Spitzer, unplugged

An interview with Eliot Spitzer was posted yesterday on the important-nerdy-people-talking-to-a-camera site Big Think:

You can watch the whole thing straight through, or just answers to individual questions.

A few takeaways:

On Alan Greenspan: "I don't think Alan Greenspan really understood markets."

On the Securities and Exchange Commission: "... intellectually incapable of doing what they were supposed to do."

On Tim Geithner: "He's not corrupt ... he's wrong... he's failed as Treasury Secretary"

On Paterson: "I don't regret asking David to be lieutenant governor."

On Kirsten Gillibrand: "I think she has, unfortunately, shown that she's more a careerist than a politician dedicated to standing up on principle."

Advice for students: "Stay in school as long you can."

On transgressions: "A violation in certain domains does not speak to the totality of one's personality."

On avoiding scandal: "When you know something's stupid, don't do it."

On his flaws: "[they're] very evident to the world."

He also answers the sock question near the end.

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