Why Pols Like Eliot Spitzer Can’t Quit Politics

NPR- July 8, 2013

What makes a disgraced politician want to come back is probably what made him run in the first place: some combination of ego and a genuine belief he has something valuable to offer.
“The ego and voltage that drove them to get where they’ve gotten is not easily switched off, even after what the kids today are calling an ‘epic FAIL,’ ” says Robert Thompson, a pop culture professor at Syracuse University.

It’s a pain in the tummy
That gets worse by the hour.
You awake with a start,
Hungry for power.

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