“I think it’s fair to say I’m running for office. No other member of my family is running for office. And I think the public is going to judge me, not who else is with me or not with me. She’s got a career. There are other things I think the public appreciates.”
— Eliot Spitzer explaining wife Silda’s absence from his public appearances in his campaign for New York City comptroller, in comments reported by the New York Post, amid ever-louder speculation about the state of their marriage.