Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Endorsing Eliot Spitzer

I am endorsing Eliot Spitzer for Comptroller of the City of New York. The prospect of Spitzer back in government service is really exciting. Through his leadership of the several city employee pension funds, the Comptroller can be – in the tradition of Harrison Goldin, among others – one of the most important forces for responsible corporate conduct in the world.

Look, we all know Spitzer’s history but mistakes like that don’t mean the man isn’t a good public servant. History is full of public servants with private peccadilloes and we shouldn’t deprive ourselves of good government service because the politician has personal issues. We need his intellect, his tenacity and his ability to affect change. I am grateful for his willingness to serve; I endorse his candidacy unreservedly.

July 9, 2013 in Corporate Power , Government Capture  |  2 comments  | 

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Posted by Alan MacDougall on Jul 17, 2013 at 9:29 AM
Dear Bob: Thank you for this endorsement. We need as many shareowner champions we can get! Great to see Spitzer out there again!
Posted by Marcy Murninghan on Jul 9, 2013 at 11:01 AM
Without a doubt Eliot Spitzer is the person for the job. Who among us will cast stones without first examining what's at stake? Power and corruption in the highest places on Wall Street affects all of us -- ALL OF US -- and we need as many brains and experience as we can muster to level the playing field. In the long line of leadership, Spitzer -- and Monks, and Minow -- loom large.

Let it begin, anew.
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