Eliot Spitzer doesn't waste any time acknowledging the obvious in a new ad supporting his campaign for New York City Comptroller. "Look, I failed. Big time. I hurt a lot of people," he says, without actually using the words "prostitution ring," "Mann Act," or "skirting my own campaign reform laws on a technicality."
The crowd of reporters outside the Lipstick Building yesterday evening crammed close enough to Eliot Spitzer to spot a patch of salt-and-pepper stubble that the disgraced former governor had missed on the underside of his otherwise clean-shaven chin. Spitzer—who stammered a bit when a passerby yelled “ELIOT, YOUR DATE IS HERE!”—was on his way into a “petitioning party” at building’s ground floor restaurant.