On MSNBC this morning, Eliot Spitzer, who's trying to reemerge on the New York political scene, said that he's gone through "A lot of pain. A lot of pain." He then tried to cry:
The MSNBC host asked, "So as personally as you can answer this question, don't give me a pat answer, don't give me one that you prepare in your mind: How are you different than you were five or six years ago? What has changed of who you were?"
"A lot of pain," said Spitzer. "A lot of pain."
The host followed up, "That's it?"
"Yeah," said the politician. "You go through that pain, you change."
But though he tried to cry, it doesn't seem as though he managed to release a tear.
As John Podhoretz notes: