It’s come to this. The disgraced Client No. 9 is now dispensing advice to national punch line Anthony Weiner. You may have noticed the pathetic Weiner is on a rehab tour, try to wriggle free from the image of a lewd, creepy weirdo who likes to tweet his junk. Spitzer, meanwhile, has sunk to the lowest possible depths, now working for some obscure cable outfit that used to employ the long forgotten Keith Olbermann.
Anyway, Spitzer now feels since he’s done five years penance for hooking up with pricey call girls he’s entitled to give A-Wad some advice.
“I think we can all agree that a year is not a terribly lengthy period of time,” he said. “Obviously I’m in a sort of difficult position to talk about this. It’s been five years since I left office. Five years is more than one. You can see people’s sensibilities change as they see you, talk to you, as you’ve done more things.”
“I think that’s a personal decision,” he answered when later asked if Mr. Weiner should indeed give politics another go in the next election cycle. “I think next year is maybe a little short. But the public’s tolerance for this is something that he will only determine by whether he floated this intentionally a not, who knows? I kind of doubt it. I mean, probably a little too short but the public will have to make that decision.”
Mr. Spitzer also addressed Mr. Weiner’s initial attempt to cover up his scandal and suggested it might have been a bit ham-fisted to claim his Twitter account had been hacked and somebody else had infamously sent out an indecent photo.
“It didn’t work, that was the other problem,” he said of the claim. “It was flawed.”
Yeah, that’s putting it mildly. And the weeks of stonewalling that followed didn’t help, either.