Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Wire: Albany

You know I'm not much of a political blogger but this is really too pervasive where I am to pass up. The possibilities for a dedicated conspiracy theorist are too numerous to count in just one day.

In short my view is, I don't give a crap who he was paying to spank him in private. I wish it could have been kept private for the sake of my own gentle slumber but I'm fine with anyone's consensual practices really. As a matter of fact I find them sort of fascinating most of the time. However, if one makes one's name by busting prostitution rings and calling all interested parties perverted wastes of humanity (paraphrase) then one had better be smart enough not to get caught.

Requiring a change of wardrobe and a full complement of props to get off? Go to it! And welcome to Albany.

Shuffling money around surreptitiously and getting caught doing something you publicly condemn? You're too dumb to be my governor. Thank you for playing and good luck finding another job lucrative enough to pay the poor women who have to deal with your condom-hating ass.

This does not even scratch the surface of what this means for the guy's family or for NY State. As is often the case, Susie Bright has a sane and provocative view of this debacle. (Ms. Bright's site is awesome and everyone should know about her, but your employers will, no doubt, deem the site unsafe. Just so you know.)


  1. yep. ditto on all of that. one should definitely not bite the hand that spanks you. dumbass numbnuts fucker. I swear. DOES EVERYBODY CHEAT?!?!?!?!?!?!

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  4. I stand with you completely on this issue. I don't care about a politician's personal life; I didn't vote on issues of morality, I voted on issues of government. If I wanted morality in office, I'd have voted for a Buddhist monk.

    Having said that, how absolutely stucking fupid do you have to be to take a stand against cookies and then get caught with your [ahem] in the cookie jar! No one that asinine deserves to keep his job. I mean, really.

  5. Sorry for the duplication! It wasn't that good.

  6. agreed. I find the whole thing rather depressing. And all the speculation about his stepping down or not is making my head ache.

    Just wait for him to decide, already!

    The whole porn thing is frightening. I'd love to know the percentage of men who solicit sex (the term 'sex' to include every type of engagement with another human). People (guys) are just out of control.

    I'd also love to know what was going through his head while he was moving the money around.

  7. Anonymous6:06 AM

    I was about to make some really clever remark about another rich asshat who grew up knowing he'd never have to work for a living turning out badly, but I won't.

    Don't worry about Mr. Spitzer, daddy won't cut him off.

  8. "you're too dumb to be my governor".....exactamundo!

    I like to think Lester Freamon had some hand in bringing him down on the wire. Heh.

  9. Oh, I'm not worried about Spitzer, it'll all work out for him. I'm not worried about the much-touted 22 year old pros he's been with.

    Kitty, "scared" by the porn and prostitution? I don't think I know what you mean.

    It's EXACTLY how Lester would have found him, isn't it Kath? I love that. Follow the money, always follow the money.

    Zelda, not everybody cheats but sadly a large majority seems to.