Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Spitzer To Quit Today

The Post's Fred Dicker reports this morning:

Gov. Eliot Spitzer has decided to resign and will begin notifying top state officials of his decision just after 9 a.m., The Post has learned.
Word began circulating of his decision in state political circles just minutes ago, which came after what one source called "an agonizing night," as the governor's wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, and the governor's lawyers went over a possible plea deal offered by federal prosecutors, sources told The Post.
Lt. Gov. David Paterson, who has remained at his suburban Albany home for the past three days, was expected to be notified of Spiter's decision within the hour.
Sources said Paterson has told friends that if he does become governor, he would like Sptizer to hold off his resignation until Monday to give him enough time to prepare for a transition.
Not surprising, as follow-up reports on the scandal have the total he spent on prostitutes over the years reaching at least $80,000.

UPDATE: Daily News reports Lt. Gov. Paterson to be sworn in today.

UPDATE II: Spitzer's resignation will be effective Monday.

UPDATE IV: Spitzer's departure. And "Kristen" surfaces! With a MySpace page, of course!

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