In March, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer publicly admitted to his involvement in a prostitution ring. The announcement came just one week after federal prosecutors arrested four people in connection to an expensive prostitution operation.
His statement was shockingly brief. He apologized and said nothing about stepping down. He said that he had "violated his obligation to his family," adding that he failed the standards he set for himself. He took no questions and said he needed time to rededicate himself to his family, and said he would "report back."