Creepy-grinning former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was on The Colbert Report last night to promote his new book and talk about his run for comptroller, and I have to wonder if he regrets his decision to go on the show. It was a cringe-worthy grilling right from the get-go, with Colbert asking — after Spitzer opened the interview by explaining what a comptroller is and does — “Shouldn’t the job of comptroller go to someone who has shown a modicum of self-comptrol?” At one point, Spitzer began to laugh uncomfortably at Colbert’s zinger-laden grilling, Colbert blurted out, ”This ain’t Charlie Rose, motherf*cker!”
Other biting Colbert jabs for the interview:
“Before you had your fall from grace, or whatever her name was.”
“It seem that voters are more forgiving than they used to be. Do you think that signals progress for our country or the slow decay of our moral values?”
“You were the governor. Aren’t you at once and the same time above and below this job?”
I want more like this!
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