Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Spitzer Stands up NYSUT

NY Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, in his capacity as the leading democratic candidate for Governor of NY, cancelled plans to appear at a function to receive NYSUT's endorsement. Spitzer said this was because he'd been investigating ING's cozy relationship with the union

ING pays NYSUT 3 million dollars annually to push a fund that produces a 1.6% annual return for the lucky teachers who participate.

But if Spitzer'd been investigating for months, why'd he only cancel with a day's notice? He says it's because the charges were made public. So apparently, if no one knew about the investigation, there would be no problem.

Ethics, in the hands of politicians, are curious creatures indeed.
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