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Democrat's corruption crusade takes hit
Washington Times ^ | 11 March 2008 | Donald Lambro

Posted on 03/10/2008 11:33:17 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher

The accusations that New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer patronized a high-priced call girl tarnishes, if not undermines, the Democrats' attempt to portray the Republican Party as the party of corruption in this year's elections, even as it probably ends his own political career.

The stunning confession yesterday by Mr. Spitzer, who had built a national law-enforcement reputation by prosecuting corrupt financiers on Wall Street, turns him into the most prominent political figure in the country to emerge in a recent string of personal and political scandals. Those scandals had seemed to catch more Republicans and led to steep losses for the party in the 2006 elections.

"I don't know how he survives this," said New York political pollster John Zogby.

"Real men make real mistakes, but he never allowed for that when he was prosecuting people on Wall Street. He's wide open to charges of hypocrisy," Mr. Zogby said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 5kanhour; client9; corruption; hooker; hookers; hypocrite; lambro; rats; spitzer
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DemocRATS: the party of double standards!
1 posted on 03/10/2008 11:33:18 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

Democrat culture of corruption BUMP!


2 posted on 03/10/2008 11:36:31 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Aussie Dasher
DemocRATS: the party of double standards!

You are too nice. I don't believe the Democrats have any standards at all.

3 posted on 03/10/2008 11:38:39 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: Mark17

Point taken. No argument here!!!


4 posted on 03/10/2008 11:44:45 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Another democrat officer of the law bit the dust? Gov. Spitizer is no Eliot ‘Ness’ anymore.
Can’t the democrats do anything right this year?
True, they have had their troubles in the past with Zipper Clinton, but according to a dem. political commercial that was in the past and we are looking at the future.
How can they acheive the future when the Clinton past is on replay?


5 posted on 03/11/2008 12:05:22 AM 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

This scandal could benefit Obama in that more and more he’s running as an agent of change not just from the Bush family, but also from the Clinton clan. The Spitzer scandal should remind Democrats of how their agenda can go up in flames because of a Clintonesque scandal like this. The irony is that Hillary would be in much better position if she was divorced right now. Instead, she’s married to someone who has opened himself up to blackmail probably hundreds of times going all the way back to Arkansas.


6 posted on 03/11/2008 12:07:33 AM PDT by billclintonwillrotinhell
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To: joydoc
How can they acheive the future when the Clinton past is on replay?

They can't, which explains part of Obama's success. Democrats, independents and even some Republicans have flooded voting and caucus sites this year to send a message. I don't know what's worse - when Bill Clinton's zipper is open or when Bill Clinton's mouth is open. His zipper caused Al Gore to lose in 2000. His mouth may cost Hillary from winning in 2008.

7 posted on 03/11/2008 12:12:10 AM PDT by billclintonwillrotinhell
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To: Aussie Dasher
No joke about double standards.

First let's get the proper candidates selected.
"Mississippi Primary March 11, 2008"

8 posted on 03/11/2008 12:19:37 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: billclintonwillrotinhell

It seems that Spitzer has taken a wide stance when it comes to Ethics Violations, now...


9 posted on 03/11/2008 12:23:41 AM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEMOCRAT-You'll look great in a Burka!)
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To: billclintonwillrotinhell
I see this helping Obama. His people are probably behind this hit at this time.
10 posted on 03/11/2008 12:31:40 AM PDT by easternsky
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To: Aussie Dasher

The theme song at the Dem convention will be the old goody “Love Potient Number.”


11 posted on 03/11/2008 12:34:14 AM PDT by tongass kid
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To: tongass kid

Number 9


12 posted on 03/11/2008 12:35:58 AM PDT by tongass kid
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To: tcrlaf
It seems that Spitzer has taken a wide stance when it comes to Ethics Violations, now...

Maybe Gov. Spitzer can swap jobs with Sen. Craig of Idaho. I mean gay public restroom sex is probably celebrated in New York, while there's a long tradition of brothels and prostitutes in the Old West.

13 posted on 03/11/2008 12:40:16 AM PDT by billclintonwillrotinhell
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To: Aussie Dasher

What about the Party of David Vitter and Larry Craig?

If the GOP does not have double standards why is it those two creeps are still in the U.S Senate?

The problem is with the power of politics and both parties have filth as members and both parties circle their wagons around those members if it is possible.


14 posted on 03/11/2008 12:40:56 AM PDT by trumandogz ("He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and it worries me." Sen Cochran on McCain)
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To: easternsky
I see this helping Obama. His people are probably behind this hit at this time.

The only way I'll buy into that conspiracy theory is if Kristen turns out to be the Obama girl from the music video.

15 posted on 03/11/2008 12:42:44 AM PDT by billclintonwillrotinhell
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To: trumandogz
What about the Party of David Vitter and Larry Craig?

And what about the word BLACKMAIL. Why is the MSM so afraid to do stories on how politicians in both parties are vulnerable to blackmail. We live in dangerous times. Foreign countries have spies. There are secrets and favors they'd love to receive from us. The first thing that should pop in voters' minds when they hear about a scandal like this is BLACKMAIL.

16 posted on 03/11/2008 12:46:11 AM PDT by billclintonwillrotinhell
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To: Aussie Dasher

David A. Paterson (born May 20, 1954) is an American politician and the current Lieutenant Governor of New York. He is the first African American and legally blind person to hold this position. He was selected as running mate by New York Attorney General and Democratic Party nominee Eliot Spitzer in the 2006 New York gubernatorial election.

Paterson was born in Brooklyn in 1954, with no sight in his left eye and severely limited vision in his right.[1] He has optic atrophy. Paterson received a BA from Columbia University in 1977 and later his law degree from Hofstra Law School. After law school, he went to work for the Queens District Attorney’s Office.

In 1985, he joined the campaign staff of David Dinkins for Manhattan Borough President. In October of that year, longtime state Senator Leon Bogues, representing a district covering Manhattan neighborhoods Harlem, Manhattan Valley and the Upper West Side, died and Paterson won a highly competitive New York (Manhattan) County Democratic party Committee selection process to serve the rest of Bogues’ term. The following year, 1986, he won the seat for his first full term representing the 29th District in the New York State Senate.

Paterson is the son of former New York Secretary of State Basil Paterson, who was the first African American NYC Deputy Mayor and the first to run for statewide office in New York. Secretary Paterson was the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 1970. The elder Paterson also served in the NY state Senate in the same seat his son occupied. The elder Paterson was also the first African-American vice-chair of the national Democratic Party.[2]


17 posted on 03/11/2008 12:46:39 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Spitzer picked a blind black guy as his LT Governor.

This should be good for a few laughs.

18 posted on 03/11/2008 12:47:52 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Don't you understand that Democrats are above the law?

Don't you understand that Democrats can betray someone that they have sworn an oath to like a wife, but will be faithful to an oath of office?

Don't you understand that Democrats sexual adventures are personal and not for public discussion, but Republicans, whether Senators who frequent airport restrooms or have vicious divorce battles with former StarTrek actresses must step down for their actions?

As it states in Animal Farm, all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. I guess Democratic Party Politicians are more equal than Republicans.

19 posted on 03/11/2008 12:50:56 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Robert357

Both David Vitter and Spitzer should resign,

However, Democrats will stand by Spitzer just like Republicans stand by David Vitter who was also caught with and admitted to paying for the services of a prostitute.


20 posted on 03/11/2008 12:55:10 AM PDT by trumandogz ("He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and it worries me." Sen Cochran on McCain)
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To: Rome2000

“between you me and the lamp...not my best appointment”


21 posted on 03/11/2008 1:06:38 AM PDT by ari-freedom (McCain must pick a conservative VP if he wants conservative support)
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To: billclintonwillrotinhell
who has opened himself up to blackmail probably hundreds of times going all the way back to Arkansas.

Well, considering how long the Clinton Body Count is, I'd guess there are only a few outstanding blackmail opportunities remaining. Everyone else is conveniently dead. And if Shrillary wins, expect a few more deaths of great convenience to the Clintons.

23 posted on 03/11/2008 2:26:14 AM PDT by coloradan (The US is becoming a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
toon080311

24 posted on 03/11/2008 2:36:29 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: Conservative Vermont Vet
OH MY GOSH THAT IS FUNNY!
25 posted on 03/11/2008 2:54:39 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: Aussie Dasher
This is nothing compared to what is coming out about Detroit Mayor Kwamie. He had a stripper at a party, his wife busted him and beat the crap out of the stripper, his executive protection unit, took Strawberry to the hospital, and a few days later she is found executed in a bullet riddled car.

Or how about Kwamie sending his buddy invoices from his competition, so he could make a winning bid for city contracts...

The list goes on but this rat wont resign, and no other rats are asking him too.

26 posted on 03/11/2008 3:10:29 AM PDT by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
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27 posted on 03/11/2008 3:11:47 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: Aussie Dasher
should end?
28 posted on 03/11/2008 4:10:29 AM PDT by Cedric
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To: Aussie Dasher
He's wide open to charges of hypocrisy...

Oh come on. DemocRats cannot be hypocrites. Only right-wingers can be hypocrites.

They will probably come up with some nonsense like claiming that Spitzer was conducting a double-secret sting operation and was just gathering evidence. Once he had enough, he was going to turn the whole operation over to the FBI.

29 posted on 03/11/2008 4:19:41 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Vaclav Klaus on global warming skeptics: "a whip of political correctness strangles their voice")
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To: billclintonwillrotinhell; joydoc

>>They can’t, which explains part of Obama’s success. Democrats, independents and even some Republicans have flooded voting and caucus sites this year to send a message.

The thing that kills me about that, is that it is becoming obvious with the Rezko thing that Obama is just another dirty Chicago pol, who happens to have a very good shtick.


30 posted on 03/11/2008 4:22:57 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: trumandogz

The difference is probably going to be that Spitzer was engaged in monetary transactions that violated federal law in his attempts to hide his activities. Vitter was not moving money all over the place by the thousands. Remember that it was Spitzer’s BANK that first reported this activity.


31 posted on 03/11/2008 4:23:10 AM PDT by RightFighter
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To: trumandogz

well David Vitter and Larry Craig did not use public funds as far as i know to get their jollies. McFeeley and Client 9 here did
that seems to be the difference between sex scandals the Dems use OUR money for their private pleasures


32 posted on 03/11/2008 4:24:25 AM PDT by DM1
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To: billclintonwillrotinhell

It would be impossible to even broach the subject of the BLACKMAIL vulnerability of certain pols without immediately making HUMA a legitimate topic for frontpage discussion.

The queen must be protected.


33 posted on 03/11/2008 4:55:01 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: billclintonwillrotinhell

Howmuchyoowannabet ‘ol Prince Turki and his GID (General Intelligence Department, that’s what they call it) know what Hillary has for breakfast every morning, and many other things besides...


34 posted on 03/11/2008 4:57:22 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: Aussie Dasher

Well, ‘06 was the year for the Pubbies to be caught in motel rooms, male pages pants and Airport bathrooms. It looks like ‘08 might be the Dems year for the “naughties”.


35 posted on 03/11/2008 5:02:32 AM PDT by no dems (Political Correctness is Fascism.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

36 posted on 03/11/2008 5:07:24 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Aussie Dasher

From Caped Crusader to Earnest Johnson! I love it.


37 posted on 03/11/2008 5:59:29 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (A Conditional Constitutional Right is not really a right.)
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To: FreedomPoster
The thing that kills me about that, is that it is becoming obvious with the Rezko thing that Obama is just another dirty Chicago pol, who happens to have a very good shtick.

Obama's career is a product of the corrupt Chicago Democrat political machine.

38 posted on 03/11/2008 6:23:10 AM PDT by Roccus (People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient....then repent.)
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To: trumandogz
The problem is with the power of politics and both parties have filth as members and both parties circle their wagons around those members if it is possible.

Who has circled the wagons around Vitter and Craig? I think both have been strongly encouraged to get gone.

39 posted on 03/11/2008 6:37:29 AM PDT by the808bass
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To: the808bass
Poor larry "widestance" craig is the only one that didn't engage in any type of sexual behavior.

He was foot tapping.

I can see where that wide stance does look a little gay.


40 posted on 03/11/2008 7:04:48 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: sinanju
It would be impossible to even broach the subject of the BLACKMAIL vulnerability of certain pols without immediately making HUMA a legitimate topic for frontpage discussion.

I see somebody else has a very good idea as to exactly who and what Ms. Abedin is...

the infowarrior

41 posted on 03/11/2008 7:17:45 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Aussie Dasher
There once was a Govn’r named Spitzer, Who couldn’t control his own spritzer. He used his account for Kristen to mount, Got caught and it’s too late to diss her.







42 posted on 03/11/2008 7:29:26 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ("Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!"- Jim Robinson, Sept, 30, 2007)
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To: Aussie Dasher
"I don't know how he survives this," said New York political pollster John Zogby

You keep your mouth shut until it goes away.

43 posted on 03/11/2008 7:33:28 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
His drop-dead gorgeous wife wasn't good enough for HIM. (He is an emperor, after all).
44 posted on 03/11/2008 7:43:48 AM PDT by Lexinom ("Change": what's left after President Obama sends you your tax bill.)
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To: Rome2000

Can you say;

“American Blind Justice”

LOL

No2


45 posted on 03/11/2008 8:49:10 AM PDT by No2much3 (I did not ask for this user name, but I will keep it !)
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To: Travis McGee
Can you imagine what it would be like to recognize your daughter in one of those photos?
46 posted on 03/11/2008 10:25:45 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: DM1

I do not think it has been yet determined of Spitzer used government funds. However, both he and David Vitter should resign for violating their trust with the people.


47 posted on 03/11/2008 10:42:59 AM PDT by trumandogz ("He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and it worries me." Sen Cochran on McCain)
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To: No2much3

Who would have thought that Stevie Wonder would be the next Governor of NY?.


48 posted on 03/11/2008 11:34:09 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Carry_Okie

They probably hail from disfunction junction.


49 posted on 03/11/2008 12:11:58 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Rome2000

I was thinking “Alice’s Restaurant” by Arlo Guthrie.

“27 8x10” colour glossies with pictures and arrows on the back describing the scene of the crime”

No2


50 posted on 03/11/2008 1:10:06 PM PDT by No2much3 (I did not ask for this user name, but I will keep it !)
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