Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Governor's Masochism Tango

We just can't figure out why Governor Spitzer continues to hold on to his tarred and feathered license plan. Masochism is the only rationale we can come up with. He should, however, follow Bill Hammond's advice in the NY Daily News today, and simply cease and desist: "Gov. Spitzer should pull the plug on driver's licenses for illegal immigrants - right now. Immediately."

And, as Hammond reminds us, he should do so not only for his own sake, but for the entire Democratic party; "But now the damage is spreading, weakening every Democrat it touches, up to and including Hillary Clinton." And yet, Spitzer continues to waffle. In the NY Sun this morning, we're told that he's looking to take this issue nationally where, as incredible as it sounds, there;'s even less support for the concept of giving illegals licenses.

The governor should just stop the bleeding and do the following: "He's got to pull his plan off the table completely, so no one can pretend it's a live proposal. If he wants to save face, he can appoint a commission to study the issue and build consensus on a solution - which is what he should have done in the first place." But then again, all of the entertainment would stop and we'd be left to talk about Troopergate.