Surely Eliot Spitzer prepared himself for an uncomfortable interview with The Daily Beast’s Kevin Sessums just before the release of a documentary about the former New York governor’s career-killing prostitute scandal. But the exchange turned out to be uncomfortable in an entirely unexpected way, thanks to the oversharing interviewer. Behold, the most bizarre bits:
Spitzer Becomes the Interviewer
Sessums: I’ll disclose right here on the record that I’ve hired prostitutes ... I voted the straight Democratic line except for Senator Schumer. My vote turned Green instead. When Schumer, in what I considered an act of New York state cronyism, pushed Mukasey’s nomination ... I promised myself at that moment I would not vote for him for re-election. Mukasey was a champion of the Unitary Executive Theory—just like John Yoo—and he used it to rationalize a president's approving torture.
Spitzer: Interesting. Where are you from? You have an accent.
Spitzer: The Carolina accent isn’t quite as deep as the one from Mississippi.
On Sex Addiction
Sessums: On the eve of the election, Kathleen [Parker, co-host of Spitzer’s CNN show] looked over at you and said, “Has anyone ever told you how adorable you are when you are in denial?” ... Talk about denial. Isn’t that what addiction is all about—a desire that one cannot control that ends up being destructive?