Spitzer - WTF?

Big blaring headline on NYTimes.com right now: Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring

Gov. Eliot Spitzer has informed his most senior administration officials that he had been involved in a prostitution ring, an administration official said this morning.

Mr. Spitzer, who was huddled with his top aides early this afternoon, had hours earlier abruptly canceled his scheduled public events for the day. He is set to make an announcement about 2:15 this afternoon at his Manhattan office.

Anyone from New York have anything more on this? Is Spitzer resigning?

Tags: Eliot Spitzer, Governor, New York, prostitution (all tags)



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Holy crap!

by rossinatl 2008-03-10 10:13AM | 0 recs

by diplomatic 2008-03-10 10:13AM | 0 recs
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I've never seen anyone with so much promise and political capital blow it so fast.

And to think we thought this guy would be a rising star.  He has been a disaster in pretty much every way possible.

by alhill 2008-03-10 10:14AM | 0 recs
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Yes, really tragic. Spitzer almost single-handedly has reinvented the job of State Attorney General, and has been one of the most powerful forces for corporate accountability and consumer rights in the nation.

by blueflorida 2008-03-10 10:18AM | 0 recs
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Just saw this myself. WTF, indeed.

I guess his announcement is coming in a few minutes. No idea as to the magnitude of this.

by OrangeFur 2008-03-10 10:14AM | 0 recs
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Another David Axelrod campaign for this guy too.. not sure how involved he was but I know he was associated.  Interesting that I have heard the same things about Deval Patrick (another Axelrod campaign) - lots of promise, very disappointing so far.  Hmm... track record anyone?  

by JustJennifer 2008-03-10 10:16AM | 0 recs
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There was no reason whatsover to make the insinuation you are trying to make.  That is not helpful.  But on the other hand, Hillary might find a new role as New York Governor someday after Obama finishes her.

by Todd Bennett 2008-03-10 10:29AM | 0 recs
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Can't we leave the presidential politics out of it for just one thread?

by OrangeFur 2008-03-10 10:30AM | 0 recs
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Sure, if people leave Hillary out of it I will leave Axelrod out of it.  

Sorry but the Axelroad angle just stuck in my head because I read a story about him and his past campaigns recently.

by JustJennifer 2008-03-10 10:35AM | 0 recs
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You'd think, but the Clintonistas just can't stop.

by MNPundit 2008-03-10 10:38AM | 0 recs

Can you guys start banning these idiots yet?

by HatchInBrooklyn 2008-03-10 11:21AM | 0 recs
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Spitzer had been New York's rising star, the modern-day Elliot Ness out to expose the crimes of big corporations and the collusion of the government.  We in New York City love(d) this guy.

What the hell happened to him??  This is unbelievable.

by Sieglinde 2008-03-10 10:16AM | 0 recs
Who else is involved in this ring?

This is quite crazy...

by diplomatic 2008-03-10 10:18AM | 0 recs
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I suppose it's only fair that the Republicans get some good news every now and then.

But for goodness sake--what a fall for this guy. He takes over the nation's third most populous state in a rout and a huge reputation, and then... well.

by OrangeFur 2008-03-10 10:20AM | 0 recs
what a fukking idiot

that's all

by highgrade 2008-03-10 10:22AM | 0 recs
Resign now

Any Democrat who is corrupt must resign.

No ifs ands or buts.

The guy hasto resign immediately.

What a complete and utter dip$#|^!

by Walt Starr 2008-03-10 10:23AM | 0 recs
Re: Resign now

A prostitution ring?  Uh, yeah he has to resign.

by Todd Bennett 2008-03-10 10:30AM | 0 recs
Re: Resign now

Let's get the FACTS first...but if indeed his "involvemwnt" is of the actual funding, or supporting, or using a ring of this nature....then it's see ya time.

by a gunslinger 2008-03-10 10:36AM | 0 recs
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He is going to resign, I think. Why else would he have brought a meeting so soon? I think we should get ready for Gov. David Paterson

by American1989 2008-03-10 10:23AM | 0 recs
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My guess is that he'd rather announce things on his own terms rather than have it come out in the press first.

I'm not sure if he should resign or not. I can see arguments either way. But an unfortunate black eye for the Democrats right now. Ugh.

by OrangeFur 2008-03-10 10:29AM | 0 recs
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It takes so little for the worms to turn eh?  Worms who just love one day and gag the next.  What no lament for the rising star?  No bad mouth for Axlerod and more of his get?  No one questions the feed, no one defends only attacks, so small of you all.

by democrat voter 2008-03-10 10:29AM | 0 recs
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IT was front page NY Times.

The guy is holding a presser.

Hopefully he resigns.

I've got no patience with a corrupt politician. NONE.

by Walt Starr 2008-03-10 10:33AM | 0 recs
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Man, I wish someone would explain to me what it is that makes guys throw away their entire lives for sex. There is no f**k that is worth that price. I can almost understand an affair - as Woody Allen once famously said, "The heart wants what the heart wants" - but sex with a prostitute? WTF, indeed.

by Not the only Dem in KS 2008-03-10 10:30AM | 0 recs
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Agree 100%

by blueflorida 2008-03-10 10:33AM | 0 recs
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Totally agreed.

by ejintx 2008-03-10 10:37AM | 0 recs
I agree

I just don't get it.

An affair is one thing, but a prostitution ring?

How stupid do you have to be?

I just hope that when Spitzer resigns - he asks LA Sen David Vitter to join him in shame.

by zonk 2008-03-10 11:42AM | 0 recs
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Who knows what his involvement really is?  Hopefully the facts will come out with a little less ominous sound to them.  This isn't good for anyone except the Republicans.

by JustJennifer 2008-03-10 10:38AM | 0 recs
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Are you fishing for something?

by Actright 2008-03-10 10:51AM | 0 recs
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Barack Obama is Jesus incarnate. I'm surprised he even got married because he is a living god. But you are right. Obama would never lie. Obama would never commit a sin.

by falcon4e 2008-03-10 10:56AM | 0 recs
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Dont GOV have security detail? Well this is crazy!

by bayareasg 2008-03-10 11:23AM | 0 recs
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Holy hell! That's insane.

Looks like he'll be resigning later today. Thank god.

by sricki 2008-03-10 12:02PM | 0 recs


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