The scene was almost cliche. A politician caught with his pants down seemingly contrite before a press conference with wife at his side. Even NY Governor Eliot Spitzer's words were predictable after he was caught on a wiretap as hiring a prostitute. He apologized for a "private matter".
“I have acted in a way that violates my obligation to my family and violates my or any sense of right or wrong,” said Mr. Spitzer, who appeared with his wife Silda at his Manhattan office. “I apologize first and most importantly to my family. I apologize to the public to whom I promised better.”
“I have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard I expected of myself. I must now dedicate some time to regain the trust of my family.”
Before speaking, Mr. Spitzer stood with his arm around his wife; the two nodded and then strode forward together to face more than 100 reporters. Both had glassy, tear-filled eyes, but they did not cry.
The governor spoke for perhaps a minute and did not address his political future.
Political careers are awfully durable these days. Still, Hot Air says Hillary Clinton has been scrubbing her website of references to a man "who pledged to bring ethics reform and end the often seamy ways of Albany".
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