By Rich Harwood
July 9, 2013
This week, Eliot Spitzer, the former New York State governor who was forced to resign after being caught with high-priced prostitutes, declared his candidacy for New York City comptroller. This follows Anthony Weiner's decision to run for NYC mayor, and Paula Deen's recent implosion. What are we to make of such disgraced public figures and their attempts to resuscitate their careers?