At their first debate on Monday, candidates for New York governor made the usual use of metaphor and cliche about the state’s economic woes.
But candidate Kristin Davis took it a step further when she compared the state bureaucracy to a badly run brothel, and New York politicians to whores.
And she would know.
Having been convicted for promoting prostitution, Davis, whose campaign logo is a red, white and blue Marijuana leaf, says former governor Eliot Spitzer’s downfall was over an escort in her employ.
Reading from a note pad, Davis first dealt with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), notorious for its bad books: “The key difference between the MTA and my former escort agency is that I operated one set of books and my former agency delivered on time and reliable service.”
“The MTA is a mismanaged patronage pit,” she added.
Later on, she targeted corrupt politicians: “Career politicians in Albany are the biggest whores in this state. I might be the only person sitting on this stage with the right experience to deal with them.”