Eliot Spitzer has joined the long list of politicians who have been guilty of some crime or extramarital affairs. Well, the sexcapades of President Bill Clinton and Mayor Rudolph Giuliani pale in comparision to this. Actually, this is probably on the same level as neighboring Governor Jim McGreevey’s coming out of the closet. This is indeed a real shock to those who saw Spitzer as a no-nonsense elected official who cleaned up Wall Street, in some regards. But in reality, nothing surprises me with these politicians. I am sure Hillary Clinton, who received the endorsement of Spitzer, is shaking her head, as she will no doubt be mentioned as one of his many, many friends. Barack Obama has received a breather from the mainstream news media. This is too big a story for anyone to pass up. This is an embarrassment of enormous proportions to have rocked New York in recent years. Rudy Giuliani seems like an altar boy, compared to Eliot “Hot Pants” Spitzer.
So, what is the “esteemed” governor guilty of?
Eliot Spitzer is under investigation for allegedly meeting with a prostitute in a Washington hotel. Spitzer, with his wife, Silda, by his side, apologizes to his family and to the public. Not to be funny, but she needs to kick him out. Better yet, she needs to make sure they both take an AIDS test first.
One of the sources said Spitzer is identified in a criminal complaint as “Client-9,” and that his alleged involvement was caught on a federal wiretap. His statement came four days after federal prosecutors in New York announced charges against four people accused of running an international prostitution and money-laundering ring that catered to big spenders. He didn’t have a choice. YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN’T HIDE.
According to prosecutors, Emperors Club VIP charged between $1,000 and $5,500 an hour and operated in New York; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; London, England; and Paris, France.
On Monday, Spitzer apologized to his family and to the public for an undisclosed personal matter. “I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family, that violates my or any sense of right and wrong,” he said, as his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, stood by his side. You see, this could not have been a SISTA. “I am disappointed that I failed to live up to the standard I expected of myself,” he said. “I must now dedicate some time to regain the trust of my family.” I expect that any day now, he will say that he found God.
Time magazine names Spitzer “Crusader of the Year” during his two terms as New York attorney general. Yep, crusading right in the arms of a prostitute while his wife waits at home being played for a fool.
Tabloids label him “Eliot Ness,” because of his reputation for rooting out corruption, busting white-collar criminals and tackling organized crime. Too bad he didn’t bother tackling the prostitution ring he became a part of.
Spitzer is known for prosecuting several prostitution rings. Just not the Emperor Club. He was a titanium card carrying member.
He attended Princeton and Harvard, then became an assistant district attorney in Manhattan.
Education means nothing if you have no class, integrity and dignity.
He worked for three New York law firms and decided to run in his mid-30s for attorney general.
Spitzer is married and has three daughters. There were a lot of people that entered into his marriage. Namely his hos.
Americans, myself included, are tired of dealing with hypocritical and unscrupulous politicians. This cannot bode well for the Clinton campaign. This is an injustice that has been perpetrated on the people of New York. Spitzer will not be remembered for all the good he did for New York City and state. He will be remembered for sleeping with a prostitute, or as the case unfolds, prostitutes. This is sick and he has let his wife down, not to mention his children. This is indeed, a very harrowing moment for his family. Eliot Spitzer needs to resign and get on with his life. It would be interesting to see what the ongoing investigation will prove. As a former New Yorker, I am deeply troubled by his actions to his immediate and extended family and the people of New York state. They should consider impeachment hearings about him. He rode into New York as the “Sheriff” in town but ultimately he turned out to be quite the opposite of the image he portrayed. Quite simply put, he’s a hypocrite.