Eliot Spitzer, the former New York governor whose penchant for call-girls leaked last March and led to his removal from office, has been invited by Harvard University to speak to students today on a subject some people would probably find him lacking: ethics. The ex-governor sure is drawing a big crowd to his talk, titled "From Ayn Rand to Ken Feinberg – How Quickly the Paradigm Shifts. What Should Be the Rationale for Government Participation in the Market?" The Boston Globe reports that...Read Full Story
(Getty Images | Inset from Today)Eliot Spitzer went on the Today show Monday morning to talk for the first time since his resignation as governor of New York about his use of prostitutes.Matt Lauer called the subject the "800 pound gorilla," and asked about Spitzer's reentry into politics when his policies will so likely be overshadowed by his scandal."I, Matt -- like most of us I suppose, I won't speak for anybody else -- I have flaws," Spitzer said. "I've tried to think about it deeply...Read Full Story
(Getty Images) Just when Eliot Spitzer thought it was safe to be seen in public, his "personal Madam Butterfly" decided to drag him back into the news. Kristin Davis's newly released tell-all book, "The Manhattan Madam" succeeds in making Spitzer look even creepier than his face already does. Davis, who pleaded guilty last year to charges of running a prostitution ring used by Spitzer, claims she "blacklisted" the former governor (code name "James") after he showed his dark side."James...Read Full Story
Former New York state governor Eliot Spitzer is apparently looking for some way to fill up his days now that he's no longer running the third-largest state in the Union. To that end, he's now writing for Slate.com, turning his first column to the site in a planned series of articles by Spitzer looking at the ongoing economic crisis.In his first op-ed, Spitzer criticizes the scope and strategy behind current government intervention, warning that, "current bailouts—a remarkable $7.8 trillion in...Read Full Story
The 32 year-old, college-educated Clinton Hill resident is the first to be officially charged in the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal which rocked the country last March. Lewis, who was an honor student, high-school cheerleader and University of Virginia graduate, doesn’t exactly strike me as someone likely to be caught booking prostitutes for politicians. Though, I suppose we don’t know her whole story. At least she wasn’t sleeping with them.Sentencing is scheduled for August 6, 2008...Read Full Story
The Dallas Morning News did a great brief drawing a haunting parallel between Eliot Spitzer's so-called confession slash admission of doing something wrong but not saying what and New Jersey Governor James McGreevey's admission of infidelity. Check out the pictures below and take note, folks. This is what you wear when you make a public apology. Ladies, pearls with muted colors only, please. Or definitely go with something that seems to say, "I forgive him, but oh damn am I getting some new...Read Full Story
Spitzer has had an interesting history with the entertainment industry. Here are a couple examples:Music Royalty Settlement (2004): Through an investigation of music industry practices, Spitzer's office uncovered $50 million in royalties owed to musicians whose record labels had failed to keep in contact with them. Under New York State's Abandoned Property Law, those royalties not being sent to their rightful owners would have to be surrendered to the state. Under a settlement, the labels...Read Full Story
New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer has apologized amid allegations of involvement in a prostitution ring. On March 12th, 2008 he resigned from office. March 17th will be his last day as Governor of the state.