It has come to pass quickly, as many anticipated when the news broke Monday, that New York Governor Eliot Spitzer will step down early next week.

This likely has little impact on the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination, but opens up some interesting dynamics for New York politics. Lt. Governor David Patterson takes over and may wind up naming someone to the Senate seat some predicted he would sit in if Hillary Clinton were to win the Democratic Presidential nomination. There had been talk of Spitzer naming Patterson to fill out Clinton’s term, before Spitzer was felled by the prostitution scandal.

What a Charlie Foxtrot in the Empire State.