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Spitzer was unflinching about patronizing the exclusive prostitution ring.
"There is simply no good answer . . . you err, you sin, you fail and have lack of judgment. I had a flaw and failed," he said. There is no way to explain or rationalize or justify." He added that his wife, Silda, is "stupendous" and that their marriage is "strong."
He had less to say about his former lieutenant, current Gov. David Paterson, who has seen his own scandal related to the handling of an aide's domestic violence case. Spitzer denied that Paterson was an ineffectual leader, saying only that "David struggled to do what is right. He has made some missteps."
Asked how he would like to be remembered, Spitzer replied: "I'm not ready to write my obituary. Here's what I hope people will remember: I fought my heart out for them. I fought every battle trying to preserve the public interest. That is what I care about."
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