Monday, March 10, 2008

Eliot Spitzer, We Hardly Knew Ye

So, this is the big news today-
Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a high-priced prostitute at a Washington hotel last month, according to a person briefed on the federal investigation...

The news was big enough for Drudge to whip out the siren! I would've saved it unless he'd been outed as the pimp.

He hasn't resigned, but obviously this does not bode well for his political career. So far, he has merely read a statement apologizing to his family and the public. Likely, he will try and ride this out.

I would say that this news disappoints me had his first two years in office not been a huge disaster already. Spitzer rode into Albany on a landslide victory as a reformer, with tons of bold promises (legalizing gay marriage!), but soon found himself sucked into the same dirty Albany games he pledged to fight. It would appear that Albany is a political sewer that can give Washington DC a serious run for its money.

Feeling good today, though? Crack dealers, who no longer have to worry about being taxed.

[UPDATE: Meet David Patterson... the next Governor of New York?]

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