Former Deputy Mayor Quits Columbia Class, Too

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WASHINGTON - AUGUST 13:  Former Indianapolis, Indiana, Mayor Stephen Goldsmith delivers remarks during a course about government budgeting at the American Enterprise Institute August 13, 2009 in Washington, DC. Goldsmith and former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich lead a course they said would guide federal, state and local government to better budget policy.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 13: Former Indianapolis, Indiana, Mayor Stephen Goldsmith delivers remarks during a course about government budgeting at the American Enterprise Institute August 13, 2009 in Washington, DC. Goldsmith and former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich lead a course they said would guide federal, state and local government to better budget policy. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Stephen Goldsmith, who resigned as Mayor Bloomberg's number two last month because, as we later learned, he was arrested in a domestic dispute, has backed out of his job at Columbia as well. His public management class was supposed to start Tuesday, but Goldsmith said "it wasn't the right time" to teach. Maybe Bernie Madoff can fill in? [NYP]