Spitzer Comes Clean

29 Jan

At first, I didn’t like Eliot Spitzer.  I liked Tom Suozzi until Spitzer inevitably kicked his ass in the primary.  Then, I gave Spitzer another look.

I had hopes that Eliot Spitzer, the politician, would match up to Eliot Spitzer, the candidate.

Turns out, he wasn’t the politician or the man we thought he was.

Spitzer is a flawed guy, but he’s still a smart analyst and a damn good interview.  Now that he has nothing to gain nor anything to lose, he’s much more interesting to me than he was in those slick Jimmy Siegel campaign commercials back in 2006.  My favorite of those ads?  This one:

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I digress…

In an introspective and compelling interview, Spitzer talks about the financial meltdown, “too big to fail”, Kirsten Gillibrand, David Paterson, advice for Democrats, his own failings and whether he wears socks while banging hookers.  If you can hang with the lengthy interview, it’s worth it.

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I’ll be straight, if he ran for Governor in 2010, I’d vote for him.  Yes, our other options are that bad.

One Response to “Spitzer Comes Clean”

  1. Derek J. Punaro January 29, 2010 at 8:43 am #

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – you can’t bitch about political corruption in New York State and then say you’d vote for Spitzer. It makes you as big a hypocrite as he.

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