This past week, former Governor Eliot Spitzer made headlines when he called Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Cuomo "the dirtiest, nastiest political player out there," and implied that he was a bully and thug behind his "Rose Garden" veneer. Cuomo was asked about the quote in Rochester yesterday (you can see video below), and he gleefully responded, "Well that's saying something from Eliot Spitzer, huh?" (For what it's worth, the Post shares his sentiments) It was a rare glimpse of the real Cuomo slipping out, and you can see him stiffen afterwards, and quickly correct it by following up with his party-line, echoing the words of his spokesman yesterday. It feels unlikely that we'll see many more similar, candid moments from the stoic candidate for the rest of the campaign, not with Carl Paladino on his heels.