Monday, March 10, 2008

Politicians Who Live In Glass Houses . . .

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer (a Democrat) has been caught on federal wiretaps soliciting and, apparently, patronizing a prostitute.  An FBI Affidavit details what he was caught doing.  As reported in the New York Times, he has admitted acting "in a way that violates my obligation to my family and violates my or any sense of right and wrong."  Yet he describes the situation as "a private matter," and has not yet resigned.  Apparently, he learned something from his political ally, Bill Clinton.

As the former Attorney General of New York, Spitzer should know that patronizing prostitution is not simply a private matter.  It is against the law.  The law that he's sworn to uphold.

Spitzer has also made a name for himself by prosecuting prostitution rings, in addition to the white collar criminals that made him a household name.

It looks like we can mark this guy down as a politician who lives up to the stereotype . . . he's a hypocrite.


thetimman said...

Don't throw stones, dude. Haven't we all been involved in a multi-state, $5,500 per hour prostitution scheme at some point in our lives?


Anonymous said...

And we all know only Democrats are guilty of such scandles.

Larry Craig of Idaho,
David Vitter of Louisian,
Mark Foley of Florida,
Jack Ryan of Illinois,
Bob Packwood of Oregon,

Oh, wait, those are Republicans.

Sorry, nevermind.

St. Louis Conservative said...


This site wasn't up and running when those Republicans had their falls from grace. But, I'll guarantee you that this blogger wouldn't let them slide and won't let anybody slide simply because they're a Republican.

Please keep me honest and let me know if I start to sound like a hypocrite.