Mr. Smith Goes Back To Albany

Smith in  ChambersTwo days after a mistrial released State Sen. Malcolm Smith from his fraud trial, the veteran politician was back in the chamber, albeit a little more tight-lipped than he’s known to be.

According to published reports, Smith had no comment about the mistrial or new trial, scheduled to begin in January, and simply stated “yes” when asked if he still plans to seek reelection this year.

Maybe Smith is eschewing English for what must be his new favorite language – Yiddish. His mistrial was declared after the prosecution disclosed piles of untraslated Yiddish recordings of conversations between government informer Moses Stern and activist Joseph Frager.

His return to chambers had the media all fermisht, gleefully Tweeting out sightings of the senator.