Friday, April 27, 2007

New York Democratic governor warms up to candidate Clinton

WINS 1010 NEWS AP STORY


Hillary is still waiting for that elusive Spitzer endorsement.....hey.....you never know!!!!!! andy

Friday April 27, 2007
By DEVLIN BARRETT
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who has yet to endorse a presidential candidate, touted home state Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for the job Friday.
Both Democrats spoke to a convention of New York State teachers at a Washington hotel, and when Spitzer followed Clinton to the podium, he gushed that she would be the next president.
``What an amazing president she will be for every person in this country,'' said Spitzer, who for months has avoided making an early endorsement in the Democrats' nomination contest, calling such a move premature.
Spitzer and Clinton did meet privately before their joint public appearance. Clinton flew to Washington after a debate Thursday night in South Carolina and planned to fly back to the state to campaign after the teachers convention.
At the podium, the governor joked the crowd shouldn't expect as good a speech from him.
``Having her go first reminded me of a luncheon I was at about a year or so ago and Jerry Seinfeld spoke before I did,'' he said. ``It's a tough act to follow.''
Clinton was almost as effusive, praising the reform-minded governor for trying to ``break some of the political pottery'' in the state capital.
The senator's voice grew raspy as she rapped President Bush over funding levels and testing requirements under the No Child Left Behind law.
Sounding like a stern mom, the former first lady said today's youth need some old-fashioned discipline.
``I believe it is time we get back to teaching discipline, self-control, patience, punctuality,'' she said, to applause from the crowd of educator activists

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