Another former New York politician has announced that he is looking for a second chance. Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is trying to follow Anthony Weiner’s example by announcing he will attempt to return to New York politics and run for New York City’s Comptroller. Spitzer resigned in 2008 after the public found out he spent a large amount of money on prostitutes. Spitzer admitted that he frequently paid for high end prostitutes in New York, as well as to join him at hotels in Washington D.C.
Spitzer had first served as Attorney General in New York, and then as Governor before he resigned in 2008. Yesterday, he announced he would run for City Comptroller, which would bring him back into political office much quicker than anyone would have anticipated.
It’s scary to think that society could so quickly forgive a politician for indiscretions like this. I for one do not approve of my elected politicians partaking in prostitution. Eliot Spitzer was a big name is New York politics, and surely has lots of powerful friends. It will be interesting to see how his race goes and what the New York voters decide.
In May I asked if former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner, who wants to be the Mayor of New York City, deserves a second chance. Today I ask the same question again.
Do you think it is too soon for Eliot Spitzer to be given a second chance?