I suppose I should link to the official Eliot Spitzer resignation story. It’s too bad. He was a very promising, very solid political leader. What’s more, as we watch the would-be first woman president square off against the would-be first black president, I won’t deny having hoped on some level that Spitzer could be the first Jewish president someday. But most indications are that David Paterson will be a good governor and a good leader for New York state liberals, so given the damage already done to Spitzer’s resignation it’s hard not to see this move as for the best.
Spitzer won’t be the first Jewish president — so what?