours
By DANNY HAKIM
Published: October 12, 2006


New York Attorney-General Eliot Spitzer

There could hardly be a more perfect road map to becoming a rich lawyer than the bullet points laid out on Eliot Spitzers formidable rsum. There was high school at prestigious Horace Mann, then Princeton and Harvard Law, followed by stints as a prosecutor for Robert M. Morgenthau, the Manhattan district attorney, and at top law firms like Paul, Weiss and Skadden, Arps.

But along the way, Eliot Spitzer would deviate from that gilded path: at age 20 and while still at Princeton, he set off for a summer in the Deep South to dig ditches and mop rooms at Georgia Tech, before going to pick tomatoes in upstate New York, a trip that he said opened my eyes into a part of life I hadnt seen.

Fifteen years later, at age 35, he took the biggest gamble of his life, giving up his job as a corporate lawyer to run for New York attorney general....What his opponents did not count on were twin weapons in the Spitzer arsenal: a fearsome ambition to win, and the millions of dollars that his father, Bernard Spitzer, brought to bear on his sons early campaigns....

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He finally prevailed in his second run, and would transform the position to take on corporate fraud and propel himself to national renown with his prosecutions of Wall Street investment firms and the insurance industry.

Now, with a commanding lead in the polls in the race for governor, Mr. Spitzer stands at the brink of taking over a state government that is legendary for its dysfunction and backroom deal-making....

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/12/nyregion/12spitzer.ht...
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:41 AM
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1. Another Rising Star in the Democratic Party!
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 12:43 AM by larissa
But first ~~~ he has two terms as Governer of the great state of NY !!!

Then ~ who knows what else?
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lcordero2 Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:42 AM
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2. After what has happened in Harlem
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 12:43 AM by lcordero2
After what happened to McCall
After his thoughts on property rights

I think that I'll wait to vote for a NYS Governor that either is a woman, has a Latino last name, or has a non-white face.
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Jeffersons Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:02 AM
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3. let's not count on polls. work harder the EVER to help people like him...
KICK ASS! :kick:
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