Even though it's officially September, it's still sort of like a slow summer news week—which is perhaps why the NY Post is suggesting on its front page that former governor Eliot Spitzer is considering a new statewide run! The headline is tabloid gold, of course. But is there any truth to the story?

According to most of the Post's sources, the answer is no. Yet there is that one (and you just need one) unnamed source who says, "He's weighing it." The possibilities apparently include running for State Comptroller or for Senate, as in Kirsten Gillibrand's seat. The naysayers however, say things like "It's not true" and that the disgraced governor is concentrating on working at his father's real estate firm. Even one says, "There are people around him who want to see him [in office], and he sees himself there, too. He loves to be in the limelight. But he knows it can't happen." Maybe he knows it can't happen because who knows what kind of hijinks he'd be embroiled in!

In July, Spitzer discussed any sort of political future with Vanity Fair, "If by politics you mean running for office again, I’ve a hard time seeing politics as a career. I wouldn’t want to put my family through the agony. But that doesn’t mean I can’t participate somehow in the public debate about the issues."

Update: Spitzer tells NY1 the Post's story is "totally untrue."