Outspoken New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser wrote a sharply-worded column critical of Democrat operative Lis Smith, who is reportedly dating disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer:

If Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has a lick of sense in his 6-foot-5 frame, he’ll cast out of his incoming administration Lis Smith — the randy Democratic operative who’s got a freaky fetish for the black knee socks and balding pate of married ex-Love Gov Eliot Spitzer.

If de Blasio continues to stand by Eliot’s unsavory love interest, his credibility as this city’s righteous voice for those without money, power and sexual corruption is shot to hell.

TPM publisher Josh Marshall’s reaction:

New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore had a similar take:

Marshall and Confessore apparently feel that Smith’s private life should not be held against her professionally — we understand that — but their attacks on Peyser are over the top.

By the way, Spitzer is still married … but he won’t be for long.