Comebacks

Spitzer on the Red Carpet

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s comeback continues this weekend, when a documentary about him premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival. Spitzer may show up to the premiere—and sit for interviews with the madam who arranged his trysts with high-class hookers. Ben Smith writes, “The comeback is audacious, and the strategy brazen: Spitzer skipped the public remorse, the charity-work penance. Instead, he is using a sympathetic new biography and the film to try to close the book on his recent past and pivot to what he now openly admits to hoping will be a second career in public life.”