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Return of the sheriff

Eliot Spitzer, the scourge of Wall Street, crashed out of politics in 2008 after a sex scandal. Could he make a comeback?

Eliot Spitzer has been taking chess lessons. He has the time for such things these days. It might seem that teaching, writing an online column and working at the family real estate business, not to mention hosting a live television show each weeknight, would leave the father of three with scant opportunity to indulge in hobbies. But Spitzer has proven himself notoriously good—or bad, given how it all ended—at multitasking, having formerly spent his days as the headline-grabbing, opinion-splitting governor of New York state and more than a few nights as Client Nine of the Emperor’s Club VIP prostitution ring.

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