A biography on New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer that has just been published, "Spoiling for a Fight: The Rise of Eliot Spitzer," certainly does not fall short of underscoring his successes in taking on investment research conflicts of interest and putting an end to the mutual fund trading abuses, according to a review in USA Today.

However, not everyone sees him as a hero. Many Republicans and business leaders think Spitzer often puts his own ego ahead of others', particularly other regulators', interest.

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