10 March 2008

Good Riddance Eliot Spitzer

Eliot Spitzer is pretty much the rat going down with his own sinking ship. News broke on Monday of his utilization of high price hookers and his penchant for attempting to have unprotected sex with them, even after he led investigations into the practices a while back. Utterly disgraceful behavior for any elected official. Amazingly, as of the time of this writing, he still has not stepped down. Another high profile Northeast governor who promised ethics reform to be taken down by their sexual appetites, though it wasn't as bad for him as it was for Jim McGreevey of New Jersey, which was one of the more heinous sex scandals of our time, and my heart goes out to Mr. McGreevey's family. The same can be said in this case, I can only imagine the hurt that Mrs. Spitzer and her children feel. Spitzer's clock had been ticking for quite sometime as he had numerous scandals surrounding him including his plan to issue drivers licenses to illegal immigrants, the allegations of using the police and other law enforcement agencies to target and conduct surveillance on his political opponents, and his threats against members of Wall Street. With regard to Wall Street, they are especially happy this corrupt man is going to be out of office soon if he has any amount of decency left in him. Of course, I'm not saying that all the work he did, especially with relation to illegal tactics done by members of the financial industry, should be viewed with suspicion, but he had a history of leveling threats against people who had the audacity to speak out against him. Hot Air, as always, has a great post on Spitzer, one worth reading to remind yourself of the type of person he is. Hopefully by the time I wake up tomorrow, he's out of office, it's the only decent thing he can do.


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