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Mike Allen has a PR guy touting his expertise on politicians who get in sex scandals

March 11, 2008 03:41 PM

What a thing to be an expert in.  You'd think he'd try to get people to forget.  So to throw yourself out there as an expert?  Weird.  And so from the Enquirer, we get this: "Allen Feels Sad for Spitzer,"

“I felt a sense of sadness for Gov. Spitzer and his family,” Allen said today. “My heart went out to him and his family.”

Allen volunteered to speak to The Enquirer after a local public relations firm called the newspaper to pitch Allen as an expert on the Spitzer story.

That part was not supposed to make it into print, Enquirer.  Which I'm sure they knew, and did anyway.  It's too funny not to note as aside.

The lede is amusing too:

When New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer went before cameras Monday to apologize for his alleged involvement in a prostitution scandal that could end his political career, Mike Allen knew how he felt.

“To be honest, when I saw (Spitzer’s apology) yesterday, I was the first one I thought of," Allen said.

Still singing in one note: Me me me me me.  Isn't the deep-rooted self-absorption what got him in trouble in the first place?

[For the non-locals: Four years ago, Mike Allen was our County Prosecutor and local GOP chairman, who was sued for sexual harassment by an Assistant Prosecutor (who seemed a little nutty herself) who Allen was having an affair with.  It was a big local disaster, because Allen was up for re-election himself and running the local Bush-Cheney re-election effort.  Oh to have had a blog then!]