No Frills Apology from N.Y. Gov. Spitzer
While many of my peers in the blogosphere are celebrating Democrat Governor Eliot Spitzer’s connection to a prostitution ring and his subsequent public shame after this taped apology, I lament another sad day in politics. This latest scandal does more than play at the partisan table; it “helps” in the continuing erosion of public trust in political figures.
Moreover, I can’t help but think of the man’s family and what they must be going through due to his indiscretions.
The fact that he was caught knee deep in impropriety might be fitting for Spitzer, who among other things crafted his persona as one of enduring principles, like fidelity, integrity, and honesty. But he has left a legacy of shame which will continue to add to the growing edema surrounding politics.