“For some reason, super-strivers have a need to sell what is secretly weakest about themselves, as if they yearn for unmasking. [John] Edwards‘ decency and concern for the weak in society — except for his own wife. Bill Clinton‘s intellect and love of community — except for his stupidity and destructiveness about Monica. Bush the Younger‘s jocular, I’m-in-charge self-confidence — except for turning over his presidency, as no president ever has, to his Veep. Eliot Spitzer‘s crusade for truth, justice and the American way — except at home.” — from Maureen Dowd‘s 8.9 column, “Keeping It Rielle,” in the N.Y. Times.