In a stunning admission, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer says he buried a plan to give drivers’ licenses to illegal immigrants just to help Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign back in 2007. The licenses became a key issue in Clinton’s nomination fight with Barack Obama, who said he was for the licenses at a debate in Philly, while Clinton danced around taking a position.
“She waffled and waffled and waffled,” recalled Spitzer, who backs Democratic rival Martin O’Malley for president. “It didn’t poll well, but there was no ambiguity about what was right,” Spitzer told former Obama advisor David Axelrod in a podcast Thursday for the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. “I thought the issue was a metaphor for her vacillation,” he continued.
Speaking Thursday, Spitzer said he is “ashamed” of what he did next. “We pulled the proposal” after “we heard from folks who said they want this issue gone” – meaning Clinton’s camp.
Of course he did. Remember this, the next time a Democrat speaks to a “moral” issue. Almost without exception, they’re callous, self-aggrandizing opportunists, always looking out for the main chance up the greasy pole.