Eliot Spitzer doesn’t think Anthony Weiner should be mayor

Credit: Getty Images
Eliot Spitzer, left, doesn’t think his brother-in-scandal Anthony Weiner should be mayor. Credit: Getty Images

When asked who he will vote for in the mayoral election, city comptroller candidate and former Gov. Eliot Spitzer acknowledged he doesn’t think former congressman Anthony Weiner should be mayor of New York.

“You’re not going to vote for Anthony Weiner?” MSNBC host Chris Matthews asked Spitzer on “Hardball” Monday night.
“Can you just say that? You don’t think he should be mayor of New York?”

“Fair point. That is correct,” Spitzer said.

Spitzer made the comment just a week after Weiner admitted to continuing the same sexually explicit conversations online that forced him to resign from Congress in 2011.

Several years earlier, Spitzer left the governor’s office after being linked to a prostitution scandal.

Matthews commended Spitzer for his decision to “split after just 48 hours.”

“You didn’t endure the agony nor waste our time with the fuss,” Matthews added, alluding to many Democratic politicians and pundits’ calls for Weiner to exit the mayoral race.

On the show, Spitzer also discussed how he would carry out the position of comptroller, which is the financial watchdog for the city and responsible for managing thousands of municipal employees’ pension funds.

In response to the segment, a spokeswoman for Spitzer’s main competition in the Democratic primary, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, released a biting statement.

“It’s clear that Eliot Spitzer thinks there are two standards: one for him, and one for everybody else,” Audrey Gelman said. “His comments are the height of hypocrisy.”

Follow Anna Sanders on Twitter: @AnnaESanders



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.

International

Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…

National

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…

Local

MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.

Movies

Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."

Movies

'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.

Television

'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

Television

TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.

MLB

Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.

NFL

Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

Travel

Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.

Education

Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…

Education

NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.

Tech

The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.