Prosecutors Gone Wild

[A] large deal of the gleeful Spitzerfreude on Wall Street arose from of the poetic justice of Spitzer’s undoing at the hands of the same extra-judicial tactics he regularly used against Wall Street firms and corporate executives when he was attorney general of New York. The real scandal of Spitzer’s career was not so much the former Girls Gone Wild model as the prosecutors gone wild.

My retrospective of Eliot Spitzer as both archetype and victim of overaggressive prosecutors in the July/August American Spectator is now on line at the AEI website.


  • That’s a very thoughtful and fairm-minded article. Well done.

  • Spitzerfreude – good one. Yes, it’s satisfying, somehow, to see the bad guy hoisted on his pittard.