And this was amply evident this morning as New York Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno stepped before the microphones and spoke in advance of Eliot Spitzer's resignation.
Bruno delivered an upbeat, eloquent, unifying message and pledged to move forward with the business of the state. Though Bruno himself was often a target of Spitzer's legendary hatreds and nefarious schemes, his comments today were entirely positive and sympathetic to Spitzer and his family.
It's important to note that Bruno is next in line (after the Lieutenant Governor) to become Governor and he will serve as Acting Governor whenever the new Acting Governor cannot serve. Today, the silver-haired Bruno (a grandfather who has been married to the same woman for 57 years) certainly looked and acted like a Governor. We wish him well!