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When Will Spitzer Finally Pull Out?
Village Voice ^ | 3/10/08 | Harkavy

Posted on 03/10/2008 6:03:07 PM PDT by melt

Will Eliot Spitzer resign in time for this evening's network newscasts? I wouldn't if I were him. I'd wait until right afterwards, so that my smiling face wouldn't appear simultaneously on every TV set in the Western world.

This is not New York provincialism. Spitzer is practically the most prominent and powerful Democrat in a huge state — Hillary Clinton's state, Wall Street's state, the state of millions of Democrats.

Spitzer's boner really sticks out, even in this day and age. He didn't just get some on the side. He violated the law, if the federal complaint and published reports are true.

Yes, it will be more important to the country when Citigroup finally collapses. That will be a real disaster.

Still, there's some meat to this Spitzer thing. In any case, the way it went down was a case of exquisite timing, coming on the heels of last night's final episode of HBO's The Wire.

My buddy and former colleague Adamma Ince just texted me:

Looks like Lester got Spitzer on the wire too. She's referring to Lester Freamon, the ace detective on that ace investigative entertainment series about political corruption. Lester, adept at tapping and taping politicians, lawyers, and drug dealers, was the shining cop of all "murder police" on that instantly legendary series.

Judging from the complaint that apparently involves Spitzer, there was some pretty good bugging going on against him too.

Lost in the babble over the Spitzer story are the dubious prostitution laws. Why exactly is prostitution criminalized? However, it is, and Spitzer just got finished with a long stint as attorney general, where he hounded others for breaking laws. And now he's governor.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: badjokes; corruption; doubleentendres; goodriddance; hookers; hypocrite; liar; mediawhore; resignation; sex; spitzer; villagevoice
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It's time to resign--- and bring this episode to a "climax".

1 posted on 03/10/2008 6:03:08 PM PDT by melt
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To: melt

For spitz, I recommend the withdrawal method.


2 posted on 03/10/2008 6:04:35 PM PDT by Vision Thing
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To: melt

It should come to an end.


3 posted on 03/10/2008 6:05:30 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: Vision Thing

Great title!


4 posted on 03/10/2008 6:05:30 PM PDT by Chris DeWeese (http://www.kccog.org)
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To: melt

termus interruptus


5 posted on 03/10/2008 6:05:49 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: melt
Lost in the babble over the Spitzer story are the dubious prostitution laws. Why exactly is prostitution criminalized?

Thought bubble over elliot's head: Yeah, why IS prostitution illegal, anyway? I know! I'm the governor! I'll make it legal!

6 posted on 03/10/2008 6:05:58 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (dehumanize: the model prescribes the required behavior. disincentives ensure compliance.)
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To: melt

Hannity & Colmes guest from Albany just reported if Spitzer does not resign they will begin impeachment process.


7 posted on 03/10/2008 6:06:14 PM PDT by mware (Americans in arm chairs doing the job that the media refuses to do.)
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To: melt
When Will Spitzer Finally Pull Out?

There's a joke right there.
8 posted on 03/10/2008 6:06:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting CONSERVATIVE in memory of 5 children killed by illegals 2/17/08 and 2/19/ 08)
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To: kingattax

LOL :)


9 posted on 03/10/2008 6:06:54 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: melt

I think he did around 1200 am Feb 14


10 posted on 03/10/2008 6:07:29 PM PDT by RDTF (Go AEGIS!)
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To: melt

Love the pic, slicker use to bite his lower lip.

Spitzie is actually swallowing both of his.

Maybe wifie is administering a wedgie out of camera shot.


11 posted on 03/10/2008 6:07:35 PM PDT by HEY4QDEMS
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To: melt
UNFORTUNATE HEADLINE ALERT

12 posted on 03/10/2008 6:07:38 PM PDT by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
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To: cripplecreek
Spitzer's boner really sticks out

No.

13 posted on 03/10/2008 6:08:44 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: jdm

Adios, leftist scumbag lawyer-pol!! These three words make it a redundant phrase...


14 posted on 03/10/2008 6:09:14 PM PDT by levotb
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To: melt

When will Spitzer Finally Pull Out?

It is my understanding that he already did that a number of times, and that he paid handsomely for the privilege each time he did so.


15 posted on 03/10/2008 6:09:25 PM PDT by webschooner (A Conservative voting for Juan McCain is like trying to pick up a turd by the clean end.)
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To: melt
When Will Spitzer Finally Pull Out?

      

16 posted on 03/10/2008 6:10:11 PM PDT by Libertarian444
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To: MARTIAL MONK

Wonder if the evidence will stand up in court.

Maybe he’ll have a hot attorney.


17 posted on 03/10/2008 6:10:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting CONSERVATIVE in memory of 5 children killed by illegals 2/17/08 and 2/19/ 08)
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To: melt

Caught with his pants down.


18 posted on 03/10/2008 6:10:18 PM PDT by 353FMG (Vote for the Person who will do the least damage to our country.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Spitzer Happens...”


19 posted on 03/10/2008 6:10:45 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: melt

Maybe Missy has been phoning up Hildebeast for tips on how (and why) to “stand by your man”.


20 posted on 03/10/2008 6:10:56 PM PDT by webschooner (A Conservative voting for Juan McCain is like trying to pick up a turd by the clean end.)
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To: melt

I’d wager everything I have that he won’t resign if he’s not indicted.Even if he is I wouldn’t bet a dime on him resigning.


22 posted on 03/10/2008 6:11:18 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Women swooned in Mao's presence too.)
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To: melt

He won’t resign. He is too arrogant.


23 posted on 03/10/2008 6:11:35 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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To: kingattax
With all due respect to that wonderful 90s band Collective Soul, new york should just:

Turn its head, now baby, spitz him out.


24 posted on 03/10/2008 6:12:03 PM PDT by Vision Thing
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To: melt

There’s a headline for Jay Leno’s show, lol.


25 posted on 03/10/2008 6:13:15 PM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: melt

Judging by the look on his wife’s face resigning is the least of Spitzer’s worries.


26 posted on 03/10/2008 6:13:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Those who surrender personal liberty for lower global temperatures will receive neither."--weegee)
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To: cripplecreek
Wonder if the evidence will stand up in court.

All rise!

27 posted on 03/10/2008 6:13:55 PM PDT by HoosierHawk
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To: melt
When Will Spitzer Finally Pull Out?


28 posted on 03/10/2008 6:14:08 PM PDT by RockinRight (Supreme Court Justice Fred Thompson. The next best place for Fred.)
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To: melt

He has already referred to this as “a private matter.” Those carefully chosen words mean he is not going to resign.


29 posted on 03/10/2008 6:14:11 PM PDT by Toskrin (Bringing you global cooling since 1999)
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To: Chris DeWeese

Leave it to the Village Voice to come up with such a great title for this situation.


30 posted on 03/10/2008 6:14:56 PM PDT by jpl (Samantha Power was right.)
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To: melt

He’s going to “Clinton” it out. “It’s just a private matter. Let’s move on.”


31 posted on 03/10/2008 6:16:02 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: melt
Lost in the babble over the Spitzer story are the dubious prostitution laws. Why exactly is prostitution criminalized?

Oh, so now we are going to go down this liberal road of defense again? Next is coming some obscure and bogus story that Abe Lincoln or some other revered president used a prostitute in order to defend this POS.

32 posted on 03/10/2008 6:16:25 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Toskrin

He’s a Democrat.

He’ll walk. Slick has already shown the way.


33 posted on 03/10/2008 6:16:42 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: MARTIAL MONK

I hear the hookers are reporting otherwise and gave him the “Little Man” discount. One said, “Hmm..I never noticed he screwed me, but I noticed on the credti card receipt.”


34 posted on 03/10/2008 6:17:16 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: melt
MERRY SPITZMAS!
35 posted on 03/10/2008 6:17:29 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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Lester Freamon, the ace detective...

Correction: Lester Freamon, private dick...

36 posted on 03/10/2008 6:17:58 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: pabianice

Yup, it’s only about sex, so it’s no big deal ....

Everybody does it ....


37 posted on 03/10/2008 6:20:37 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: melt

just an fyi - the Village Voice is mostly read by the NYC gay community. *snort*


38 posted on 03/10/2008 6:21:32 PM PDT by RDTF (Go AEGIS!)
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To: melt

Rumor has it that Spitzer was kinky and liked being spanked.


39 posted on 03/10/2008 6:22:32 PM PDT by Riptides
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To: melt

This picture reminds me of the sci-fi Predator, in more ways then one.


40 posted on 03/10/2008 6:23:00 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: pennboricua

What does the junior senator from NY think about this?


41 posted on 03/10/2008 6:25:55 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: melt
When Will Spitzer Finally Pull Out?

He shouldn't have stuck it in to begin with.

42 posted on 03/10/2008 6:27:12 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: melt
When Will Spitzer Finally Pull Out?

Dude, for $4,100, you stay in as long as you can, dude!

43 posted on 03/10/2008 6:27:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: melt

The Jersey way — resign immediately effective at the end of the elected term.


44 posted on 03/10/2008 6:28:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: pabianice

According to the VV, Spitzer is really in trouble because of the Mann Act violation. He can scream about prostitution should be legal, but he crossed state lines to arrange this.


45 posted on 03/10/2008 6:29:28 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: melt

Why should Spitzer resign?!!

We’re talking about a Dem for cryin out loud!!!!This is a resume enhancment in thier eyes, I seem to recall a certian pervert getting his saber polished in the oval office. Did he resign ?!! Hell no!!What did he do? , he had his wife send the goons after any and all who opposed him.

Sptizer resign?, don’t make me laugh.


46 posted on 03/10/2008 6:30:14 PM PDT by blastdad51 (Proud father of an Enduring Freedom vet, and friend of a soldier lost in Afghanistan)
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To: jdm

ROFL....I had to look...


47 posted on 03/10/2008 6:33:47 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: melt
When Will Spitzer Finally Pull Out?

At $4,000 plus per hour I'd stay in for as long as it takes.......

48 posted on 03/10/2008 6:34:08 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco ( Donít go messing with Smokey Taylor. He just bought a whole bunch of fresh ammo.)
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To: melt
Why should he resign? He's a Democrat. He's got sovereign immunity for all character flaws.

When you start every day stating that your primary goal in life is to keep infanticide legal and teach homosexual acts to preschoolers, how does getting caught with a prostitute make you look bad?

49 posted on 03/10/2008 6:35:04 PM PDT by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: boop

She is on her knees praying that this does not effect her campaign.


50 posted on 03/10/2008 6:35:06 PM PDT by pennboricua
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