Slate's New Columnist: Eliot Spitzer

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2008 7:54 PM CST
In this March 12 file photo, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer announces his resignation.   (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
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(Newser) – Eliot Spitzer continues his slow creep back into the public eye. The disgraced New York governor will begin writing a regular column for the online magazine Slate, the New York Observer reports. Spitzer's column, called the Best Policy, will debut tomorrow, then appear every other week. It will cover government, regulation and finance, and will focus heavily at first on the current economic mess.

"It was not an epic negotiation," said Slate's Jacob Weisberg. "He was very receptive to the idea. He's got a lot to say and he was very receptive to writing on the subject." Weisberg said he pursued Spitzer after seeing a recent op-ed by him in the Washington Post.