Did Spitzer Want to Get Caught? - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Did Spitzer Want to Get Caught?

A lot of people have chalked up Eliot Spitzer’s behavior to an arrogant, above the law mentality, and have speculated that he must have believed that he would never get caught. But what if the opposite is true and on some subconscious level, he wanted to get caught? After all, his visits to hookers spiked up toward the end and he became increasingly sloppy. The obvious follow up question is, why would he want to get caught? The best explanation I could come up with is that perhaps, deep down, he knew that he wasn’t up to the task of being governor, and that he would never live up to the expectations that had been heaped upon him. Given the size of his ego, he may actually prefer to be seen as a tragic figure whose great promise gave way to personal weakness than as a total flop. The most telling line in his resignation speech was, “I look at my time as governor with a sense of what might have been…”

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