Last night, Eliot Spitzer continued his media blitz (which began with last week's Tonight Show appearance) by appearing on The Colbert Report. You may recall that Spitzer appeared on The Colbert Report the day before his tryst with high-priced hooker Ashley Dupre, and he has returned to the show in his post-gubernatorial days to offer his thoughts on the world. But this time, Colbert was merciless: "Why do you want this job? Because before you had your fall from grace—or whatever her name was—you were the governor of the state! You were the governor! Aren't you at one and the same time both above and below this job?"
He also asked, "Shouldn't the job of comptroller go to someone who has shown a modicum of self-comptrol?" The Daily Politics has more, pointing out that the candidate "got totally clowned":
"Do you think that it seems that voters are more forgiving than they used to be?" Colbert asked, or "Do you think that signals progress for our country, or the slow decay of our moral values?"
"Wow. Wow! Tough one," Spitzer said, grinning.
"This ain't 'Charlie Rose,' motherf-----!" Colbert wrapped up. "Come back and tell me."
NY Times political reporter Michael Grynbaum Tweeted, "Colbert, brilliant satirist, is also a staunch moralist. Loved watching his sly & sophisticated interview with Spitzer tonight."
Colbert has no patience for dudes who cheat on their wives and lie to the public—besides being a devout Catholic (he teaches Sunday School), his sister also ran against Mark Sanford.