When Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was caught in a sex scandal, Runners world magazine posted a photo of the former governor dressed in New balance trainers, shorts and a T-shirt. The comments of the photo were the only positive reviews of Eliot at a time when Comedy writers were having a great time.
“Gov. Spitzer responded just a few hours ago. He said, quote, ‘I violated my obligations to my family and I violated my sense of what is right and wrong.’ Spitzer also admitted violating someone named Amber.” –Conan O’Brien
Me to Syndrome
Sometimes politicians behave like kids, when their rival gets something they also want it. Eliot’s replacement has also begun in his quest to have a picture of him posted on Runners world.
Last week New York Governor David Paterson finished the Utica Boilermaker Road Race in a little over 94 minutes. Although many governors have participated, Paterson is the first to finish the 15K run.
The governor, who is legally blind, said his biggest trouble was finding the time to train for the race after ascending to the state’s top job following Eliot Spitzer’s resignation in March.
An avid runner, Paterson ran the New York City Marathon in 1999 and finished in 6 hours and 6 minutes.
This year’s Boilermaker was won by Terefe Maregu of Ethiopia, finishing in 44 minutes and 17 seconds.