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>> Wednesday, March 12, 2008

"Elliot Spitzer is one of the most impressive politicians in the nation today, and one of the greatest Attorney General's in history, ... He stands up for what he believes in, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to stand up with him and support his effort to do even more for the State of New York as our Governor."
~ Bruce Raynor


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$80,000

I can't even fathom that.

~ZZ

According to the AP


Poll: New Yorkers want Spitzer to quit


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Bloggers, commentators and comedians have already weighed in on the prostitution scandal that has imperiled Gov. Eliot Spitzer. Now New Yorkers are getting a shot and their view is clear: He should resign or be removed from office.
A poll released late Tuesday found that 70 percent of New Yorkers think Spitzer should resign, while 66 percent believe he should be impeached and removed from office if he doesn't.
"It's a big thumbs down," said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, which conducted the poll. "It points to just how politically untenable his position is right now."

The poll comes a day after allegations that Spitzer hired a high-priced call girl, vaporizing his straight-arrow persona. Investigators said Tuesday he was a repeat customer who spent tens of thousands of dollars.
While Spitzer and his family remained huddled in their Manhattan apartment, insiders said the governor was trying to decide how to proceed. Republicans began talking impeachment, and few if any fellow Democrats came forward to defend him.
The scandal erupted Monday when allegations surfaced that Spitzer, a 48-year-old married man with three teenage daughters, spent thousands of dollars on a call girl named Kristen at a swanky Washington hotel on the night before Valentine's Day.

The case started when banks noticed frequent cash transfers from several accounts and filed suspicious activity reports with the Internal Revenue Service, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. The accounts were traced back to Spitzer, leading public corruption investigators to open an inquiry.
A law enforcement official said Tuesday that Spitzer had spent tens of thousands of dollars with the call-girl service Emperors Club VIP. Another official said the amount could be as high as $80,000. It was not clear over what period of time that was spent.
Still another law enforcement official said investigators found that during the Washington tryst, Spitzer used two rooms at the Mayflower Hotel — one for himself, the other for the prostitute. Sometime around 10 p.m., Spitzer sneaked away from his security detail and made his way to her room, the official said.


If you'd like to read the rest of the story, you'll find it here: Spitzer

3 Reflections:

delmer 12:28 PM, March 12, 2008  

As a non-New Yorker, but as a Democrat, and a citizen who is tired of seeing politicians act like they are above the law ... this guy should go.

delmer 12:31 PM, March 12, 2008  

Well, whattayaknow. I refreshed my Google News to find he resigned.

Greeneyezz 12:50 PM, March 12, 2008  

Yeah - The news here is saturated with this right now.

Lots of people chatting about it in the forums I frequent.

It doesn't take long for Parodies to come out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW_i7rjKwqU

Someone had posted this yesterday:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/10/emperors-club-all-about-_n_90768.html

$80,000.

Unbelievable.

There's actually speculation
(read: Grassy Knoll) on if there was some sort of political pull for this to come out now, with Clinton running for Presidency and being Democrat.

someone also put up a poll on how long his wife will remain married to him.

I made my thoughts very clear on that.

;)

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