Eliot Spitzer Resigns
One of the fun things about the analysis we perform is the ability to look ... (read more)
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Friday March 14th 2008 12:17 PMTags: Categories:
One of the fun things about the analysis we perform is the ability to look inside statements where someone is admitting to something like a secret. On the surface we see the stoic soon-to-be ex-governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer, with his wife at his side and the American flag in the background. A clear, strong voice conveys his regret and remorse as he reads from a prepared speech that he probably never imagined he would be giving. But wait a minute, the Believability Meter would like to address a few questions! Will the remorse you feel always be with you (0:25)? Does he really feel he has the "faith and trust of the people of New York" (0:42)? Was it Lt. Governor Patterson who suggested the date of transition (1:48)? Notice the interesting little spike as he states that he is leaving public life (2:08), perhaps this is just a temporary setback like other politicans who fall so suddenly to scandal. Finally, take note of his final "thank yous", which register on the Believability Meter simply because he does not want to really thank us, but rather he wants to understand how it all went very wrong so quickly.