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OK, so the latest in this Eliot Spitzer disaster is that federal authorities have in their custody text messages from the New York governor relating to this “prostitution ring.”

What was this guy thinking? He has based his career on going after organized crime and other really nefarious groups. Well, how do the people of organized crime manage their communications? Certainly not via text message, which leaves a trail a mile wide.

All Spitzer needed to do was check a local news story gone national—the one about D.C. “madam” Deborah Jeane Palfrey. Palfrey’s legendary phone records contained the numbers of the people who bought the services that she and her people rendered. And they embarrassed some important people.

Now, I’ve read my share of profiles on Spitzer, and I can’t remember the part that talked about his penchant for self-destruction.