This is going to be an uncharacteristically short post today. Playing “pile on” in a tragedy like Eliot Spitzer’s, (tragedy for his family, that is), seems indelicate at the least.
At the same time, it would be unwise to let this cautionary debacle go without any comment whatsoever. Spitzer, whose reputation was built on a mountain of “get the big guys” anti-trust, embezzlement, and abuse of power cases running the gamut from financial powerhouse Merrill Lynch to members of the cigarette industry, is now in the very same public spotlight he once shone on CEOs who were the targets of his investigations.
It’s a very bright, very hot spotlight indeed.