It turns out that disgraced former Bronxchester Senator Pedro Espada's autobiography wasn't only about portraying himself as a "hero"—it was also about attacking Eliot Spitzer. According to Donald MacLaren, the ghostwriter whom Espada hired to pen his monomyth, told the Post that Espada wanted to use a sizable chunk of the book to stage a political attack on Spitzer. "There was animosity there. He almost wanted to write a book to defame Spitzer," said MacLaren.
Feds are investigating whether Espada embezzled more than half a million dollars from the Bronx nonprofit health care network he ran for personal use. Though he never fully explained his deep-seated animosity toward the former Governor during their 15+ sessions working on the book, MacLaren has some ideas as to what fueled Espada's revenge fantasy: "Basically, Eliot Spitzer seemed to promise him support and political friendship and later turned against him -- Spitzer stabbed him in the back. He felt Spitzer couldn't be trusted, in a political sense. He wanted to show that Spitzer had a different side."
That purpose became moot after Spitzer's very public downfall in 2008. Considering how important defaming Spitzer was to Espada, as recounted by MacLaren, perhaps this better explains why Espada lost interest in completing the project. Or maybe he was just too busy planning his own birthday party. At least he was always fighting with love in his heart.