Who is Eliot SpitzerEliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is an American politician and attorney. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 54th governor of New York from 2007 until his resignation in 2008.
Born in New York City, Spitzer attended Princeton University and earned his law degree from Harvard. He began his career as an attorney in private practice with New York law firms before becoming a prosecutor with the office of the New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney. From 1999 to 2006, he served as the Attorney General of New York, earning a reputation as the "Sheriff of Wall Street" for his efforts to curb corruption in the financial services industry. Spitzer was elected Governor of New York in 2006 by the largest margin of any candidate, but his tenure would last less ...
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- The irony is that it was tougher to rent a car from Cerberus when it owned Alamo than to buy a semi-automatic. To rent a car, one had to provide ID, a drivers' license, and get insurance coverage. To buy a gun? Cash and carry, from the back of a station wagon at a gun show. No concerns about downstream liability or risk.
- Some say that I should settle down, go slower and not push so hard, so quickly for such transformational change. To them, I say that you misunderstand the size of the problems we face, the strength of the status quo and the urgency of the people's desire for change.
- Imagine if the pension funds and endowments that own much of the equity in our financial services companies demanded that those companies revisit the way mortgages were marketed to those without adequate skills to understand the products they were being sold. Management would have to change the way things were done.
- The reality of split government puts a premium on creativity within the administration. President Obama needs to put the right people in charge of the agencies and then have them push the bounds of administrative power to change policy through those agencies. President Obama has a pretty good track record of this.
- Our criminal justice system is fallible. We know it, even though we don't like to admit it. It is fallible despite the best efforts of most within it to do justice. And this fallibility is, at the end of the day, the most compelling, persuasive, and winning argument against a death penalty.
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Navjotpkaur: i don’t think even eliot spitzer tried being relevant after he was forced from office.
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Leoncrawl: reminds me of when a reporter asked eliot spitzer how he was enjoying being a columnist for slate, and spitzer said, "it sucks. i used to be governor of new york"
Renois: my friends and i, having no clue who he was, met eliot spitzer campaigning outside shea stadium and, as any good teenager meeting a politician should, made fun of him. dude laughed and gave it right back to us. very cool guy.
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