Spitzer's Quiet Comeback

In the last month, a familiar face has begun appearing on television. The last time we saw him, it was a year ago, during the now legendary press conference that marked one of the most precipitous falls from grace in American political history. Now former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is slowly getting back in front of the cameras and voicing his opinion on the economic issues of the day; issues he is eminently qualified to address. But as Newsweek reports in its cover story this week, Spitzer has a long way to go on the road to redemption, and it may be even more difficult than the hard-charging lawyer may realize. Americans tend to "forget but does not forgive" fallen politicians—with the exception of Bill Clinton—the magazine reports. Still, Spitzer is reordering his life, and man who once dedicated himself to cleaning up New York politics is now more focused on cleaning up his family life (and making the occasional appearance on Morning Joe).