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Quick, Somebody Find a Stake

7:51 AM, Sep 11, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
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Reuters reports that: 

Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, whose political ascent came to a halt five years ago in a prostitution scandal, lost his bid for a political comeback on Tuesday.

His concession was, evidently, as gracious as one might expect.  Spitzer spoke for:

… less than two minutes, [saying] he would find different ways to serve the public.

"For me, politics was never a profession, it was a cause," he said at his campaign party as about 150 supporters cheered.

Meanwhile, voters also passed on the chance to keep the Anthony Weiner carnival going and give comics a steady source of material.  Mr. Weiner also made a gracious exit from the campaign and, one hopes, politics.

Make that two stakes.  And plenty of shovels.

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