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Dartmouth Alums and NY Pols
Trustee Diana Taylor ‘77 has long been ex-Mayor Bloomberg’s partner (see her NYT interview today), and continuing in that proud tradition, the NY Daily News is reporting that Lis Smith ‘05 is romantically linked with 54-year-old former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned in 2008 when his relatiohship with a prostitute was revealed. Spitzer announced on Tuesday that he was ending his 26-year marriage to Silda Wall Spitzer. We wish Lis (seen below in a Daily News photo) all the best, but we are not betting on the reform of Eliot’s character. Caveat emptor.
Smith worked on Barack Obama’s rapid-response team during the last election, as communications director for the Democratic Governors Association, and on Spitzer’s failed campaign to become New York City comptroller. More recently she has been Mayor Bill de Blasio’s spokesperson.
At the College, she led the Dartmouth Young Democrats and she expressed vocal support for erstwhile Senator and Democratic primary candidate John Edwards, for whom she worked as a field intern. Younger readers may not know that Edwards shared many attributes with Governor Spitzer beyond the realm of liberal policy positions.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…