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How did Eliot Spitzer end up in such a hole?

Here’s a guess: When launching his first political campaign — for New York’s attorney general — he turned to a family friend: Dick Morris.

From a May 19, 1996 profile of Morris in the New York Times:

“In 1994 in New York, [Morris] worked for the Republican gubernatorial primary campaign of Richard Rosenbaum and — secretly — for the Democratic primary campaign of Eliot Spitzer, the son of an old friend, for attorney general.”

Whatever campaign advice Morris “secretly” doled out to the political newbie didn’t take right away: Spitzer finished last among four candidates in the Democratic primary.

Now, after all these years, Grasshopper finally caught up with Master Po.