Revivals

Secretary Spitzer?

When Eliot Spitzer reappeared to write a piece about the financial crisis for The Washington Post, Steve Benen was “reminded that the nation could use someone who knows a little something about cleaning up Wall Street and combating its excesses.” Should Spitzer’s personal indiscretions really cost him his political future? “Yes, he hired a call girl,” writes Benen, “but so did Sen. David Vitter, and he's still a sitting Republican senator in good standing, who apparently plans to seek re-election.” Benen goes on to name other adulterers who still inhabit the hallowed halls of government. Spitzer probably is an unrealistic choice to take Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat, but what about a post for him in the Obama administration? Benen thinks chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission could be a good destination for the former Wall Street scourge.