Monthly Archives: March 2008

Just “Wow”…

spitzer-mug-sm.jpg1st saw this on Gov. Eliot Spitzer, a man who ran on a platform of “Reform”, has been linked to a prostitution ring.

From the NY Times:

Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a high-priced prostitute at a Washington hotel last month, according to a person briefed on the federal investigation.

I admit, my first reaction was “No Way! Another ‘reform’ politician caught in a Sex Scandal?” but sure enough, he made a public apology (See it below the fold) and pretty much admitted it.

To put it mildly, I’m disappointed in the man. Ignoring the whole cheating on his wife bit: you’d think he’d be smart enough not to use a phone himself (it would be just perfect if he used his Office Line!). To really complicate things for him, from the article:

An affidavit in the federal investigation into a prostitution ring said that a wiretap recording captured a man identified as Client 9 on a telephone call confirming plans to have a woman travel from New York to Washington, where he had reserved a hotel room. The person briefed on the case identified Mr. Spitzer as Client 9.

Which make it a possible federal case as he apparently arranged for a prostitute to cross state lines (Mann Act). He hasn’t resigned, but I bet it’s coming. In a related matter, Hillary Clinton needs to distance herself now. Gov. Eliot Spitzer endorsed her back in May of 2007…

When he was the NYS Attorney General, he was very effective, but now? If he gets anything done, it will be an uphill battle to say the least.

Can’t wait for Jay Leno and David Letterman tonight, Not to mention The Daily Show!

Music I’m listening to right Now:
Big Bang Baby” by Stone Temple Pilots from the “Tiny Music…Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop ” Album.
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Right now, after we delayed it for a few months, our bathroom is being renovated. I took “before” images and will post them all  when it’s done.

From MSNBC: “Addicted gambler files $20 million casino suit”

Dunes ChipsI read about this and had to shake my head a bit.

I’m sure it’s safe to say that Ms. Taveras has a gambling problem, but at what point does she take responsibility for her actions? From the article:

She lost her law practice, her apartment and her parents’ home, and she owes the IRS $58,000. She said she even considered swerving into oncoming traffic to kill herself.

In interviews with The Associated Press, Taveras admitted she dipped into her clients’ escrow accounts to finance her gambling habit. She was disbarred last June and faces criminal charges stemming from those actions, but is trying to work out restitution agreements in order to avoid a prison term.

I’m glad she didn’t try to kill herself as that would be a horrible thing to do to herself and her family. Regarding her gambling, it’s tragic, but it seems she did this to herself. Me, I hope she avoids jail, but this dire situation seems to be entirely of her doing, not the casino.

Music I’m listening to right Now:
The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson from the “Girls and Boys” album. The video on VH1 is great.

The Daily Show as a news source

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Once again Jon Stewart demonstrates that Public officials really should beware of the video tape. In this segment, “Crude Awakening”, we see Jon Stewart bring back GW Bush’s own words.Me, I’m once again very busy at work. A few projects are coming to a close and naturally, keeping me very busy. Considering that the economy lost 63,000 jobs last month, I suppose I’m lucky, but after working all night for a couple of issues I find I have to remind myself of that. I’ve been too busy to take any photos during lunch. By the end of the month, my project will wind on down.

Music I’m listening to right Now:
Misery Business” by Paramore from the “Riot!” Album. Heard it on the radio.