“A lot of pain. A lot of pain. You go through that pain, you’ve changed.”
— Eliot Spitzer explaining — in a choked voice and biting his lip — how he’s different, now that he’s running for New York City comptroller, compared to his behavior in the 2008 hooker scandal that seemingly ended his political career. On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the former governor showed a brisk, dutiful penitence through most of the 15-minute interview (“hubris. . . inexplicable. . . improper”) until asked at the end how he’s actually changed. So, what do you think — real or rehearsed?