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
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(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.”

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Apr 6, 2009 11:09 AM CDT
Cross referenced to many republican names involved in personal scandal too.
Apr 6, 2009 8:30 AM CDT
good job, health, career, beautifull family and wife. Look up moron in the dictionary and you will see his picture
Apr 6, 2009 6:03 AM CDT
"exceed" = "succeed". We already know about his 'excesses'