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Spitzer honed his lust for power as Princeton student body president
The Daily Caller ^ | 7-11-13 | Charles C.. Johnson

Posted on 07/11/2013 7:39:56 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced former governor of New York who is trying to make a comeback running for New York City comptroller, got his first taste of bullying opponents and pushing technocratic rule when he served as the elected president of the student body at Princeton University.

Elected in 1979, Spitzer, class of 1981, gave a youthful demonstration of his expansive attitude toward power by broadly interpreting the purview of what is generally viewed as a symbolic office.

Among other things, Spitzer pushed a proposal to allow Princeton students facing disciplinary hearings to plead the Fifth Amendment for bad behavior and opposed changes to the Ivy League school’s honor code. He also waged a vengeful campaign against one of his critics in student government.

Spitzer “first proposed that students be given a silence privilege in the wake of several student arrests for drug possession in December 1978,” reported the Daily Princetonian newspaper, popularly known as “The Prince,” in February 1980.

“He was concerned that testimony given before the Discipline Committee might be subpoenaed by legal authorities,” The Prince wrote.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: governor; nycccomptroller; sttorneygeneral

1 posted on 07/11/2013 7:39:56 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Spitzer is a multimillionaire trust fund baby who’s obviously bored with bullying his daddy’s employees.


2 posted on 07/11/2013 7:45:10 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: afraidfortherepublic

But whose student body was he presiding over?...................


3 posted on 07/11/2013 7:48:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s power, not just money that motivates these statists.


4 posted on 07/11/2013 8:01:52 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I didn’t know you could Hone a Lust.


5 posted on 07/11/2013 8:11:45 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If youÂ’re happy and you know it clank your chains!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I don’t know which one make me want to puke more. Spitzer or Wiener. Greasy looking sweaty whimps. Yeesh


6 posted on 07/11/2013 9:07:55 AM PDT by oldironsides
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