But tough-guy Broadway saloonkeeper Toots Shor got everybody laughing when he sup ported the government, saying, "Any crumbum
what can't get plastered by midnight just ain't tryin'."
Frank Gifford remembers Shor's disarming greeting of "I'm Tootsie, the pretty Jew," while Joe Garagiola recalls Shor never called him anything but "Crumbum
" or "Dago."
This article captured the gravity of the consequences stemming from politicians' continued use of the Martin Act in the last decade, including Spitzer and now Schneiderman: "I don't like crumbums
and grifters either, but might we not be better off if someone had stuck up for their due process rights back when?" Id.; see also Koreto, supra note 62 (stating Martin Act both unnecessary and particularly damaging due to its extension of powers).