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Colbert Grills Spitzer Over His Political Ambitions

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    Eliot Spitzer on The Colbert Report.

    Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer continued to make his way around the media circuit Thursday as he mounts a campaign for New York City Comptroller.

    Spitzer sat down with late-night comedy show host Stephen Colbert, who grilled the former governor about why people should trust him after it was revealed he was a regular client of an escort agency.

    The prostitution scandal forced Spitzer to resign as New York governor in 2008.

    "Shouldn't the job of comptroller go to someone who has shown a modicum of self-comptrol?" Colbert asked Spitzer. "Why should the people trust you?"

    Check out Colbert and Spitzer talking about his entry back into public life and politics as Colbert pokes some fun at the former disgraced governor: