Yesterday, Eliot Spitzer announced his run for governor of New York State. Spitzer has become well-known nationally, initially for uncovering scandals in the financial industry that were cheating small investors out of millions of dollars, and now for his probe into the insurance industry.
Maybe as governor, he’ll use his keen eye for corruption to fix some of the trouble in Albany and find enough money for NYC so the subway fares won’t go up anymore. He should probably just appoint a new head of the MTA while he’s at it.
Spitzer would also bring New York State one big step closer to legalizing gay marriage, since he declared his support for it in March. And really, isn’t it about time? While it may be impossible to count all the gay New Yorkers, according to these estimated data from 2001, it’s likely that today the gay population in New York City is greater than the entire population of Vermont, home of the first legalized gay unions.
Spitzer for Governor, 2006!