I see that my old pal Eliot Spitzer - the former governor of New York who resigned last year after some unfortunate business with some pricey prostitution ring - wants a return to public life. But is the decision his to make?
The randy old goat was caught with a ring of call girls at the Mayflower Hotel and, ever since, there have been all kinds of tales that he was fitted up by the Israeli intelligence service Mossad - chiefly as payback for making life so uncomfortable for Jewish financiers on Wall Street.
I always dismissed those yarns as wild conspiracy theories - until one very well connected source told me to think again. My man was involved, it seems.