Eliot Spitzer wonders about Obama by Joe Conason
If Eliot Spitzer is truly on the road to rebirth
as a politician, the single issue that he still owns is financial wrongdoing.
Eradicating the scams he once prosecuted as New
York attorney general, before such chicanery brought down the
national (and global) economy, is not only popular
but essential. While Spitzer makes no excuses for himself, his
advocates have suggested that the former governorís
powerful Wall Street enemies gave a hard push to the prostitution
scandal that forced his resignation.
Whether or not Spitzer believes there was a conspiracy
against him, he shows no signs of backing down from his
old adversaries. Today on New Deal 2.0, the news
and opinion website of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute,
he and Bill Black, the economist and scholar
who is among the nationís leading experts on financial fraud, launch a
broadside at Goldman Sachs and former Treasury
Secretary Hank Paulson, among others, and more or less
insist that the public interest demands indictments...
But our president, much as we like him, isn't
into "looking backwards" or "assigning blame."
He figures if he's nice to them...
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