The press was barred from Eliot Spitzer’s first lecture at City College of New York yesterday, but that didn’t stop one enterprising Daily News reporter from sneaking in. If he was expecting pearls of wisdom on Emperors’ Club hookers, he was disappointed. The disgraced governor began by nodding at the elephant in the room, quipping, “At this point, you know everything about me.” Then he proceeded to discuss law, public policy, and investment banking, wowing students with humor and erudition.
The man who was once Sheriff of Wall Street cited "big thinkers" from John Stuart Mill to Bruce Springsteen in a 40-minute riff on wealth distribution. By the end, the kids were firmly in their professor’s corner. When a hapless New York Times reporter tried to get a download from one about the class, another snapped, “No snitching.”