I am endorsing Eliot Spitzer for Comptroller of the City of New York. The prospect of Spitzer back in government service is really exciting. Through his leadership of the several city employee pension funds, the Comptroller can be – in the tradition of Harrison Goldin, among others – one of the most important forces for responsible corporate conduct in the world.
Look, we all know Spitzer’s history but mistakes like that don’t mean the man isn’t a good public servant. History is full of public servants with private peccadilloes and we shouldn’t deprive ourselves of good government service because the politician has personal issues. We need his intellect, his tenacity and his ability to affect change. I am grateful for his willingness to serve; I endorse his candidacy unreservedly.