3/11/08

Spitzer

According to various news reports...

Eliot Spitzer

--1590 SAT score
--Princeton University graduate
--Perfect score on the LSAT
--Harvard Law School graduate
--Editor of the Harvard Law Review
--married to a Harvard Law School graduate
--former Attorney General of New York
--(still) Governor of New York
--Most well-known moralizing and hypocritical John of 2008

But I hope he doesn't resign.

* It is good to have known hypocrites in office. It is hard to see a known hypocrite as a political savior.
* He engaged in a victimless crime. As delicious as it would be to have governor Spitzer get the treatment that attorney general Spitzer gave to people, this shouldn't be national news and he shouldn't be under pressure to resign.
* This is probably bad news for the Clintons. People tired of the "old politics" and scandals of the Clintons will get a good reminder of what they are trying to get away from.

CJL

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Victimless? What are his wife and kids, bunny rabbits?

Mars said...

It may have been a victimless crime, but I believe he allowed his office and himself to be vulnerable to extortion and blackmail.

Anonymous said...

His wife and kids may be his victims but that doesn't mean he should go to jail for banging a hooker. He shouldn't even go to jail for being a hypocrite.

j. underhill said...

Harvard grads. What else more needs be said? :D

(yes, now we can get into some good old fashioned frontstabbing)