What Makes Them Insincere Sacks of Lies:
Let's take Spitzer's apology statement by statement, shall we?
"I cannot allow for my private failings to disrupt the people's work."
Hey, that's right. That's why, completely on your own, you broke it off with the prostitute and apologized to the voters. Oh, wait, that's not what happened. You fucking got caught. Had the details not been related to the media, you would have continued to serve as governor and lead the same creepy personal life.
"Over the course of my public life, I have insisted - I believe correctly - that people take responsibility for their conduct."
You were caught red-handed! You didn't take responsibility for a goddamned thing until you had no choice! The time to take responsibility was a few years ago, right before you made the decision to tell your wife you had to work late, and pay some socially retarded girl who's half your age for sex. The personal responsibility train left the station years ago, and you gave it the finger as you watched it leave.
"I can and will ask no less of myself. For this reason, I am resigning from the office of governor."
Also, has this observation already been made?
Oh, Eliot. You silly, silly man. The reason you resigned, and this has been well documented, is because you would have been impeached otherwise. Spitzer claiming that his resignation was due to honor is akin to a criminal being led to the electric chair and then declaring, "I'm now willing to die for my own actions!"
As for Dupre...wow, where to start. For one, its quite believable that you genuinely feel guilty about this whole saga. And surely your appearances had nothing to do with the record deal you were pursuing.