Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) is putting himself back in the public sphere by becoming a financial columnist.

Spitzer, who resigned his post this year after being linked to a high-priced prostitution ring, had his first column for Slate published Wednesday. In the column, he argues against the use of bailouts to rebuild giant companies. The column doesn't mention his sordid past. Before he became governor, Spitzer earned a reputation as watchdog of the financial sector as New York's attorney general.