Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Spitzer? I dont even know her!

Yes an old joke, sue me, it still makes me chuckle.

Ahh Elliot Spitzer, Governor of New York and former high powered district attorney, should be lamenting the those in glass houses parable right about now. A man that had one of his feathers as being taking down a couple of New York escort services is now all tangled up in paying for an escort and taking her to Washington DC, which makes it a federal crime. Problematic would be a minor connotation.

There are a few things that strike about this whole fiasco, since truth be told I am an outsider. At least when it came to McGreevey of NJ, he was someone I had met and voted for, Spitzer is just another governor from another state I pay little attention to anymore.
1.Spitzer was done in by the people that he had prosecuted. And I do not mean the drug kingpins, mafia bosses or high class madames. I mean the rich and powerful of Wall Street. He made alot of enemies, rightly or wrongly, in the business world and affected the wallets and pocketbooks of some very powerful people. They were out to get him. The fact that the FBI may have been tipped off by a suspicious activity report or a SARS should not be lost on anyone. That is a banking thing, to try and catch people who maybe laundering money and trying to keep it just under the goverments threshold. If you don't think that for one moment that the bank he had his accounts at was one of the banks hurt by all the regulations in the trading markets that were started by Spitzer, you are underestimating the power of big business.
2.This is also another small hint that Hillary will not be the Democratic nominee, at least in my small humble opinion. Governor Spitzer would have been at least a dark horse when it comes to the position of Attorney General in a Clinton administration. He was one of her Super Delegates and also a fundraiser for her. If the Hill was to be the nominee in the summer, the powers that be that are controlled by a Republican administration would have saved it for the most opportune time. On the eve of the Mississippi primary is not a opportune time, since I could have told you 2 months ago she would have lost the Magnolia State.
Yet, it is still a bit fun to watch, like a train wreck. Plus, we get to learn that there are alot of Escort services alot closer than we all thought.


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Anthony said...

Oh man, the escort services are everywhere. Pick up a copy of the Courier-Post and read the ads -- or the City Paper. Everywhere, my boy.

As for AG, I figure John Edwards is a much more logical Attorney General, regardless of who is the Democrat nominee. Probably why he backed out so soon.

And those paybacks? They're a bitch.

Hyperion said...

Wasn't there a song a few years back called "Mambo #5." Seems like someone could do something with that.

Oh, and per your post's title? I had a friend in high school whose name was Joel Walker Raper. You can imagine the jokes.

Anthony said...

I know that guy. He got fed up with the jokes, so he changed his name to Willy.

Starrlight said...

Elliot was a fucking idiot for going there in the first place after spending so much time as Anti Corruptions Knight In Shining Armor. What a total idiot!

Kyra Sutra said...

I feel awful for his family. I hope that whatever happens with him legally, he and his family are able to get through this in the way that is best for them.

Do you read the Huffington Post? They have an article up right now with the same title...lol. It still makes me giggle :-)

The Gal Herself said...

I heard the same rumors Anthony did -- Edwards for AG.

And, if your theory about the rich and powerful of Wall Street is true, he'd be a terrific AG.

Anthony said...

If John Edwards is a man of his convictions, he'll try to do the same things as Attorney General that Bobby Kennedy did.