This audio Political Notebook talks about the reasons behind Democrat Eliot Spitzer’s early choice for Lt. Gov.
Why would Spitzer step out so early and name Senate Minority Leader David Paterson as his choice for number two?
Perhaps it’s because the Democratic Party in New York relishes the idea of putting a quick end to a possibly primary challenge. The way to do that is create the idea of Spitzer’s "inevitability" as the gubernatorial candidate.
Also in this podcast, the discussion veers to Steve Minarik and whether his role as State Party Chairman is really beginning to look like the job held by many trying to right the Monroe County Democratic Party Committee.