frailty, temptation, and common miscalculation

“You knew the risks. Either you felt you were above the law or you had some kind of death wish.”

His response was that neither was the case. “It’s a story that has been repeated since our earliest days as a species. It’s both obvious and not susceptible to an answer,” he insisted. “Nonetheless, we are led down a certain path. It wasn’t hubris or a death wish—but frailty, temptation, and common miscalculation.”

Out to Lunch: Eliot Spitzer | vanityfair.com

Great interview with Spitzer. The cynic in me thinks he is just trying to rehabilitate his image so he can run for office at some point in the future. The idealist in me thinks he just wants to get past his mistakes and contribute to society again.