Client Number 9, otherwise known as Elliot Spitzer, happens to have a job as a TV anchor on Al Gore’s Current TV Network, not that anyone knows anything about it. Why? Because according to Spitzer, “nobody’s watching” it.
At a recent luncheon, Spitzer was asked about his Current TV gig. The one-time political powerhouse said he loved the TV job, but ratings are a bit of a problem.
“Nobody’s watching, but I’m having a great time. I don’t mean to be facetious, but I am really enjoying myself. It’s like having a cocktail party with friends every night.” Pausing for a moment he added, “Somebody needs to buy the network.” And perhaps they will, he mused, if for no other reason than to snap up Current’s distribution system. Either way, New York’s former governor isn’t quitting his day job, so to speak. “I’m glad all my investments are in real estate, not media companies, but if someone can make money at it, great.”
Spitzer will be remembered most for having thrown away a promising career in public life when he got caught up in the New York prostitution scandal that ended his political career — hence his nickname of “client number 9.” After that disgraceful exit, Spitzer tried his hand as a CNN talker but lost that job due to poor ratings. He then migrated to the little known, little seen Current TV Network started by the “inventor of the Internet,” Al Gore.