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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 naïf. 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 ^ | 3/14/08 |
    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...