Call Girl's Mom Can't Believe Spitzer 2nd-Run Story

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    Elliot Spitzer Ashley Dupre

    It's a classic New York Post move. Come up with an outrageous idea, like say, disgraced ex-governor Eliot Spitzer running for governor again.  

    Then, of course put it on the front page with an outrageous headline  like, "Second Coming."

    Next step, for day two coverage, get some outrageous reaction from parties only tangentially involved, like call-girl Ashley Dupre's mom. Nevermind that the subject of the original story completely denies everything. That's only natural anyway.

    So, following that playbook, the Post hunted down Ashley Dupre's mom and got her to do her best Don King impression.

    "Only in America," Dupre's mom, Carolyn Capalbo, told the paper from the beach near her home in Wall, N.J.

    "I really can't blame him, but at the same time, my daughter's having a rough go," she said at the beach. "I can imagine she's not happy about it."

    Nope, she's probably not happy at all.

    Well played, New York Post.

    Meanwhile, Spitzer has a landed teaching position at City College, part of the City University of New York system, as an adjunct professor in the political science department.

    Ellis Simon, a spokesman for the upper-Manhattan school, says the three-hour class is called "Law and Public Policy." The undergraduate course began meeting on Tuesday. It will meet once a week for 15 weeks.

    Simon says Spitzer will earn around $4,500 for the fall term.

    Since leaving public office, the Democrat has worked in his father's real estate firm.