New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer held a press conference Monday to address reports that he was involved in a high-priced prostitution ring. He apologized to his family and the public.
â€œI have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard I expected of myself,â€ he said. â€œI must now dedicate some time to regain the trust of my family.â€
Better block out some time for that. This sounds like a career-ender for Spitzer, especially given his past high-profile crusades as attorney general against public corruption and scandal, including a 2004 case against, um, a prostitution ring.
What makes otherwise smart politicians think they can get away with these shenanigans?