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Eliot Spitzer on Today: Confronting His Gremlins

Monday, April 06, 2009

In happier days, former Governor Spitzer with DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff.  (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

In happier days, former Governor Spitzer with DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Former governor Eliot Spitzer shed new light on the prostitution scandal that brought him down. Appearing in his first live television interview this morning, on NBC's Today Show, he was asked by host Matt Lauer how long his involvement with prostitutes had been going on.

“Not frequently, not long in the grand context of my life. It was an egregious violation of behavior that I fell into for many reasons but none of them an excuse or justifiable.'

Lauer asked him if he ever thought about being caught.

“It crossed my mind, but like many things in life, you ignore the obvious at a certain moment because you simply don’t want to confront it.'

Spitzer says he has 'tried to address and confront' what he called his 'gremlins' and he also expressed regret that he is not in a position where he can do something about Wall Street's collapse.

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Comments [1]

NABNYC

Matt Lauer asked Elliot Spitzer how long he had been seeing prostitutes? Who cares? And why is that anybody's business? Why not ask him about his bowel movements? Is everyone on these TV shows stupid? Or do they simply embrace the tacky and trivial in the pursuit of headlines?

Now here is the interesting question: did he ever do any discovery to find out if Bush had wiretapped him, set up a sting, at the request of the Wall Street Criminals, to take him down, get him out of the way, right before Wall Street (and Congress) pulled the last big heist.

You know, the one where they sent Secretary of Goldman-Sachs Paulson to Congress with the note saying "Give Us All Your Money Or We'll Blow The Whole Place Up."

Elliot Spitzer was "the man" who had again and again taken down the big boys on Wall Street, knew how they worked, and did not bow down to their bribery. He was taken down by a corrupt government staffed by corrupt politicians who took bribes to look the other way while Americans' lives were butchered.

Now that would be an interesting line of discussion. His sex life? Who cares, except I guess Matt Lauer.

Apr. 08 2009 11:25 AM

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