2007_07_liedetect.jpgTaking the offensive, Governor Eliot Spitzer said high and low that he's "happy to, going to, look forward to" testify to the State Ethics Commission's investigation, should they want his testimony. The Subdued Steamroller said, "If they call me, I'd love to, and even if they don't, I'd love to send them my statement just because this needs to be clarified and made perfectly clear." Is he taking Ed Koch's advice?

But State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, whose rivalry with Spitzer prompted the Governor's aides to look for ways to discredit him (hence the Ethics Commission inquiry), wants an investigation with more teeth. The Ethic Commission has Spitzer appointees, so Bruno and other Republican politicians think the state Commission of Investigation or the Albany County DA should handle an investigation. Interestingly, the Albany County DA's public integrity unit may be looking into the matter.

Spitzer continued to trumpet his innocence in the matter and told the Syracuse Post-Standard's editorial board, "Had I ever known, suspected, believed, thought that the state police were asked to do something out of the ordinary, I would have said, 'Stop immediately. What's going on? You can't do this.'" Well, hindsight is 20/20.