Slate columnist and randy ex-governor Eliot Spitzer showed up at a Slate party last night at—get ready for this, guys—Happy Ending, a former rub-'n-tug spot. Oh, you! Then he gave this soulful quote:

"I went over afterwards to ask him how he was enjoying life as a columnist. 'It sucks,' he said with a grin. 'I used to be governor of New York'”.

There you have it: being a Slate columnist sucks worse than being caught in a prostitution sting. [FT]