I’ve argued before that Eliot Spitzer needs to spend a lot more time gnashing his teeth in the outer darkness before he returns to public life. But now that the NY Post reports that he is considering a run for statewide office in New York, I find that my mind is changed.
Eliot Spitzer, who stepped down from the governor’s office amid scandal, is now strongly considering a run for state comptroller, sources told The Post.
OK, as long as Spitzer is bound and determined to return to the scene one way or another, comptroller might just be the perfect office for him. The comptroller’s job is mechanical and doesn’t entail a lot of opportunities for mischief. “Spitzerism” works a lot better from the attorney general or governor’s office. Spitzer is intelligent (at least in the sense that he has a high IQ) and should be capable for the job, and doing so will preoccupy him from angling for bigger positions with more discretionary powers or writing any more misbegotten Slate pieces.
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