Monday, March 10, 2008

NY Gov Eliot Spitzer involved in Prostitution Ring

Married with three children, Governor Eliot Spitzer has been named as Client No. 9 for Emperor Club VIP, an expensive prostitution ring operating out of Washington, DC on Feb 13, 2008. He managed to squeeze in a prostitute between testifying before Congress and appearing on CNBC. Just before St. Valentine's Day. What a sleazy thing to do!
What Spitzer didn't realize is that the escort service was under investigation, so now that he's caught, he decided to apologize for "Not living up to my own moral standards" Fox News says he will may be indicted by the Southern District Court of NY. The liberal media may try to give him a pass on this, but he has touted himself as a corruption crusader here:
Mr. Spitzer gained national attention when he served as attorney general with his relentless pursuit of Wall Street wrongdoing. As attorney general, he also had prosecuted at least two prostitution rings as head of the state’s organized crime task force.
In one such case in 2004, Mr. Spitzer spoke with revulsion and anger after announcing the arrest of 16 people for operating a high-end prostitution ring out of Staten Island.

The NYS Assembly minority leader has called for Spitzer's resignation here.
James Tedisco, Republican leader of the State Assembly, said Spitzer “has disgraced his office and the entire state of New York. He should resign his office immediately.”
If we raise enough of an outcry, we may force him out of office and defeat RHAPP Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act.

HT NY Times

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