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Little sympathy for sex scandal governor
Herald Sun ^ | 11 March 2008 | Edith Honan

Posted on 03/10/2008 9:48:04 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher

THERE wasn't much sympathy on the streets of New York for Governor Eliot Spitzer, an anti-corruption crusader caught up in a sex scandal.

The New York Times said Mr Spitzer was caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet a prostitute at a Washington hotel last month. Mr Spitzer neither confirmed nor denied the report, but apologised for violating his obligations to his family and his "sense of right and wrong".

Elmira Shirkhin, 27, who works in sales, said she wasn't surprised.

"It's what you would think politicians would do," she said, drawing a parallel to former president Bill Clinton's sexual dalliance with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

"It's men and power. They think they can do anything and get away with it," Ms Shirkhin said.

Sales manager Christine Whited, 24, wondered how politicians thought they could get away with such indiscretions.

"Aren't they afraid of getting caught? They're in the limelight," she said.

"Somebody who's in the public eye, I would think they would fear getting caught."

As New York's state attorney-general before being elected governor in November 2006, Mr Spitzer built his reputation going after white-collar crime on Wall Street. As governor, he vowed to clean up state politics.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: hookers; ny; rat; spitzer
Wasn't meeting someone called 'Monica' by any chance????
1 posted on 03/10/2008 9:48:05 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

Spitzer said that politics isn’t about the politician, but about the ideas they bring. Yep, lets just separate the man from his job. Wow. This audacity sickens me.


2 posted on 03/10/2008 9:54:29 PM PDT by swampdweller (Live Free or Die Hard)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I don’t understand how any of these people have the time or energy to find hookers and have affairs with them.

Being a politician must not be hard work at all. I have a full time job and there is no way I could find time outside of work, family and home to do stuff like this.


3 posted on 03/10/2008 10:00:25 PM PDT by BamaGirl (If I give Obama 76 cents will he stop clamoring for change?)
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To: Aussie Dasher

4 posted on 03/10/2008 10:05:42 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

LOL... They have Elliot as part of their collection now?


5 posted on 03/10/2008 10:08:16 PM PDT by paudio (Conservatism: like it or not, it's a word with multiple meanings.)
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To: paudio

He needs a new job. Callboy.


6 posted on 03/10/2008 10:12:56 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: swampdweller

Since he is a super delegate - I wonder if someone sent him the prostitute - LOL


7 posted on 03/10/2008 10:13:45 PM PDT by Guardian Sebastian (A communist is someone who reads Marx and a conservative is someone who understands Marx - R. Reagan)
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To: Travis McGee

Tee hee.


8 posted on 03/10/2008 10:14:55 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Travis McGee

What, no diamonds for Eliot? He gets a zero rating, poor guy.


9 posted on 03/10/2008 10:18:48 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (If you don't vote, you don't matter.)
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To: SaxxonWoods
"What, no diamonds for Eliot? He gets a zero rating, poor guy"

His rates are a little different. You pay him 50 bucks and he screws you over royally.

10 posted on 03/10/2008 10:21:07 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: SaxxonWoods

I don’t want to know how he has to “earn” his diamonds.


11 posted on 03/10/2008 10:24:39 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

Thanks Ernest.

Scandal met with disbelief on Wall St (Spitzer Scandal that is )
Financial Times | March 10 2008 22:21
Francesco Guerrera, Aline van Duyn and Daniel Pimlott in New York
Posted on 03/11/2008 1:11:08 AM EDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1983701/posts


12 posted on 03/10/2008 10:27:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/______________________Profile updated Saturday, March 1, 2008)
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To: Aussie Dasher
There wasn't much sympathy on the streets of New York for Governor Eliot Spitzer...

Well, there was plenty of sympathy for Bill Clinton back in the '90s when New Yorkers voted him into the White House twice, then voted his carpetbagger wife into the U.S. Senate.

New York liberals are getting exactly what they deserve. They set the Clinton precedent. You can get away with perjury, obstruction of justice, assault and even rape as long as the economy is good, you're charismatic and you can play the sax on the Arsenio show. Too bad for Spitzer that the economy is sagging, his charisma is lacking and Arsenio's show has been canceled.

13 posted on 03/10/2008 10:56:54 PM PDT by billclintonwillrotinhell
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To: Aussie Dasher
"It's what you would think politicians would do," she said, drawing a parallel to former president Bill Clinton's sexual dalliance with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

I doubt that billy-boy would cough up 4 Grand for the bj???

14 posted on 03/10/2008 11:00:48 PM PDT by danamco
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To: Aussie Dasher

Spitzer has been a bloated, self-righteous egomaniac for decades.
This scandal couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Get him outta here.


15 posted on 03/10/2008 11:01:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Aussie Dasher

Over $4,000 for a “jump” and we’re supposed to be sympathetic? By the way, did the governor have a medical prescription for sex therapy that his taxpayer-funded medical policy was covering?

Oh, what’s wrong with me...that would have been Bill Clinton’s game.


16 posted on 03/10/2008 11:02:11 PM PDT by RavenATB
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To: Aussie Dasher

Over $4,000 for a “jump” and we’re supposed to be sympathetic? By the way, did the governor have a medical prescription for sex therapy that his taxpayer-funded medical policy was covering?

Oh, what’s wrong with me...that would have been Bill Clinton’s game.


17 posted on 03/10/2008 11:02:16 PM PDT by RavenATB
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To: swampdweller
Spitzer said that politics isn’t about the politician, but about the ideas they bring. Yep, lets just separate the man from his job. Wow. This audacity sickens me.

He showed NO remorse fullness, but babbled about politics instead!!!

18 posted on 03/10/2008 11:03:24 PM PDT by danamco
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To: paudio

NUMBER NINE======WHAT HAPPENED TO ELIOT ‘NESS’ SPITIZER?


19 posted on 03/10/2008 11:18:12 PM PDT by joydoc (ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE NO RIGHT TO OUR SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY OR ANYTHING ELSE IN AMERICA)
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To: Aussie Dasher

“I am a John-American.”


20 posted on 03/10/2008 11:33:26 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: danamco
I doubt that billy-boy would cough up 4 Grand for the bj???

The impeached one eventually coughed up more than that - attorney fees, his legacy, his law license...

And Spitzer will end up paying a lot more than 4 Grand, which is already an insane amount to spend for a couple of hours with a babe.

21 posted on 03/11/2008 12:30:17 AM PDT by billclintonwillrotinhell
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To: Aussie Dasher
I'm trying really hard to imagine a fate both bad enough for Spitzer and within the realm of the possible, legally speaking. I see him resigning, losing everything to fines and legal bills and then doing time.

It's Mike Nifong for grown-ups

22 posted on 03/11/2008 2:37:28 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Just out of curiosity (says this dirty old man lol) tried to access the Emperors Club Site and it has been "disabled."

Too bad. As a Seasoned Citizen who spent 8 years in the USAF and traveled extensively throughout the Far East and South East Asia in the 60's and was "exposed" to the flesh pots of Tokyo, Manila, Honk Kong, Saigon and Bangkok, among others (and who was merely an "observer" and refuses to admit any wrongdoing) I was curious as to what a $5,000 an hour hooker looked like.

23 posted on 03/11/2008 3:19:47 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All)
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To: Kermit the Frog Does theWatusi

Sounds a lot like Operation Gemstone.

"Later that year Gordon Liddy presented with an action plan called Operation Gemstone. Liddy wanted a $1 million budget to carry out a series of black ops ..."

"Other plans included bugging airplanes and the leasing of a large barge which would serve as headquarters for the President's lawbreakers. One of the bedrooms on the barge would be used to house local prostitutes whose job it would be "to go out and to seduce into the barge high campaign officials." Liddy said they were searching for high class women who would be seduced by the power of the Democratic staffers. "

Just a strange coincidence. Obviously the Governor never read Liddy's autobiography, Will, to walk deliberately into a honey trap.

Naaah.

24 posted on 03/11/2008 3:25:40 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: swampdweller
What Spitzer can't gloss over is that he was violating currency transaction laws and that is a felony.

He did it a number of times and at 5 years a count, he is screwed, even if he never gets jail time.

25 posted on 03/11/2008 3:41:50 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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26 posted on 03/11/2008 3:44:31 AM PDT by ME-262 (Nancy Pelosi is known to the state of CA to render Viagra ineffective causing reproductive harm.)
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To: ME-262
He got zapped alright.

There is an old proverb: "Sin makes you stupid."

More homework for liberals.

27 posted on 03/11/2008 3:50:22 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
"I was curious as to what a $5,000 an hour hooker looked like"

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28 posted on 03/11/2008 4:18:18 AM PDT by digger48 (http://prorev.com/legacy.htm)
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To: Aussie Dasher

spitzer was always a phony punk. I blame Pataki for him being the governor. Pataki destroyed the GOP in NYS. Now we have this. Never in anyone’s memory has this happened in NYS.


29 posted on 03/11/2008 4:24:11 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatives live in the truth. Liberals live in lies.)
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To: BamaGirl
Being a politician must not be hard work at all. I have a full time job and there is no way I could find time outside of work, family and home to do stuff like this.

Over and above Doing The Right Thing, I can't imagine how desperate (or bored, or rich, or jaded) you would have to be to risk screwing up your entire life over this, especially when you consider the "self-service" alternatives available today. They had the "Mayflower Madam" on one of the news shows last night, and she opined that the risk of getting caught is part of the thrill. Must be. Thank goodness I will never have this kind of disposible income, if all it does is allow you to be a d!p$h!+.

30 posted on 03/11/2008 5:34:30 AM PDT by 50sDad (Liberals: Never Happy, Never Grateful, Never Right.)
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To: swampdweller

I wonder if this will help the republicans running for state office this november?


31 posted on 03/11/2008 6:43:10 AM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: Guardian Sebastian
Since he is a super delegate - I wonder if someone sent him the prostitute - LOL

Read a few of the articles posted here. It appears Spitzer has a history of hiring hookers. His bank flagged him with the IRS because he was moving unusual amounts of money around to cover his tracks with the Emperor Club. The IRS then called in the FBI. This is not a one time thing with Spitzer.

32 posted on 03/11/2008 6:48:43 AM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Aussie Dasher; Liz
Spitzer said the important point is the ideas a pol brings. His ideas included drivers licenses for illegal aliens instead of reporting them. This is a red flag that he is no law & order guy.

Does anyone know it the other call girl operations he shut down were competitors of Emperors Club? Did this club hire illegal aliens?

He used the alias of a donor! Yikes, why not create a fictitious one? Disgusting how he used his wife to get sympathy. He'll get none from me.

33 posted on 03/11/2008 7:11:18 AM PDT by Jane Austen
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To: MSF BU

It definitely can’t hurt for Republicans to grab the office. But it’s NY - you never know.


34 posted on 03/11/2008 7:37:23 AM PDT by swampdweller (Live Free or Die Hard)
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