Eliot Spitzer & Pining for Perp Walks

The SF Chronicle has picked N.Y. Attorney General Eliot Spitzer as businessperson of the year. While there are many objections to his being picked, perhaps the most persuasive is that he simply isn’t a businessperson. He is a lawyer and, arguably, a politician, but he is certainly not a businessperson. After a few years of wallowing in post-boom recriminations, it would have been nice to finally celebrate a few business successes — it’s too bad that some in the media apparently can’t stop pining for perp walks.