Manhattan Madam to Run Against Spitzer, Or, Why New York Politics Are Infinitely More Entertaining Than DC Politics

Manhattan Madam and serial self-promoter Kristin Davis announced today that she would run against her arch-nemesis, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, should he throw his hat into the ring in the race to be the next state comptroller. Davis, you may recall, claims Spitzer was one of her clients. Their business relationship started to sour when he allegedly got rough with her girls, then completely deteriorated when she went to jail for her role in the Client #9 scandal and he did not.

Her platform:

If I run, I will advocate the legalization, regulation and taxation of both prostitution and marijuana to solve New York's fiscal problems. Eliot Spitzer, Andrew Cuomo, and Tom DiNapoli offer only tax increases, more borrowing, greater debt and service cuts: I will offer a plan for new revenues from two activities that are going to happen anyway.

Under my plan New York's budget can be balanced without raising taxes on working people or cuts to vital services. Who else can say that?

Prostitution should be legalized for both the public safety and to fill the public coffers. No more Craig's List murders. No more Johns robbed. Regular medical check ups and licensing of service providers by the State.

Worthy goals, all of them! But I'm not sure they quite fit into the comptroller's job description:

The comptroller of the State of New York is responsible for auditing state budgets, reporting all financial matters to the governor and legislature and operating the state retirement system, in addition to other duties. His authorization is required for any money paid to or collected from the state.

Spitzer, for his part, would devote his energies as comptroller to reforming how public pension and mutual funds are managed.

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