All the major media outlets today are reporting that Governor Spitzer will pull the plug on his plan to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. Given his plummeting poll numbers, this probably is not a major surprise. It will be interesting to see the spin his team tries to put on this retreat.
What I find interesting in all of this is the timing. Had Spitzer not done this originally or backed off sooner, he could have avoided this being an election issue that many Democrats in local races had to deal with. Instead, he pulls the plug a week AFTER the election. So much for being a team player.