The Boston Globe reports that former New York governor Eliot Spitzer is, as I write this, giving a lecture at Harvard’s Safra Foundation Center for Ethics.

The head of the center was quick to attempt to defuse the irony:

“He’s not speaking about ethics. He’s here to talk about a research project we’re launching on institutional corruption,” said Lawrence Lessig, director of Harvard’s Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. Spitzer “may be the most influential living prosecutor on these issues, so adding his perspective seems valuable.”

Okay, but still: You’re making this much too easy for bloggers and reporters.

Our ideas can save democracy... But we need your help! Donate Now!

Jesse Singal is a former opinion writer for The Boston Globe and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is currently a master's student at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy. Follow him on Twitter at @jessesingal.