Spitzer screwed

Hoo-boy, is this going to be a story. We forget, though, that politicians are the most human of humans. They are at the base of base motivations.

  • http://www.kellypersonaltraining.com/ John Austin TX Personal trainer

    I just heard Congressman King call Eliot (client # 9) the most self-righteous person he had ever met.

    Maybe I am jaded but this type of behavior from politicians no longer shocks me. What I find inexplicable is the wife is always there by the disgraced politician’s side. To even ask her to stand there as a prop is cruel. I would hold my own press conference announcing my intention to file for divorce. The call girl got $ 4300 for this tryst. If I was the wife I would be mad about that waste of money as well.

  • kat

    Yeah, but he got it on sale, cause for everyone else it was $5500.

  • http://www.recessionfreakout.com Peter Levitan

    J.

    Obviously rather interesting given Elliot’s propensity to be somewhat ‘pompous’. In this regard, it will be interesting to watch the Wall Street Journal’s reporting and editorial take (given thier very own pomposity).

    Mainly because I have been thinking hard about the “recession” and the effect of recessionary thinking has on behavior, I was taken by the cost of the hookers that Elliot was into. Clearly public service pays well. OK, daddy pays well. That said, at least the dude had good taste despite a degree of arrogance that is astounding. Is arrogance the story? Will you be doing the screenplay: money, power, sex…

    May I point to one of your competitors? We are talking $2,100 per hour women here — see the “offending website”- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/10/emperors-club-all-about-_n_90768.html
    .

    Finally, between NJ and NY, you have a hell of a great bunch of Governors!

    P

  • Anna Haynes

    Remember, this is the DOJ – bet you a dollar there’s a far more interesting story behind the story.
    See Harper’s on this.

  • bob pass

    Spitzer needs to go, He is so stupid, If he does’nt know that prostitution is a CASH business then he is to stupid to be in law…..

  • Charley

    I see that Jeff the Republican Bobblehead Doll has forgotten his outrage over the NYT’s reporting of McCain’s affair with the lobbyist, which cost the taxpayers a whole lot more than Spitzer’s highjinks.

  • http://www.buzzmachine.com Jeff Jarvis

    Well, the difference, “Charley,” is that one is proven and the other isn’t. The difference is journalism.

  • http://www.buzzmachine.com Jeff Jarvis

    Oh, and “Charley,” I’m voting for Clinton. Last I checked, she was a Democrat. You sound like the bobblehead here.

  • Charley

    You’re voting for the woman who endorsed McCain and who sent a surrogate to say that Barack Obama is an affirmative action case. It’s exactly what I would expect from you.

  • Charley

    One other thing, Jeff: Your sanctiomony about “facts” is a joke. When a much bigger target, the White House, was the scene of a prostitution scandal where the facts were every bit as solid as they are here, you said this on CNN:

    “JARVIS: Well, online or off-line tactics, yes, I believe so. The story here is did the White House stack the press deck and then pull out a friendly card, as Mr. Gergen puts it? That’s the real story. The story of Gannon, he may be a little, well, hard to take, but to go beyond the main story here and go after his personal life does make you look like a bit of a lynch mob.”

    The only difference was that, at that time, the potential target was a bunch of Republicans. So you helped do their p.r. work. Now that the target is a Democrat, you’re holding the flaming torch. Just after having called the NYT all kinds of names for telling the truth about John McCain.

    Let’s face it, Mr. Jarvis. you’re nothing but a partisan hack like the rest of them. When is Murdoch inviting you onto his network, anyway?

  • Charley

    One last thing: Far be it for anyone to point the finger at YOU. Oh no, that’s off-limits and calls for a snappy but empty rejoinder. That kind of think might be boffo at the box office in New York and Washington, but anywhere else in America people recognize it for the shuck and jive that it is.

  • http://www.buzzmachine.com Jeff Jarvis

    Charley,
    Get your meds or get a life. You’re obsessed.

  • Charley

    The last refuge of someone with nothing to say: a purely ad hominem attack. Nice job, Jeff. Is that Rupert on line 2?

  • http://www.buzzmachine.com Jeff Jarvis

    You forget that you attacked me. You can attack and I can’t? Fuck that.