We will all be hearing plenty about Eliot Spitzer in the next days and weeks, so let us get on and off the topic rapidly here, with one impression beyond all the obvious ones:
Hey Governor Spitzer, what's the big idea of dragging your wife to this press conference?
He nuances the entirety of the tawdry issue at hand, saying only, "I have acted in a way that violated the obligations to my family."
Meanwhile, he's still doing it - in this case, the obligation to spare his wife the shame of the public eye which he alone deserves. And he should have faced alone today.
Was there any reason for her to be there? What good did it do?
Did she insist on going?
See you later, Eliot Spitzer, says New York State. We only wish we were advisor to Silda, so we could have said, stay home. Have a drink. Call the movers.
for Ithaca Blog