Eliot Spitzer to Geraldo Rivera: Don't Sweat the Nude Selfie!

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Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer offered some advice to Geraldo Rivera on his radio show Monday, regarding that selfie the latter posted.

If you missed it ... Geraldo Rivera nude. Enough said.

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“The public will not only forgive you but they will say move on," Spitzer said. "Because this is where the reservoir of good will comes from ... you have been the journalist who focuses on the tough issues."

"No one agrees with you all the time but when it comes back to the issue of care for those who are disabled, for the weakest and poorest and most vulnerable in our society, you did something so overwhelmingly important that a reservoir of goodwill carries through."

Spitzer, who is running for New York City comptroller, spoke of the “higher standard” people in the public eye are held to and noted the irony of himself offering advice.

“I’m in such an odd position commenting on this,” Spitzer said.

“We’re held to a higher standard…when you’re in an elected office it’s an even higher office, that’s why I resigned and took five years to reflect.”

Spitzer resigned as governor of New York five years ago after it was revealed he had hired prostitutes (Ashley Dupre) and tried to conceal the money.

He said that he and his wife, who have three children together, are still married but noted that their “private lives are our private lives.”

Rivera said he tweeted the photo of himself because he was bored.

“The governor speaks of hubris, when you churn life for boredom, ambition or you just can’t stand to have things organized and quiet,” Rivera said.

"So you create a tumult in your life, and there I was 2:30 in the morning."

“I’m sitting around, I had a drink, and I had taken that picture on Saturday morning, and I was looking at it and I just said to myself: ‘You know what, I gotta tweet this.’”

“I look pretty good for a 70-year-old, and I think because I’m so old people will cut me some slack. They won’t take it too seriously,” Rivera continued.

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