• Ew. Former Strickland spokeswoman now sleeping with Eliot Spitzer.

    by  • December 23, 2013 • Uncategorized

    NY Post photo by Paul Martinka

    NY Post photo by Paul Martinka

    Our old “friend” Lis Smith is in the news again.

    Remember Lis? She was the communications director for Ted Strickland’s reelection campaign. I’m not sure why people keep hiring Lis. Her entire strategy consists of making sarcastic remarks on Twitter all day.

    The results speak for themselves.

    • 2010: Worked on Ted Strickland’s reelection campaign. Result: LOST
    • 2009: Worked on Governor Jon Corzine’s reelection campaign. In Democratic New Jersey. Result: LOST
    • 2009: Worked on Terry McAuliffe’s VA gubernatorial campaign, who had major name recognition and outspent everyone else in the race. Result: LOST
    • 2008: Worked on Dan Seals campaign for Congress. In deep blue Illinois in a Democrat wave. LOST
    • 2007: Smith made this “most stupid” comment and apparently got booted from Chris Koster’s MO AG campaign

    Earlier this year, Lis was hired by disgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer for his comeback campaign for New York City Comptroller. Spitzer resigned as governor in 2008 after it was discovered that he was a frequent customer of a high-priced prostitution ring. How did that campaign work out?

    Spitzer lost in the primary. Great work Lis!

    Or maybe, Lis’s political “talents” are not what Spitzer was after.

    Bill de Blasio’s spokeswoman is shacking up with her married former boss — Eliot Spitzer.

    Lis Smith, 31, who was hired by the mayor-elect in September as his communications director, has been hosting the hooker-happy former governor at her Soho pad, The Post has learned.

    In an embarrassment to de Blasio on the eve of his Jan. 1 inauguration, his flack was caught twice spending the night with the tainted, 54-year-old Spitzer at her Thompson Street apartment building last week.

    The ex-gov showed up late in the evening, once taking her for a romantic dinner and both times slipping out of her building at dawn, a Post reporter observed.

    On Wednesday, Spitzer pulled up in a cab a couple doors down from Smith’s five-story walkup at around 10 p.m., wearing jeans, sneakers, a white hoodie and a grin as he walked to the building and rang the bell.

    He was buzzed in — and didn’t emerge until 5:45 a.m. With bags under his eyes, he stopped briefly on Smith’s stoop to look at a newspaper that had been delivered before bolting through the predawn darkness to catch a cab near Prince Street.

    On Thursday night, Spitzer showed up again, looking dapper in a long black overcoat and dress shoes as he walked to her door from Prince Street at around 10 p.m.

    Spitzer took off early in the morning. Smith left hours later at 11, chatting on her cellphone.

    So Lis is shacking up with a man old enough to be her father. A man who has a history of paying for high priced prostitutes.

    I guess when your record on political campaigns is full of failures, it helps to have other talents to fall back on to keep your career moving.


    I was born and raised in Ohio. After growing up in the Columbus area, I moved to Cleveland to study at Case Western Reserve University, and have lived in Northeast Ohio ever since. I live in Wellington with my wife and son. I work in the private sector and have never worked in the political field.