Disgraced ex-New York Governor Spitzer admits toying with political comeback

April 8th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Apr.8 (ANI): Disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has admitted that he had once toyed with the idea of making a political comeback, and has not yet considered closing out that option.

Speaking in an interview with Fortune, Spitzer said that he is itching for a way back into politics and, even at this late date, hasn’t totally closed the door on a race this year.

Acknowledging the wrong that he had done to his wife Silda for the first time, Spitzer said he is taking personal responsibility for what he did to his family.

The New York Post quoted him, as saying: “I made an egregiously horrendous judgment at every level. Not just in terms of the risk/reward calculus, which seems like a very antiseptic way of thinking about it, but also in terms of what it meant to my family. I talk all the time about fiduciary duty. What more fundamental duty is there than to a spouse?”

He added: “I love politics. The substance, the debate about the issues …”

“I’ve never said I would never consider running for office again,” he said.

Sources have told The Post that Spitzer months ago had discussed with his wife, Silda, the possibility of running this year, and she was not up for the idea so soon after the national scandal that proved very difficult on their family. (ANI)

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