The season of the shadow calls for a leader to exemplify strength and courage. Obama is presenting himself as such a leader right now, but he hasn't escaped the shadow's grip.
Where did Spitzer screw up? He screwed up by refusing to owe anybody any favors. Eliot Spitzer is Ralph Nader with a penis. Isn't that the kind of man you want working for you?
The irony of an attorney general acting as a criminal can't be avoided, especially acting like the very kind of criminal that Spitzer himself would have nailed to the wall.
I'm not being judgmental about Spitzer's home life. And by "home life" I mean, "sex with prostitutes." I'm being judgmental about whether NY State deserves a governor with a rudimentary understanding of the law.