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THIS TIME THE SCANDAL involves one Kristen, “an American, petite, very pretty brunette, 5 feet 5 inches, and 105 pounds” who, according to a complaint and news reports, serviced him during a February trip to Washington, D.C.
Details in the complaint, including references to his account balance, suggest that Spitzer was a regular client of the illegal prostitution ring for which Kristen worked.
Even if Spitzer avoids criminal indictment, it is hard to see how he could survive politically given the distraction of daily news stories in New York tabloids. Much like the publicly traded companies he forced to settle to avoid negative news, or the big name CEO’s he made quit, Spitzer will most likely have to resign to limit further embarrassment.
Some of the ironies are simply delicious. As this press release from the archives of the New York State AG’s office reminds us, on April 7, 2004, then-AG Spitzer announced the indictment of 18 people linked to a ritzy escort service.
“This was a sophisticated and lucrative operation with a multi-tiered management structure,” Spitzer said. “It was, however, nothing more than a prostitution ring, and now its owners and operators will be held accountable.”
It’s funny because it’s true. If only Sophocles were around to make a show of it.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?