So Ed Cox will be the latest New York State GOP chairman to go down in flames. Not only did Cox's man, Rick Lazio, get crushed in last night's primary, but his kid, Chris Cox, got whupped in his House primary out on Long Island. And Baby Cox went down after some dirty tricks that would have made his granddad, Richard Nixon, proud.
Bye, Ed. Bye, Chris.
On a not-entirely-unrelated note: the other day I saw Alex Gibney's "Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer" at the Toronto International Film Festival. Carl Paladino, the guy that will send Ed Cox packing, was advised by none other than Roger Stone, who makes an appearance in the film. So now we have a Stone general to look forward to in New York. Should be an interesting autumn.