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  • GOV BLASTS 'NASTY' MIKE ( Mayor Bloomberg )

    06/16/2008 7:28:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies · 112+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | June 16, 2008 -- | fredric dicker
    Mayor Bloomberg is a nasty, untrustworthy, tan trum-prone liar who "has little use" for average New Yorkers - like the 1,500 workers who would have lost their jobs had OTB closed, a furious Gov. Paterson has said privately. "He appears to be self-destructing," the governor said. According to a source with firsthand knowledge of Paterson's comments, the governor said that during talks last week on OTB's future, Bloomberg threw the same kind of bizarre tantrums that disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer had been known for. "He has the same kind of anger that reminds you of Spitzer," The governor charged...
  • Deal in Emperors Club Case Could Affect Spitzer’s Fate

    05/16/2008 2:49:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 228+ views
    the Sun ^ | May 15, 2008 | JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
    The cooperation agreement reached between prosecutors and an employee of the call-girl ring known as Emperors Club VIP will come in handy should the Manhattan U.S. attorney, Michael Garcia, decide to charge Governor Spitzer with a crime. The woman, Temeka Rachelle Lewis, 32, who entered a guilty plea to money laundering and prostitution-related charges yesterday, would be a key witness against Mr. Spitzer if the former governor is charged in connection with patronizing an Emperors Club prostitute... Lewis, who booked clients for the call-girl service, had several phone conversations with Mr. Spitzer to hammer out the logistics of payment and...
  • In Focus: Dems Hemorrhaging Superdelegates

    04/03/2008 3:04:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 131+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 27, 2008 | Sheryl Longin
    Just when the party needs them most, the Dems super-delegates are dropping like flies. First there was William Jefferson, followed by Eliot Spitzer, then Kwame Kilpatrick, and today, Anibal Acevedo-Vila. This morning’s announcement of the indictment of Puerto Rico’s governor along with twelve others, including prominent Philadelphia democratic fundraiser Robert Feldman, worries party faithful for more reasons than one. Governor Acevedo-Vila , “a Harvard educated attorney and politician,” who according to AP, “was elected governor in 2004 after campaigning on an anti-corruption platform,” just last month endorsed Senator Obama for president.But as WaPo’s the Trail points out: " The reach...
  • Manhattan madam Andreia Schwartz compared U.S. to Nazi Germany (a Spitzer Girl)

    04/03/2008 3:35:14 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies · 147+ views
    Daily News ^ | March 24th 2008 | HAROLD EMERT, BILL HUTCHINSON
    BY HAROLD EMERT in Rio de Janeiro and BILL HUTCHINSON in New York DAILY NEWS WRITERS Manhattan madam Andreia Schwartz bitterly compared America with Nazi Germany Sunday while in the streets, Brazilians turned on her, cursing her at an Easter parade. An effigy of Schwartz was paraded through the streets of her seaside hometown behind one of Judas, Jesus' betrayer, as newspapers branded her a "Simple Prostitute." The 33-year-old beauty, who was deported Saturday after serving 18 months for running a midtown brothel, threatened to dish dirt on former Gov. Eliot Spitzer's favorite prostitution ring, the Emperors Club VIP. "I...
  • Anatomy Of A New York Newspaper Eating Crow (re: NY Governor Eliot Spitzer & NY Daily News)

    03/30/2008 10:34:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 2 replies · 335+ views
    http://bmovies.blogspot.com ^ | 3/29/08 | bmovies
    I'm sure you've all heard of the recent scandal in New York where the Governor (Eliot Spitzer, Democrat) was caught up in a call girl ring, but there was another scandal before that in which the Governor's political rival, State Senate majority leader Joe Bruno (Republican) found out that Governor Spitzer was using the State Police to spy on him: "I've been in government 31 years and I've never experienced anything like this," said Bruno. "I was stunned to learn Governor Spitzer is using the fine men and women of the New York State Police to conduct surveillance on me,"...
  • DA 'COVER-UP'-- RIPPED ON SPITZER-PROBE FLIP (Third World boob corrupts US rule of law)

    03/30/2008 6:04:22 AM PDT · by Liz · 36 replies · 1,153+ views
    NY POST ^ | March 30, 2008 | FREDRIC U. DICKER, State Editor
    Flip-flopping Albany DA David Soares was blasted for "a second cover-up".....Soares' Sept. 21 first report falsely found then-Gov Eliot Spitzer wasn't part of the plot to use the State Police against Republican Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, and that Soares may have sought Spitzer's removal from office if the disgraced ex-governor hadn't resigned March 12 in the wake of a high-priced-hooker scandal. One of the most glaring omissions in Soares' latest report is an explanation of why his first report - which came in the wake of The Post's exposé and a confirming report from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo -...

    03/29/2008 7:18:58 AM PDT · by Liz · 22 replies · 987+ views
    NY POST ^ | March 29, 2008 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    SCHEMER: Darren Dopp, one of the governor's men who orchestrated the plot against Joe Bruno. Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer would have faced a grand-jury probe and may have warranted impeachment for repeatedly lying about his involvement in the Dirty Tricks Scandal, an explosive report from the Albany County district attorney concluded yesterday. In a startling revelation, District Attorney David Soares said that had Spitzer not resigned in the call-girl scandal, the DA would have asked a grand jury to consider urging impeachment or other disciplinary action because the then-governor repeatedly claimed in testimony to Soares that he was not...
  • Prosecutor: Spitzer Ordered Dirty Tricks

    03/28/2008 4:25:43 PM PDT · by radar101 · 15 replies · 728+ views
    NEWS-8 ^ | 28 March 2008 | not identified
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- A prosecutor says former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer angrily ordered an aide to smear a political rival _ something Spitzer denies. Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares says Spitzer cursed at former aide Darren Dopp and told him to release records that could embarrass Senate Republican leader Joseph Bruno. But Soares says it doesn't appear Spitzer broke any laws. This is the second time the prosecutor has reviewed the case. Spitzer resigned earlier this month amid allegations
  • Spitzer’s Interest in Travel Expense Ethics Could Come Back to Haunt Him

    03/23/2008 8:43:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 843+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 24, 2008 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    ALBANY — Last fall, Eliot Spitzer’s administration asked a state ethics commission to determine whether officials, including the governor, who fly on state aircraft should be required to reimburse the state if part of a trip was not for official business. What the commission said, in an advisory opinion issued in September, could pose a problem for the former governor. When Mr. Spitzer flew to Washington on Feb. 13 — the day he is reported to have had a rendezvous with a prostitute at the Mayflower Hotel — he traveled on a Beechcraft B300 that belonged to the state. The...
  • U.S. Defends Tough Tactics With Spitzer

    03/20/2008 8:30:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies · 863+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 21, 2008 | DAVID JOHNSTON and PHILIP SHENON
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department used some of its most intrusive tactics against Eliot Spitzer, examining his financial records, eavesdropping on his phone calls and tailing him during its criminal investigation of the Emperor’s Club prostitution ring. The scale and intensity of the investigation of Mr. Spitzer, then the governor of New York, seemed on its face to be a departure for the Justice Department, which aggressively investigates allegations of wrongdoing by public officials, but almost never investigates people who pay prostitutes for sex. A review of recent federal cases shows that federal prosecutors go sparingly after owners and operators...
  • Statehouses Often Look Like Frat Houses

    03/20/2008 3:11:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 425+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 20, 2008 | MICHAEL GORMLEY
    Of all the wisecracks heard in the marble halls of New York's Capitol after Gov. Eliot Spitzer's downfall in a call-girl scandal, one jest enlightened as much as it stung: Spitzer's got to be the only guy in Albany who PAYS for sex. It is an open secret that there is a lot of fooling around going on at the statehouse. And at other statehouses, too. In fact, Gov. David Paterson, in an extraordinary news conference on Tuesday, his first full day on the job after taking over from Spitzer, acknowledged he had had extramarital affairs with a number of...
  • In Defense of Dr. Laura's Comments about the Spitzers

    03/17/2008 10:04:48 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 23 replies · 524+ views
    GlennSacks.com ^ | 3-17-08 | Glenn Sacks
    Dr. Laura is taking an enormous amount of heat from feminists over her comments concerning the Eliot Spitzer/Silda Spitzer situation. For example, in the Salon Broadsheet blog post Dr. Laura to Silda: It's all your fault!, feminist blogger Kate Harding writes: "Conservative radio host Laura Schlessinger has offered us a new theory on Silda Wall Spitzer: She drove her husband to cheat in the first place. "In the last week, she has been on Hannity & Colmes, Larry King Live and the Today show, offering opinions like this: "'And when the wife does not focus in on the needs and...
  • Call Girls of the NYT: Feminist Daughter of 'Very Progressive Parents,' NPR Fan

    03/16/2008 5:09:07 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 2,016+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Far be it from NB to suggest there's any correlation between a liberal political orientation and a propensity for prostitution. But in the wake of the Spitzer scandal, the New York Times has run an article profiling three call girls, and we couldn't help but look for telltale signs of their politics. There were no particular hints regarding one of the ladies. But as for the other two . . . well, let's say it's unlikely they'll be turning up anytime soon as contributing editors at NewsBusters. Ava Xi’an was the apparently apolitical pro. She claims to have gotten into...
  • The Entrapment of Eliot

    03/16/2008 2:30:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies · 2,103+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 13, 2008 | Alan Dershowitz
    The federal criminal investigation that has led to Eliot Spitzer's resignation as governor of New York illustrates the great dangers all Americans face from vague and open-ended sex and money-transaction statutes. Federal law, if read broadly, criminalizes virtually all sexual encounters for which something of value has been given. Federal money-laundering statutes criminalize many entirely legitimate and conventional banking transactions. Congress enacted these laws to give federal prosecutors wide discretion in deciding which "bad guys" to go after. Generally, wise and intelligent prosecutors use their discretion properly -- to target organized crime, terrorism, financial predation, exploitation of children and the...
  • Eliot Spitzer's "Emperor's Club" (MUST READ!)

    03/14/2008 6:20:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 126 replies · 4,624+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 14, 2008 | Robert Tracinski
    As the political eulogies for Eliot Spitzer are written, a lot will be said about the alleged contradiction between his "righteous," "crusading" public persona and his tawdry personal life. For example, in a remarkably insipid column today, Gail Collins of the New York Times professes utter amazement at the revelation about Spitzer, as if it came out of nowhere, like space_aliens_landing in the middle of Central Park. "You never know," sighs this middle-aged naďf. The New York Post's man in Albany, Fredric Dicker, is having none of it. "I Knew He Was a Fraud & a Hypocrite from the Day...
  • Penthouse wants call girl in Spitzer sex scandal (of course)

    03/13/2008 11:59:27 AM PDT · by pissant · 126 replies · 4,285+ views
    Boston herald ^ | 3/12/08 | staff
    NEW YORK - The offers are already coming for the woman at the center of the Eliot Spitzer call-girl scandal. She’s wanted on the pages of Penthouse. The magazine has been trying to reach out to 22-year-old Ashley Alexandra Dupre, but has not succeeded. Penthouse Magazine Group president and publisher Diane Silberstein says Penthouse would "love to have her in the magazine" and would consider offering her a cover shot. Dupre has been identified in news reports as the prostitute whose hotel-room tryst with the New York governor led to his resignation Wednesday. Silberstein says the aspiring musician sounds like...
  • Prostitute In Spitzer Scandal Scores Million Dollar Offer To Bare All

    03/14/2008 2:47:22 PM PDT · by zencat · 78 replies · 2,838+ views
    Access Hollywood ^ | 03/14/2008 | Anonymous
    As her instant celebrity status continues to climb in the wake of the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal, Ashley Alexandra Dupre has now received a $1 million offer to bare it all.
  • Boo-Ho! Don't Shed Any Tears For This Busy Brat (Andrea Peyser: No Star-CRossed Lovers Alert)

    03/14/2008 10:58:43 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 38 replies · 2,278+ views
    New York Post ^ | 3/14/2008 | Andrea Peyser
    "If you are in a relationship, and it is 'doing absolutly [sic] nothing' for you, makes you feel bad about yourself of situations, just causing unessesary [sic] drama, and ruining things that you may actually care about . . . why would you want that in your life?" She wrote, "Surround yourself around people that [sic] are making moves, and doing what 'they want and love' with their lives, positive energy . . . that's what life all about . . . living." I feel a tear coming on. Two alternate pictures are emerging of Ashley. In one, she's a...
  • Radio's revenge on Eliot Spitzer goes on YouTube

    03/14/2008 10:15:57 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies · 305+ views
    Radio-Info.com ^ | 3/14/08 | radio-info.com
    A highly unauthorized "Real Men of Genius" parody clip just appeared on YouTube, sarcastically saluting Spitzer's "moral crusade against our so-called corrupted industry (radio)" and wondering what he did with the more than $40 million in settlements he exacted from radio. That one's off the air, but some stations continue to salute the Spitzer folly with promotions like Keymarket's in Pittsburgh. Its country "Froggy" uses the sounder from the old "Dragnet" TV show to give away copies of Sara Evans' greatest hits, which includes the tune "Cheatin'." Grand prize is two nights at the Super 8 near Cheat Lake, WV....
  • U.S. Is Examining Spitzer’s Funds (did he use campaign funds for hooker expenses?)

    03/14/2008 6:21:11 AM PDT · by jdm · 45 replies · 1,099+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 14, 2008 | By DANNY HAKIM and DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    ** EXCERPT ** ALBANY — Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Gov. Eliot Spitzer used campaign funds in connection with his meetings with prostitutes, including payments for hotels or ground transportation, three people with knowledge of the investigation said. Prosecutors have asked the governor’s lawyers about the travel arrangements for three trips, including his Feb. 13 rendezvous with a prostitute at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington. The United States attorney’s office in Manhattan has also asked about the governor’s use of car services during trips to Washington. The governor’s lawyers have begun consulting with a campaign finance expert who has long...
  • The Media FINALLY label Spitzer ... Oh Wait.

    Those of us who have been participating in the Eliot Spitzer Media Waiting Game -- halting our respitory activity in anticipation of the Jurassic Press actually ascribing Party affiliation to the recently resigned Big Apple Governor -- can finally breathe easy. The Agence-France Presse and Yahoo! have teamed up to finally do what's right. Only they do it so VERY wrong. Eliot Spitzer (R) holds a news conference in New York City with his wife Silda by his side
  • As Spitzer Prepares to Step Down, His Legal Fate Remains Unknown

    03/13/2008 10:50:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies · 911+ views
    WSJ ^ | March 13, 2008 | LAURIE P. COHEN, GLENN R. SIMPSON and AMIR EFRATI
    The political future of Eliot Spitzer is decided. But the legal fate of the man who made his reputation as a crime fighter is not. Shortly after Mr. Spitzer's late-morning resignation announcement, Michael Garcia, U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, issued a statement saying "there is no agreement between this Office and Governor Eliot Spitzer, relating to his resignation or any other matter." "He is a far less likely target out of office," ... Mr. Spitzer may be vulnerable to charges that he sought to evade federal banking laws in extracting cash from his bank accounts to pay the Emperors Club... Mr....
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-13-08 (Jackie & Dunlap Discuss Eliot Spitzer Hooker Situation)

    03/13/2008 5:25:56 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies · 698+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | April 13, 2008 | Jackie & Dunlap & PJ-Comix
    Okay, I vowed to do a DUFU today on a subject other than Eliot Spitzer. However, I found this Jackie & Dunlap Red State Update VIDEO about Eliot Spitzer and his hooker to be so absolutely HILARIOUS that I had to break my vow. Please be warned that the language in this video is VERY STRONG. However, this is the way real guys talk to each other when the women aren't around. Some of the very FUnnie highlights are Jackie wondering why Spitzer would be so naive as to give a big cash deposit to a hooker as well...
  • Spitzer and the Media, How It Might Have Been

    03/12/2008 8:44:03 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 8 replies · 609+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Remember back during the Bill Clinton years all those stories about how being a serial philandering president might not necessarily be a bad thing? NBC's Bob Faw captured that zeitgeist, saying in 1998 that actually, Clinton was in very good company. "It might put Mr. Clinton’s conduct with a certain intern in a different light," he said, referring to allegations by liberal historians that Jefferson had sexual relations with his slave Sally Hemings. "After all, if Bill Clinton’s favorite President could end up on Mount Rushmore and the $2 dollar bill despite being sexually active with a subordinate [...] it...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-12-08 ("Spitzer’s Resignation Would Mean a Superdelegate Loss for Hillary")

    03/12/2008 6:06:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 50 replies · 916+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 12, 2008 | KOmmies and PJ-Comix
    There now seems to be a new element in the drive for Governor Eliot Spitzer's resignation. It is that his resignation would mean the loss of ONE superdelegate for Hillary Clinton at the Democrat convention as you can see in this KOmmie THREAD titled, "Spitzer’s Resignation Would, In the End, Mean a Superdelegate Loss for Hillary." Yes, just ONE less superdelegate. The Obama wing of the Democrat party are so desperate to defeat Hillary they are actually savoring that ONE superdelegate loss despite the fact that the loss of ONE superdelegate won't affect the outcome since Barack Obama (especially...
  • Cramer Gets Verklempt Over Spitzer

    03/12/2008 5:41:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 59 replies · 2,294+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    While Jim Cramer is known for wearing his heart on his sleeve, the host of CNBC's "Mad Money" normally lets his emotions show over matters financial. In August, for example, he went ballistic at Ben Bernanke, pleading with the Fed chairman to lower interest rates in the face of widespread home foreclosures. But this morning, Cramer got verklempt not over the discount rate but at the falling fortunes of his friend Eliot Spitzer. Cramer went to Harvard Law with the embattled governor and his wife Silda, and has been a Spitzer defender in the face of criticism by many of...
  • The Secret Double Life of Spitzer's Alleged Hooker Booker

    03/11/2008 11:05:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies · 3,134+ views
    Fresh Intelligence ^ | 03/11/08 | Tyler Gray
    Tanya Hollander, the woman charged with arranging prostitutes for the Emperor's Club VIP, appears to have been leading a secret double life as both a hippie-ish holistic healer and a power broker's madam. Tanya, as the media has been spelling her name, is alleged to have booked girls for New York Governor-for-the-moment Eliot Spitzer. Meanwhile, Tania, an alias listed in charges unsealed by the U.S. Attorney's office on March 6, appears to have maintained an extensive "health counseling" website (now taken down but cached here) and a MySpace page (last login February 8), where she describes herself as "a grounded,...

    03/11/2008 10:23:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies · 3,051+ views
    The Post ^ | March 11, 2008 -- | FRED DICKER
    Disgraced Gov. Spitzer ... a millionaire, was hopping into bed with harlots for as long as 10 years and traveled as far as Florida for call-girl trysts... The prostitute-patronizing former prosecutor spent today huddled with top aides and lawyers in his Fifth Avenue apartment - trying to arrange a plea deal under which he’d resign his office but avoid prison time - as he desperately clung to power despite growing cries for his departure, even among fellow Democrats.
  • Fleiss Advice: Avoiding an Eliot Mess

    03/11/2008 10:47:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies · 2,540+ views
    Fresh Intelligence ^ | 03/11/08 | Tyler Gray
    Just how in the hell would a high-profile, ho-bustin' politician like Eliot Spitzer ever expect to get away with his pay-for-play D.C. side piece? "It's so easy not to not get caught," reformed Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss tells Radar, adding that she provided service to many a well known politician her day. "I saw many famous people—more famous than Eliot Spitzer—and you know what, you pay people right, you treat them right, you don't have a problem." The devil, she says, was in Spitzer's particular freak, which left the gals who are alleged to have serviced him describing the governor...
  • Scary "It's now a war between us," Eliot Spitzer told me. "I will be coming after you."

    03/11/2008 8:20:37 PM PDT · by khnyny · 78 replies · 3,548+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 22, 2005 | JOHN C. WHITEHEAD
    Last April, The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed piece by me titled "Mr. Spitzer Has Gone Too Far." In it I expressed my belief that in America, everyone--including Hank Greenberg--is innocent until proven guilty. "Something has gone seriously awry," I wrote, "when a state attorney general can go on television and charge one of America's best CEOs and most generous philanthropists with fraud before any charges have been brought, before the possible defendant has even had a chance to know what he personally is alleged to have done, and while the investigation is still under way." Since there have...
  • WaPo's Marcus: Harvard-Grad Mrs. Spitzer 'Serious Person' Not Some Tammy Wynette

    03/11/2008 2:23:05 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 102 replies · 2,206+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In a revealing moment of MSM elitism, WaPo editorialist Ruth Marcus, discussing the decision of Silda Wall Spitzer to appear with her husband Eliot yesterday, wanted people to know Mrs. Spitzer is a Harvard law grad and a "serious" person, not a Tammy Wynette type. Marcus was interviewed by Contessa Brewer on MSNBC this afternoon, and the pair turned to the question of why political wives tend to appear with their husbands who have been caught up in sex scandals. RUTH MARCUS: I just don't think that we should lump all these women together. And to use a line that...
  • Eliot Spitzer: Bringing the Passion Back to Albany

    03/11/2008 1:51:03 PM PDT · by BJClinton · 12 replies · 556+ views
    Youtube via Observer.com ^ | 2006 election | Former Gov. Spitzer's 2006 campaign
    Video at link. "Bringing Some Passion Back to Albany" http://www.observer.com/2008/eliot-spitzer-bringing-passion-back-albany
  • Eliot Spitzer Scandal Inspires Plethora of Jokes and Parody Songs

    03/11/2008 7:47:41 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies · 3,232+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 11, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Perhaps New York Governor Eliot Spitzer believes he can weather the firestorm over his scandal about his involvement with a high-class prostituion ring. However, he is battling an element that will keep his scandal alive in the public more than the usual political scandal---humor. Spitzer's breaking scandal is less than a day old and already the media and the blogosphere is filled with many jokes and parody songs about his situation. Even may liberals are laughing at Spitzer since the humor generated by a self-righteous politician involved in a sleazy scandal involving a prostitution ring is just too hard to ignore....
  • Ayatollah Spitzer's History: He Does to Whores What He Did to Us

    03/11/2008 7:37:27 AM PDT · by Ed Hudgins · 27 replies · 1,252+ views
    The Atlas Society -- Your Center for Objectivism ^ | March 10, 2008 | Edward Hudgins
    It is ironic that New York Democrat Governor Eliot Spitzer has had his undeserved reputation for high moral standards tarnished by his sexual escapades which, while perhaps sleazy, did not harm any of us. In fact he deserved our moral scorn for his assault on productive individuals and flaunting of the rule of law when he was New York attorney general, done arrogantly in the name of "morality." In an article entitled "Eliot Spitzer: Ayatollah General," in the April/May 2005 issue of The New Individualist, Roger Donway exposed the details of that envy-based assault as Spitzer prepared to run for...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-11-08 (KOmmies Defend Eliot Spitzer)

    03/11/2008 6:53:43 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 78 replies · 1,611+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 11, 2008 | KOmmies and PJ-Comix
    Was there any real possibility that this DUFU edition would be about anything other than the Eliot Spitzer scandal? Of course not. But before we get into the juicy and very FUnnie details of the KOmmie reaction to this scandal, we must lead off with this incredible song parody by our own Charles Henrickson called PROSTITUTIN' SPITZ to the tune of Puttin' on the Ritz: If you're guvAnd wish you knewWhere to get loveWhy don't you doLike hypocritesProstitutin' Spitz Girls with namesYou find out afterPlay their gamesAnd soon you haftaCall it quitsProstitutin' Spitz Hooked up with a thousand-dollar hookerNow...
  • Eliot Spitzer Joke Thread

    03/10/2008 6:03:21 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 135 replies · 8,767+ views
    Self | March 10, 2008 | PJ-Comix
    The Eliot Spitzer prostitution ring scandal is the PERFECT situation for jokes. I am sure there will be a plethora of such jokes. Therefore please post on this thread all Eliot Spitzer jokes that you hear. Let this be the Eliot Spitzer Joke Resource Center. Oh, and don't forget to post any such jokes made by comedians.
  • Source: Spitzer ID'd As 'Client 9' In Court Papers (used "George Fox" as alias)

    03/10/2008 5:03:22 PM PDT · by jdm · 32 replies · 3,054+ views
    WNBC ^ | March 10, 2008 | Staff
    NEW YORK -- More details about Eliot Spitzer's alleged meeting with a prostitute emerged Monday after the New York governor and father of three apologized to his family and the public. According to a law enforcement source close to the investigation, the Democratic governor used the alias "George Fox" when meeting with a prostitute. His alleged conversations with the prostitution ring are detailed in court papers in which Spitzer is identified as "Client 9," according to a source. On Monday afternoon, the Democratic governor delivered an apology standing next to his wife, Silda, who looked down at the ground as...
  • Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #12954 (Eliot Spizter's approval ratings fall dramatically)

    11/17/2007 5:36:46 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies · 118+ views
    Survey USA ^ | November 15, 2007
    Do you approve or disapprove of the job Eliot Spitzer is doing as Governor? All Approve 36% Disapprove 56% Not Sure 8%
  • Fred Thompson Wants 'No Amnesty'

    11/14/2007 4:56:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 135 replies · 139+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2007 | Ed O'Keefe
    <p>It's a big day for political TV ads, and in the case of Fred Thompson, he's got great timing. On the same day Rudy Giuliani releases his first TV ad, and the day Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D-N.Y.) decides to withdraw his plan to give illegal immigrants access to driver's licenses, the former Tennessee senator releases a 30-second spot called, "No Amnesty." It starts airing across Iowa today.</p>
  • Report: Clinton Aides Told Spitzer to Dump Licenses for Illegals

    11/14/2007 3:12:00 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 65 replies · 264+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Captain Renault would be shocked: Hillary Clinton's campaign put pressure on Eliot Spitzer to drop his disastrous licenses-for-illegals plan. The word came from crack NY Post Albany reporter Fred Dicker, appearing on this afternoon's Hardball. View video here.
  • 77% Oppose Drivers’ Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

    11/06/2007 10:18:30 AM PST · by neverdem · 81 replies · 207+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 06, 2007 | NA
    Seventy-seven percent (77%) of American adults are opposed to making drivers licenses available to people who are in the country illegally. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 16% take the opposite view and believe that undocumented immigrants should be allowed to get a license. State surveys in Virginia and Kentucky show similar results. Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Republicans oppose giving drivers’ licenses to undocumented immigrants. So do 68% of Democrats and 75% of those not affiliated with either major political party. There is little difference along gender, age, or income levels. New York Governor Elliot Spitzer recently...
  • Unsafe politically at any speed ... (driver's licenses for illegal aliens - political poison)

    11/06/2007 4:47:29 AM PST · by IrishMike · 17 replies · 102+ views
    Wash Times ^ | November 6, 2007 | Stephen Dinan
    Wherever it's been tried, embracing driver's licenses for illegal aliens — as Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and most of the Democratic presidential field did last week — has been political poison, including helping cost one Democratic governor his office. Ever since the September 11 terrorist attacks, lawmakers who back licenses for illegal aliens have suffered, such as Gray Davis, the former California governor who was recalled in part because he signed such a bill. Those who have called for crackdowns are reaping the political rewards. "It's a winner in a general election; I think it's an absolute winner in a...
  • The Eliot Spitzer Show

    11/05/2007 4:23:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 211+ views
    Commentary ^ | November 2007 | Ira Stoll and Jacob Gershman
    When Eliot Spitzer took office as governor of New York on January 1 of this year, even the festivities were designed to convey the vigor and ambition of the new administration. Operating on what he said was just three hours of sleep, the forty-seven-year-old Spitzer, who had won election with a whopping 70 percent of the votes cast, arrived in Albany’s Washington Park for a morning run at 5:45 a.m. To the gathered crowd, aides handed out T-shirts that read: “Day 1: Everything Is Changing.” After the run, Spitzer, who had been sworn in at midnight the evening before, returned...
  • Spitzer in the Face of Law (Clinton...announced that she fully supports Spitzer’s plan.)

    11/04/2007 1:13:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 281+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 02, 2007 | The Editors
    November 02, 2007, 6:00 a.m. Spitzer in the Face of Law By The Editors At Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate, Hillary Clinton finally gave her primary opponents something to work with. Asked about New York governor Eliot Spitzer’s plan to give drivers licenses to illegal immigrants, Clinton articulated a — how shall we put it? — nuanced position on the issue. She said, “What Governor Spitzer is trying to do is fill the vacuum” left by the federal government’s failure to pass an amnesty for illegal immigrants — aka “comprehensive” immigration reform — last June. When, later in the...
  • 9/11 Terrorists:Which of These Were Registered to Vote?

    11/02/2007 11:56:38 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 35 replies · 160+ views
    The Elephant Bar | November 02, 2007
    Friday, November 02, 2007 Which of These Were Registered to Vote? I'll Give you a Hint. There were eight! JOHN FUND ON THE TRAIL WSJ 'This Will MakeVoter Fraud Easier'Why does Mrs. Clinton want driver's licenses for illegal aliens? Sen. Hillary Clinton was asked during a debate this week if she supported New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's plan to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. At first she seemed to endorse the idea, then claimed, "I did not say that it should be done, but I certainly recognize why Governor Spitzer is trying to do it." The next day she...
  • Thompson questions Clinton's diplomacy

    11/01/2007 2:59:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 87+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 1, 2007 | Kathleen Hennessey
    Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson suggested on Thursday that Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton's lack of clarity in her debate answers raises questions about her ability to handle diplomacy. Addressing a crowd of Republican donors, the former Tennessee senator joined Clinton's Democratic opponents in seizing on her debate answer on whether she supported a plan by New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer to grant drivers' licenses to illegal immigrations. At first, Clinton appeared to praise the plan. Pressed later in the debate, she seemed to backtrack, saying she didn't say it should be done. Her campaign sought to clarify her comments...
  • Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit against NY Governor Spitzer to Stop Driver Licenses for Illegal Aliens

    11/01/2007 7:18:57 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 24 replies · 71+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | Oct 31, 2007
    Washington, DC –Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced that it has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a New York taxpayer in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Suffolk County against New York Governor Eliot Spitzer over a new policy implemented on September 21, 2007 that will “give all New Yorkers the opportunity to apply for driver’s licenses without regard to immigration status” (Staudenraus v. Spitzer, Index No. 07-33872). According to New York State law, with respect to driver licenses, the DMV Commissioner “shall require that the applicant provide his...
  • Thompson Compares Fund-Raising Of N.Y. Senator With 1996 Scandal

    11/01/2007 12:35:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 184+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | November 1, 2007 | Josh Gerstein
    Republican presidential candidate who led a Senate inquiry into illegal foreign fund raising in the 1996 presidential campaign, Fred Thompson of Tennessee, is warning that the phenomenon may be repeating itself with Senator Clinton's current White House bid. "From what I read in the papers, it looks to me like some of the same familiar refrains are playing when I look at Senator Clinton's situation," Mr. Thompson told reporters yesterday during his first campaign swing through California. "I'm not going to jump to any conclusions or make any accusations until all the facts are in, but when I see people...
  • A Day Later, Clinton Embraces Spitzer’s License Effort

    10/31/2007 7:47:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies · 160+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 31, 2007 | Adam Nagourny
    A day after she appeared to struggle to give her views on the subject, Hillary Rodham Clinton offered support today for Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s effort to award New York driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, as her campaign sought to contain potentially damaging fallout from what her own supporters saw as a tense and listless debate performance. Mrs. Clinton’s statement affirming her support of Mr. Spitzer in his office came less than a day after she offered a muddled and hesitant position on the bill, prompting a round of denunciations by her opponents. It signaled the extent to which her advisers...
  • Spitzer responds to ABC7 gun investigation [Gun Grabbers Gone Wild]

    10/23/2007 5:29:45 PM PDT · by xcamel · 119 replies · 134+ views
    ABC 7 ^ | 10/23/2007 | Eyewitness News
    (New York - WABC, October 23, 2007) - Last week, The Investigators went undercover to expose a gaping loophole in New York state's gun laws. Now Governor Eliot Spitzer is promising to examine the problem more closely. The Investigators Jim Hoffer has the story. The black powder rifle's exemption from gun laws is one of the last remaining major gun loopholes in the state of New York. But the days of buying this deadly weapon no questions asked may be numbered. Our undercover investigation showed with alarming clarity just how easy it is to get a black powder rifle in...