What Spitzer Could Teach Tiger
Former NY gov's comeback shows it can be done
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2009 10:40 AM CST
Eliot Spitzer and wife Silda at a Texas Rangers-New York Yankees baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York on Aug. 25, 2009.   (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)
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(Newser) – Tiger Woods should take a lesson in scandal-management from Eliot Spitzer, Ravi Somaiya writes for Gawker. It's been less than two years since the ex-NY governor's hooker story broke, and he's still married and writing lauded op-eds in the New York Times. Some tips for Tiger:

  • Face the media. It's better to control the story yourself and cut out speculation.
  • Go to rehab. "It's a retreat from the world—one that looks contrite and encourages picture editors to send their photographers to stalk another celeb."

  • Don't bail on what you're good at. Get back on the golf course, Tiger.
  • Don't hide. Spitzer started turning up at events a few months after the scandal broke.
  • Have a sense of humor. When asked about his new columnist gig, Spitzer cracked, "It sucks. I used to be governor of New York."
  • Be candid, but know when to zip it. Spitzer was totally open in a Vanity Fair story, but for the most part he kept quiet. Compare that to "the cowardly statements Woods puts out on his website when he has something to say."

 

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