As Eliot Spitzer prepares for his new gig as co-host of the Parker Spitzer show on CNN, which starts Monday and airs at 8 p.m. weeknights, he gave an interview to David Gergen, PARADE contributing editor and a CNN political commentator. The other host is syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker.
The interview hits all the highlights, from the former governor’s resignation in March 2008 amid a prostitution scandal and how his marriage has been repaired to whether he has become more humble and what advice he has for President Barack Obama.
On repairing his marriage, Spitzer said he has been “extraordinarily fortunate in having a wife who is loving, caring, forgiving—far beyond what I’m entitled to.”
Spitzer told Gergen that his transgressions can be attributed to hubris and the “human frailty of anxiety that leads one to succumb to certain temptations, even though one knows, without any doubt, it is wrong and it is in public.”