A former advisor to Eliot Spitzer, the ex-governor of New York, who was dismissed of his duties due to a 2008 prostitution scandal, is releasing a book, Journal of the Plague Year, that offers a not-so-reasonable yet hilarious excuse to Spitzer's actions: he discontinued his weekly game of tennis. Want to know how this all ties in? Well, the NY Times previewed the book, written by Lloyd Constantine, and had this to say:
Mr. Constantine offers one diagnosis for Mr. Spitzer’s tempestuous behavior that perhaps only a wealthy Manhattanite could suggest: acute lack of tennis. Mr. Spitzer dropped his weekly game with Mr. Constantine in 2006, worried that a tender hamstring would cause him to hobble on the campaign trail. That ‘deprived Eliot of an important physical release,’ Mr. Constantine writes.