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Eliot Spitzer: Why I liked ho's
New York Post ^ | 03/04/10 | MAGGIE HABERMAN

Posted on 03/04/2010 6:26:11 AM PST by AtlasStalled

Eliot Spitzer says buying sex from hookers was less of a "violation" of his marriage than a love affair with an "emotional component" would have been. * * * Asked why not just have an affair, instead of going to hookers, Spitzer said, "I know this is parsing it very thin, but the emotional component would have in some ways been a worse violation."

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1 posted on 03/04/2010 6:26:12 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

I can understand his pov, as twisted as he is.


2 posted on 03/04/2010 6:27:25 AM PST by Grunthor (Does The Name "Obama" Appear In any Hawaii Birth Database?)
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To: AtlasStalled
Just thinking of his wife.

What a stand up guy.

(puke)

3 posted on 03/04/2010 6:27:37 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: AtlasStalled

LOL! I didn’t believe that was the real title of the article so I had to check it out. Sure enough!


4 posted on 03/04/2010 6:28:09 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: AtlasStalled

Pride goeth before a fall.


5 posted on 03/04/2010 6:29:06 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: AtlasStalled
But he has to have a different hooker each time. Using the same one might entail *liking*. (an emotion)
6 posted on 03/04/2010 6:29:40 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: saganite

That reminds me of this NPC character in one of my favorite games.... . Fernando’s New Beginings.... he’s a pimp, but he markets his prostitutes as an outlet to sexual fantasies to avoid emotional attachment that comes with sexual infidelity, so as to “save the marriage”...


7 posted on 03/04/2010 6:30:32 AM PST by Schwaeky (The Republic--Shall be reorganized into the first American EMPIRE, for a safe and secure Society!)
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To: AtlasStalled
"I know this is parsing it very thin, but the emotional component would have in some ways been a worse violation."

Sure...so he did it for his wife's sake, right !

8 posted on 03/04/2010 6:31:31 AM PST by Red Boots
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To: AtlasStalled
Grammar question... should the headline read:

"Eliot Spitzer: Why I liked ho's"

OR

"Eliot Spitzer: Why I liked hos"

????

9 posted on 03/04/2010 6:31:42 AM PST by Yossarian
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To: AtlasStalled
"I know this is parsing it very thin, but the emotional component would have in some ways been a worse violation."


How exactly is emotionless sex better? Wow this guy is sick.
10 posted on 03/04/2010 6:31:46 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: AtlasStalled

PIG - and an ugly pig.


11 posted on 03/04/2010 6:33:24 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Yossarian

Technically you are correct. I don’t know if there’s a casual rule about real short words, putting in an apostrophe just for visual clarity? But you are right, apostrophes are for contractions and possessives, and hos is neither.


12 posted on 03/04/2010 6:34:00 AM PST by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the majority? A: They're complaining about the fillibuster.)
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To: AtlasStalled
He forgot to mention the little detail about this being agianst the law, or that he viciously prosecuted and persecuted a bunch of hookers, with religious zeal, while he was the state Attorney General, for doing exactly the same thing he was doing at the time.
Hey Spitzer, just go away will ya?
13 posted on 03/04/2010 6:34:40 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: AtlasStalled
I like Ho Hos.

She likes Ding Dongs.

Some like half a Ho Ho.

14 posted on 03/04/2010 6:35:56 AM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: AtlasStalled

“I know this is parsing it very thin, but the emotional component would have in some ways been a worse violation.”

What a guy! Yeah, meaningless sex with a prostitute using money-laundered campaign funds is much more ethical than an affair of the heart.

SHEESH!

(Two snaps up for the title.)


15 posted on 03/04/2010 6:37:04 AM PST by maggief
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To: AtlasStalled

Just as Bill Clinton said fil?”*tio isn’t sex.
Visiting hookers isn’t bad either?

Well just ask your Wife what she thinks about this b.s.
OR if the rolls were reversed and it was the ladies getting
Their weenkies wanked what would the gents be saying????
I have guns around here. And the little lady knows how they work.
Without daddy’s money Spitzer would be a sign boy on a road crew.


16 posted on 03/04/2010 6:37:31 AM PST by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs.)
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To: Yossarian

hoes?


17 posted on 03/04/2010 6:37:31 AM PST by NY.SS-Bar9 (Bread and Circuses)
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To: AtlasStalled

It is twisting rationalizations such as Spitzer is making that allows receiving oral gratification to be classified as something other than sex.


18 posted on 03/04/2010 6:38:11 AM PST by dmz
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To: AtlasStalled
Either “an affair” or “going to hookers”? Isn’t there a third choice?
19 posted on 03/04/2010 6:38:40 AM PST by conejo99
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To: Yossarian

hos, not ho’s.

Unless the word following ho’s is assumed to be something said ho possesses.


20 posted on 03/04/2010 6:40:11 AM PST by dmz
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To: AtlasStalled

He continues to humiliate his wife and daughters.

What a piece of garbage.


21 posted on 03/04/2010 6:41:10 AM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: AtlasStalled

Pathetic. Theoretcially, one should be in a marriage “with an emotional component” ... which is why the non-emotional-hooker-banging is just as offensive as emotional-non-hooker-banging.

SnakeDoc


22 posted on 03/04/2010 6:43:07 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Do you know if the hotel is pager friendly? [...] I'm not getting a sig on my beeper.)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Yeah, like “tomatoes” and “potatoes”.


23 posted on 03/04/2010 6:46:46 AM PST by RedElement
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To: Yossarian
Grammar question... should the headline read:
"Eliot Spitzer: Why I liked ho's"

OR

"Eliot Spitzer: Why I liked hos"

It should read:

"Eliot Spitzer: I'm a ho."

24 posted on 03/04/2010 6:47:40 AM PST by Lazamataz (Seriously. The only way Obama can possibly pull this out is to declare Martial Law before November.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Depends on what the definition of is, is.


25 posted on 03/04/2010 6:49:09 AM PST by Dewey Revoltnow (Worst. Community. Organizer. Ever!)
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To: AtlasStalled

26 posted on 03/04/2010 6:50:44 AM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: saganite
That is a vintage NY Post headline.

I don't like those NYC tabloids, but I've always loved the creativity of their headlines.

28 posted on 03/04/2010 6:56:46 AM PST by Alberta's Child (God is great, beer is good . . . and people are crazy.)
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To: AtlasStalled
Eliot Spitzer: Why I liked ho's

Ho's what? Eye color, hair style?

29 posted on 03/04/2010 6:57:38 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: AtlasStalled

Illiteracy in gardening is a sad thing.


30 posted on 03/04/2010 7:03:44 AM PST by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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To: ilovesarah2012
PIG - and an ugly pig.

Yes. Especially, when his wife takes his dentures away ....


31 posted on 03/04/2010 7:04:47 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: AtlasStalled

We discussed this conundrum re; Tiger Woods. Folks were saying Elin might have been able to forgive one indiscretion but not a dozen.

IMHO - one infidelity, like Gov. Sanford’s *soul mate* betrayal is one too far - thereafter, why bother to count.

So Spitzer’s logic is twisted, but hey - any port in a storm.


32 posted on 03/04/2010 7:06:40 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: Joe Boucher
Without daddy’s money Spitzer would be a sign boy on a road crew.

True!

33 posted on 03/04/2010 7:18:40 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: AtlasStalled
I guess he heard Eddie Murphy's routine...

“Yeah, I F’d her. That's right, I F’d her. Bur baby; I make LOVE to you!”

34 posted on 03/04/2010 7:24:31 AM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: conejo99
Either “an affair” or “going to hookers”? Isn’t there a third choice?

bwaney fwank doing lewinskys?

35 posted on 03/04/2010 7:30:00 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: dmz

SHould be hoes. Hos would be a dude in Texas missing an ess.


36 posted on 03/04/2010 7:59:26 AM PST by boocoowell (Nuclear power now for crying out loud)
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To: MARTIAL MONK

Some like,

Twinkies
Snow Balls
Little Debbies....


37 posted on 03/04/2010 8:07:34 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: USS Alaska
I was thinking of the possibility of his being faithful to his wife.
38 posted on 03/04/2010 8:18:56 AM PST by conejo99
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To: AtlasStalled

Whether he believes this or not, whether he is right or wrong he is still a jackass for continuing to talk about the matter. Hasn’t his wife been humiliated enough? When does this woman get her life back?


39 posted on 03/04/2010 9:10:07 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: AtlasStalled

The only size that matters with a hooker is the size of the wallet.

THAT is why he liked hookers - and nothing else, I’d wager! ;-P


40 posted on 03/04/2010 9:12:51 AM PST by MortMan (Viscous rumors are thickening.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Only lawyers and dims think like this. Everyone else knows it’s laughable. “It didn’t mean anything!” Heh heh. Yeah, that’d fly in my house. My widow would wear black...


41 posted on 03/04/2010 10:32:23 AM PST by karnage (worn arguments and old attitudes)
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To: Rummyfan

Rummyfan,
May I ask what Rummyfan means?
I thought Romney, or gin rummy.
As a kid I use to play Rummy and Gin Rummy with two very old Holocost survivors.
Just asking. Meaning no insult or harm.


42 posted on 03/04/2010 1:10:05 PM PST by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs.)
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To: Joe Boucher
I really got active on FR after 9/11, although I had lurked for a while before that. And I really admired Donald Rumsfeld. So.....

Like to play rummy and gin rummy too.

43 posted on 03/04/2010 1:12:12 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: AtlasStalled

I actually understand his logic, not condoning it mind you. He was looking for sex, and using a call girl certainly means you can order what you like, and there are no further obligations.


44 posted on 03/04/2010 1:19:29 PM PST by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: AtlasStalled

>> than a love affair

You can’t buy love.


45 posted on 03/04/2010 1:21:29 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Huck

Hos have contractions...


46 posted on 03/04/2010 1:25:52 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: AtlasStalled

IMO it is kinda silly for anyone to feign shock or actually believe Spitzer was taken to the woodshed because of his morality/immorality/ hiring $5000 Hookers.

Becoming a real big shot these days likely involves something akin to “making your bones” before the true powers behind the scenes.

We as peasants have no idea what really goes on behind the closed doors of Mansions on Private Estates now do we?

People like Spitzer may have to perform like talking monkeys. Compromising themselves long before those who allow them to move into position of public power do so.

Perhaps he was relatively conservative.. he reportedly was only having sex with females. Perhaps we should be encouraged that farm animals were not somehow involved?

Just asking.

Let’s take a different tack for a moment,

What if Spitzer mistakenly began to believe he was in a position of authority to benefit the people?

That would set those behind the scenes players on fire now wouldn’t it?

Read this Article in the Washington Post which came out a few months before his “Fall from Grace”.

“Predatory Lenders’ Partner in Crime”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/13/AR2008021302783.html

He really slams the Banksters far more than President Bush doesn’t he? Missing the mark if one supports enlightened progressive politics where he should have been slamming Bush and giving the Banksters a minor role.

He also reputedly went on as Governor to sink a number of big monied folk’s plans to get their hands on a steady stream of NY Tax Payers money.

Before that..

Spoiling for a fight: the rise of Eliot Spitzer
By Brooke A. Masters

Editorial Review - Kirkus Reviews Copyright (c) VNU Business Media, Inc.
A balanced biography from Washington Post reporter Masters of New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, called “Crusader of the Year” by Time in 2002 and a headline-hunting bully who is frequently the target of Wall Street Journal editorials.Spitzer, like one of his reformer heroes, Theodore Roosevelt, comes from a privileged background yet has earned a reputation as a foe of corrupt financiers ...

http://books.google.com/books?id=PcsSBlC5q5QC&sitesec=reviews&source=gbs_navlinks_s

Like I said.. what if he were so foolish at one point to believe he was actually in office to represent the people?

What if the same were true for Bush Jr? He started out like a house afire. Genuinely seemed like a fella interested in doing good...appeared to have a good heart.. then faded in the stretch.

Could he have also been told just “How the Cow ate the Corn” by the rich and powerful?

I really wonder at times if we haven’t by sheer accident put or found relatively honest persons in power.. then thru our ignorance, brushed off our hands and said to ourselves..
“Our work is done” never to fully realize the depth and breath of institutionalized corruption that exists.

That the apparently, species most rare, the honest politician, probably cannot even obtain an honest staff in a place like Washington DC.. waltzed around, wined and dined and attacked from all sides.

The information and facts on any issue controlled by Staffers selected by Party Heads and Special Interest Organizations.

Heck, I do not know.. But it is an interesting possibility at least to me.

Somewhere in there might there also be a kernel of hope?

W


47 posted on 03/04/2010 5:02:48 PM PST by WLR (Remember 911 Remember 91 Iran delinda est.)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

That’s for clearing the underbrush.


48 posted on 03/04/2010 5:05:51 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (i prefer my-partisan over bi-partisan)
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To: conejo99

LOL!!


49 posted on 03/04/2010 5:08:49 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (i prefer my-partisan over bi-partisan)
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