Spitzer: 'What I Did Was Egregious'

Former guv has tried to address his 'gremlins'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2009 9:41 AM CDT

(Newser) – Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer opened up about his “egregious” call-girl dalliance and subsequent resignation on NBC's Today this morning. Spitzer, who also discussed his re-emergence as a Slate columnist, claimed that he didn’t hire prostitutes frequently—“not long in the grand context of my life”—but did not make excuses for his behavior.

“Like most of us, I suppose, I’ve had flaws. I’ve tried to think about it deeply, address it. There are no excuses. I have tried to address these gremlins; confront them. What I did was an egregious violation of trust to my family, to my colleagues, to the state, and I’ve paid a price and appropriately so,” Spitzer said. “I’m a very fortunate guy. I have a spectacular wife, three daughters who are wonderful. I’ve been forgiven.”