Time’s Eliot Spitzer Treat

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Time’s Sheelah Kolhatkar gives us this fascinatingly insider profile on New York’s ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who can’t seem to breathe in enough press attention as of late. Most recently he appeared on “The Colbert Report” and was a panel member on HBO’s “Real Time” with Bill Maher alongside NBC’s Norah O’Donnell and Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane. By the way, his wife, Silda, has insisted he take up therapy and marriage counseling.

An excerpt:
Spitzer may not be starring in a television series yet, but he is bored out of his mind. (“When you have nothing to do all day, you eventually start yelling from the rafters,” he blurted when I first called him.) He is also frustrated, restless and desperate to get back into the arena but unsure how to do it or if it’s even possible, given the immense baggage he would bring to any new endeavor. He was one of the most driven politicians in America, a rocket powered by ambition and hubris. Now he’s like one of those windup cars stuck on the edge of the carpet, its motor grinding away, threatening to flip over.

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Time’s cover story is also one to note, after the jump…

Time Cover: HISTORY MAKER – HOW TOM HANKS IS REDEFINING AMERICA’S PAST. Discussing his latest project, The Pacific, Hanks tells Time contributor Douglas Brinkley, “I wept at the end of almost every hour of that incredibly powerful entertainment [Ken Burns’s The Civil War]. So I thought there might be some other ways that HBO could also make history interesting for people.” Hanks discusses an upcoming project, an adaptation of Vincent Bugliosi’s controversial Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.