Eliot Spitzer, the former New York governor and New York City comptroller candidate, says he has not visited a prostitute since 2008, when it was revealed the Democrat was a client for a high-price prostitution ring. The Wall Street Journal reports:
You'd think the editors of elegant women's fashion magazines would learn. But they seem unable to profit from experience, much like Huma Abedin, wife of Anthony Weiner, about whom we all know a lot more than we would like, while Abedin, herself, seems to know and have learned ... nothing.
It’s surprising when a candidate for office tells you exactly what he’ll do if elected. It’s even more surprising when that candidate is Eliot Spitzer. The former Democratic governor of New York resigned in 2008 after being exposed as a client of a high-priced prostitution ring, but as the New York Times revealed earlier this month, he’s getting back into politics by running for an office few can even pronounce: New York City comptroller.
Eliot Spitzer has dug himself out of a political grave and, while his fingernails are still bleeding, is out on the stump hustling for signatures and votes. This is what happens when nobody remembers that a wooden stake must be driven through the heart before earth is shoveled over the body.
For your weekend reading, Politico has a long Maggie Haberman piece on political rehabilitation. Her subjects are Mark Sanford and Anthony Weiner about whom some cannot get enough. Others undoubtedly believe that we know far too much already about both of these characters. Still, Haberman writes:
Chuck Schumer would not comment this morning on former congressman Anthony Weiner's political rehabilitation:
"Senator Schumer, before we go, need to ask you about somebody who -- some have called your former protege, Anthony Weiner," said the ABC host. "Obviously, he left Congress in disgrace, now is considering a run for mayor. I don't expect you to make endorsements for the mayor's race. But tell me: Does Anthony Weiner deserve a second chance?"