Roger L. Simon

The seedy versus the cheesy.... or is it the other way around?

This graph in the New York Times article on the forthcoming New York Senate race between Hillary Clinton and Jeanine Pirro seemed as if it were lifted from the pages The Onion:

Ms. Pirro also settled on the Senate race only after concluding that the legal problems of her husband, Albert J. Pirro Jr., would not derail her; he was convicted of income tax fraud in 2000 and spent 11 months in prison in a case that involved tax returns that Ms. Pirro signed. Democrats have suggested that the Pirros’ finances could be fair game, raising the possibility that the two candidates’ husbands could become proxy issues in the political warfare. Yet Ms. Pirro’s advisers also believe that in a Senate race, the candidates’ husband issues could cancel each other out.

Interestingly, on the issues, the two women are not that wildly different either.