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A surprise announcement from former New York governor Eliot Spitzer who five years after resigning office amid a prostitution scandal said -- last voters for forgiveness.
And seek the job of New York City controller.
So far voters appear willing to give him a second chance with a brand new poll showing him leading his democratic challenger.
He's not the only Democrat seeking redemption of the Big Apple's September primary.
Former congressman Anthony Weiner who resigned in 2011.
After -- sexting scandal.
Is running for New York City mayor and has emerged as a serious contender wall street journal editorial board member Dorothy -- -- -- joins us with.
More so Dorothy.
How do you explain these comeback.
She's -- come because Americans have long has this tendency to fall into fits -- to this day or two is.
Have the money gets a second chance.
Attending the most memorable thing that happened this week.
-- Anthony Weiner in debate with a congressman -- and senior citizens center.
And he was attacked and then the attacker said to the audience and of course he lied about the sixty.
All of these elderly people were about to choke him they put up.
They died of a cult that cannot be long before mentioning Anthony -- his test will be equal vehicle McCarthyism.
So I don't and I inferred kept referring properly here that you don't think is they deserve a second chance.
But looked up.
Let let's say I don't think that it's interesting.
To watch this displayed.
The -- it does -- so much more about the electorate.
To know that they had been driven off into these paradoxes of the very few of giving someone -- -- It's also.
It says a lot about.
They used to it no assistance and field you would use that word.
Yeah I think it's -- -- Mary.
Well you know the thing that bothers me the most about this is it's not clear to me.
That any of them -- redemption and in the process.
As we Catholics and now is that there has to be contrition.
And I have to be a cut and from what I do.
And you know suspects -- is gone around saying that you know he he never did anything.
And never anything against anybody he was offline -- and we know that he lies in the 1990s.
About his campaign financing in 2007.
And his staff went after Joseph Bruno and a Republican opponent -- -- and and and and what's it's just leaked stuff from the yeah.
Investigation -- -- and then with the the Wall Street problems I mean he really went after the scouts.
Of the powerful people on Wall Street and then he.
Used the press to basically.
Try them rather than doing it properly through the attorney general -- channels.
-- when you were recovering.
They have New York -- -- had some personal experience dealing with mr.
Spitzer what kind of a political personality.
Do you think he has.
Well he's a bit sluggish and you've seen it and you know certainly the comments you've had.
People like John Whitehead.
You know very respected former Goldman Sachs chairman.
Wright say that you know Eliot Spitzer said that he was going to come after him and he would pay dearly for defending.
-- laying down another businessmen.
In the pages of our newspaper.
I once spoke -- mr.
Spitzer and he in essence called -- not a very polite name myself so I know that this is how he on and we can't use then it that the phrase on the Internet where where -- -- that's right except for except.
You know these politicians are very clever because they asked for forgiveness.
Which -- -- -- that puts the burden on voters to believe that is charitable people is somehow deserve a second.
-- what they really ought to be saying because that's what in fact they are asking us.
Trust me again despite the fact that I broke the lie lie that I missed use my power -- -- because everything this time I won't do it when you put it that way it's much harder to think.
Majority what does this or something particular hear about New York.
That this that these these folks are coming to the fore here yes oh yes I was watching those people gather around.
And and and protect him with doing that they would like grandmothers and grandfathers.
And thought it was an excuse me your only pet quality.
This is -- methodology.
This is such.
That transcendent passion now everybody's going around giving these people and us.
Using this forgiveness is Eliot Spitzer is doing stuff to talk about all of this bullying is not to talk about that very dark -- all he has to do is focus on -- -- in the forgiveness business now.
And that voters should be a lot less forgiving of our politicians.
I'm not I'm a believer in second chances for politicians you get one.
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