New York really is the center of the world

For some reason, Wall Street seems to be the central distribution network for most of the jokes that go around about almost anything--friends who were on the trading floor when the space shuttle exploded in 1986 swear that the "Need Another Seven Astronauts" joke was circulating within the hour.

Eliot Spitzer is, of course, no exception. A friend writes from a hedge fund conference that people are introducing their conference materials with jokes like "including an article by Spitzer entitled 'My Five Favorite Long/Short Positions.' "

The best I've done so far in Washington is

Q: Why does Eliot Spitzer wear boxer shorts?
A: To keep his ankles warm.

But I think that was recycled from Clinton.