Monday, March 10, 2008

Gov. Spitzer Needs to Resign

If this is true, it's not even a close call. It is so very sad when bright, promising leaders make headlines like this one.

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15 comments:

VictoratGaImproper said...

So What, they've been letting hundreds of Whores and Johns do business under the Georgia Gold Dome for the last 30 days.

geeze, all my heroes done gone astray... it's time for snake handling and prayer meeting.

It's small consolation for a wayward piece of a$$ but at least Eliot wasn't screwing the people of New York when it came to investigations of the Health Care Insurance Industry and Wall Street during his tenure as Attorney General.

and Graba$$ Arnold is still on the loose too...

David said...

Not even the slightest bit suprised. Anyone who attempts to "root out corruption" in the manner that he did is bound to have something to hide themselves. He had no regard for the countless careers he ruined in his climb into the limelight. This guy is the epitome of selfishness. His actions say it all and I'm glad he was finally exposed. What goes around comes around Mr. Spitzer.

Amy Morton said...

I have an idea. Special election in NY. Hillary runs for Governor and wins in a walk. Democrats problems are solved.

Justen said...

Oh my God!!! A politician with a prostitue. How shocking! Who has ever heard of such a thing! Well I for one can't believe a politician would ever sleep with a prostitute. What's this country coming to! This is far far worse than lying to the country to take them to war. I think a long prison sentence for Spitzer is whats nessecary here.

Amy Morton said...

I was kidding about Clinton, by the way, but Justen, I'd vote for indicitng Bush and all the rest of the Iraq-or-Bust gang. Given Spitzer rep of going after criminals and graft, it's the hypocrisy here that kills him. And, I'm a democrat.

catherine said...

It's the worlds oldest profession for a reason, people. He was a client, not a ringleader. Sure, it's against the law, but certainly does not negate all the good he's done. Nor does it require that he resign. Jeez. Can everyone just take a breath and read the whole story?

goldenbug said...

Hold it everyone! Spitzer does not need to resign. I am a Canadian and I think you Americans need to liberalize and lighten up a bit. Spitzer did not use a "Prostitute", or a "whore". He paid for an "Escort" (and a high class one at that). Here in Canada, Escorts are legal. The police do not even attempt to crack down on them because, according to Canadian Law, it is legal! However, I understand that in the "Land of the Free" (hahahaha....what a misnomer), things are not so free. In fact, the USA is one of the most sexually repressed nations in the world.

IMO, Sitzer should not be condemned and this item should not even be news, let alone headline news!

The law here in Canada says that when a man and a woman are in a private room, what happens between them is their business. Regarding Escorts, here in Canada, the law consdiers that a man pays a woman for her time and what ever happens in that time is between two consenting adults. In Spitzers case, he got the time that he wanted from a female companion (and he probably got the thrill he was looking for) :), and she left happy with $3100.

What really should happen is that America legalize Escort Services in every State. Things like this situation with Spitzer happen all the time in other countries around the world and it NEVER makes the news. Only in American! The land of the Red, White and Blue! Come on America! Get on with life. Grow up. Sex is a real part of life and it is fun! :)

thoreauwasright said...

When I heard the story on WAMC on the way back from court I thought it was some kind of joke. I am shocked and very disappointed. Solicitation of prostitution is a crime under the New York Penal Code. As Attorney General, Spitzer was responsible for the prosecution of prostitution rings. We no know that at the same time he was prosecuting these crimes he was soliciting prostitution himself.

The sad thing is that this is just another story of NY political hypocrisy. Less than a year ago the NY State Comptroller had to resign and pay back over $100,000 to the state for monies used to drive his wife around by a private driver. His wife had ALS (I believe), which is at least a mitigating factor. No such mitigation here.

I used to be a prosecutor, and the quickest way to end your career is to commit a crime yourself. Most of the time for prosecutors it was a DUI that ended the career. There has to be a higher standard for those responsible for upholding the law as prosecutors. He blew it and needs to go. Heck his biggest supporter on WAMC (Albany’s NPR station), Alan Shartalk, called for his resignation. The right thing to do is to take responsibility and step aside sooner rather than later. Sad really.

Amy Morton said...

Sorry, but I'm sick about and sick of some of our bightest and best thinking that they are entitled to violate the law and remain in office. It's the hypocrisy here that I can't swallow.

VictoratGaImproper said...

Let's all face it, we're in the wrong business. Before the next legislative session, someone please start a tatoo parlor that specializes in putting corporate logos on georgia elected officials' genitalia.

Trackboy1 said...

Sorry, men are dumb. We just are.

When was the last time you heard of a female elected official being caught with a male escort/prostitute?

We know better, and we still dodumbass things over and over again.

VictoratGaImproper said...

Trac,

As a defense for men, the name Schrenko comes to mind but her hoe, which she called a consultant got paid from your tax dollars.

Our inattentiveness to "the system," let's things like this keep happening.

Tina said...

An ethical consideration: A man makes a promise to his co-workers, employees, boss, golf partner, or best friend and he keeps the promise.
A man makes a promise to the one he is supposed to hold dearest-- his mate and the mother of their children -- and he breaks it.
The fact is that some men's promises to women are easily broken and the breaking of these promises is considered just part of a game.
To my mind, a promise is a promise.
The key consideration in the Spitzer case is a double standard of ethics and "selective promise-making." He promises faithfulness to the one he married, and he broke his promise. Not uncommon at all.
So Spitzer did the usual mea culpa routine in front of the camera, and his embarassed and betrayed wife felt she had to appear with him. Ethically, he is just another guy who thinks that promises made at the altar do not count...or is it just promises made to women that do not count?

Tina said...

Oh, and one more thing. Both dopers and habitues of brothels seldom consider that they may actually be supporting other forms of organized crime, including "white slavery," gangland murders, child pornography and a host of other antisocial and frequently disgusting practices.
I have no patience with Alan Dershowitz and James Carville shrugging off paying a prostitute as just a minor peccadillo. The man who supports prostitution (whether it's called escort service or whatever) is contributing to a whole sub-stratum of bottom feeders who are into lord-knows-what other kinds of lowlife "business."

Trackboy1 said...

Some of our state rep's and state senators are big fans of prostitutes...er, I mean...cute lobbyists.

What ever happened to Richardson's Gas Gal? What ever happened to Ben Harbin's DUI when he left that lobbysts apartment two and a half hours away from his wife and kids?

Don't ya just love it when an elected official preaches the sanctity of marriage?


Hey, I have my 5th wedding anniversary in a few days...what's the gift for five years? She is a saint for putting up with my continued foolishness...