Monday, March 10, 2008

WTF?

I thought Eliot Spitzer was a good guy. WTF?

13 comments:

phil_in_ny said...

now we're really screwed!

Jess Wundrun said...

I'm with you d. This makes me sad.

On a brighter note, republicans never have to step down when they are caught with hookers. Maybe Mr. Spitzer will follow the Senator Vitter rules of sex scandalry and just pretend it didn't happen.

could it happen?
Depends.

FranIAm said...

His career as governor is officially over if you ask me. The local punditry here in Albany is on fire. No matter what party it appears that we will soon be addressing Acting Governor Patterson.

This is so fucked up. When I heard it on the radio, I was driving in my car and I began to scream - Fuck! Fuck! You Dumb Fuck!!!

What was he thinking???

Jess is so absolutely right, but it ain't gonna fly here in NY state with Spitzer.

Political career - over.

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Randal Graves said...

As Xander once astutely put it, "nothing can stop the penis!"

Matty Boy said...

I'm with Randal Graves on this one. Loads of discretionary income and extra unused sperm is a recipe for disaster.

Just sayin'.

CDP said...

It's a bummer, but he's human.

Mary Ellen said...

(Warning: Rant in progress)


I've ranted about this on a few blogs...poor phil_in_NY, he got an earful. Sigh...

Ok, Spitzer really blew it and IMO should step down. The fact is, the guy stood up at the podium and made an apology while his poor wife had to stand there at his side. The guy apologized for one reason, he got caught. That's it. If he hadn't been caught, he'd still be boinking the nearest prostitute while spending the money that he should have been using to support his family. The guy is sleeze...and I'd hate to say, "he's just human". Humans are held to a higher standard than animals, IMO, they are supposed to have morals.

It's not like I'm some kind of prude, but I'm getting so sick of this double standard in politics. If a Republican gets caught (like Larry Craig) we're all screaming for the guy to step down. Last night, a bunch of MEN were on CNN talking about how this is no big deal...just a misdemeanor, and after all...she was just a prostitute. That just made me sick.

I say Spitzer should take the bitter pill, swallow it...and get t he hell out of politics and public life. If I were his wife...I wouldn't be standing there next to him.

Rant over...it's safe to come out now.

dguzman said...

Jess is so right -- of course, Spitzer's a dem, so he'll be deep-fried. How stupid must he be to get involved with prostitutes!? As stupid as Bill Clinton and his intern, I guess. Morons.

Randal--he also said, "I'm 17; looking at linoleum makes me think about sex." Great one.

ME--rant away, sister. I was talking with a friend at work when Faux "News" was showing the "he's coming on any second!" coverage, and we both knew he was just going to say "I'm soooo sorry! I'm sorry I hurt my family!" boo hoo. If he were REALLY sorry, he wouldn't have done it again after the first screw-up. What an asshole. His wife should probably go get tested for diseases, and then sue his ass if she has any.

Overall--I agree--his career is over. Dems NEVER escape the hatchet in these things. See: Gary Hart, Bill "impeached" Clinton, Henry Cisneros, etc.

Mary Ellen said...

dguzman- Ya know what else burns my ass about this stuff? I can't tell you how many times I've seen the wife get blamed when the husband cheats on her. It's always the same old garbage that he wouldn't cheat if he wasn't missing something in his marriage. That's BS, IMO. Men (and women) cheat for one reason, they think they can get away with it. They all think they're too smart to get caught. Then when they do, BLAM! They are crying like a bunch of babies, making all kinds of promises to be good. Ugh.

There also seems to be this thing in Washington, that once they become a government official, they're suddenly king and they can have a freakin' harem for their own convenience while away from home. It's as if they think it's owed to them. They expect their spouses to stay home and wait until they get back for a weekend, but they can't wait...gotta have that sex NOW!

Am I sounding too shrill? I don't mean to, must be having a bad day! :-D

Distributorcap said...

bye bye elliot
the local news media is going nuts and the local politicans are having a field day

the man made a lot of enemies on his way up and they are kicking him in the fact on his way down

i have a hard time feeling sorry for him --- his hubris is ridiculous

what does bother me is that Vitter and Craig are still in the Senate

that is WRONG

karenzipdrive said...

Spitzer was a good guy- but his dick was a very, very bad guy.
Joy Behar summed it all up: Viagra is destroying America.

Whiskeymarie said...

I guess y'all missed the "Today" show the other day when all of this Spitzer stuff went down & the evil "Dr. Laura" was basically saying that women have no one to blame but themselves if men cheat because they whine too much and need to keep house better.

I guess she forgot the fact that women cheat too. Oops. Her bad.