1st saw this on Gothamist.com: 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!