Eventually you knew I would have to address Eliot Spitzer's situation - so here it is - finally!
I personally think Eliot Spitzer did some good as the attorney general of New York. For example, he tackled cleaning up Wall Street's analyst conflicts - something that needed be addressed badly. As they say - now the other shoe has dropped.
I believe someone as driven as him will eventually hit a wall they didn't see and blow up as he did. Do you really think it was a coincidence that his banking records were ultimately what nailed him when he consistently attacked financial institutions? I do not. Based on accounts I have read online and in Fortune his behavior was generally that of a bully - adolescent, immature and childish. No surprise there, but what did surprise me was the extent of who he tried to bully including former GE chief Jack Welch, Goldman Sachs chief John Whitehead, and radio personality Sean Hannity. It is also reported that his first year as governor of New York showed how inept he was, but not living in New York I cannot confirm (and won't invest the time). What about the hooker you may ask? At least he had good taste even if is a adulterous pile of ripe smegma.