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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.

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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.


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