Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Eliot Spitzer Is Now A Columnist For Slate


This amuses me so much. Formerly disgraced Governor Spitzer wrote a column for Slate today. This is going to be the first of many, according to the City Room Blog at the New York Times via The New York Observer, because Jacob Weinsberg, the editor-in-chief of the Slate group, has been trying to get him to do it for months now. Spitzer will be writing a regular column titled The New Policy.

I think this is a great idea because this former attorney general will have a lot to say about what is currently happening in Wall Street during this economic crunch. His first column is about why he does not believe the government should continue to bail out giant financial institutions, especially since the tough times we are in now could be attributed to them. The column goes on in great detail, though frankly, I am not too interested in it– it's just not something I want to read about. But I do believe it is important that someone with great authority on legal and financial matters have insight on this issue, and Governor Spitzer seems to be the person.

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