Monday, March 10, 2008

Eliot Spitzer sullies prostitutes with his presence

It couldn't happen to a nicer guy bigger prick.

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer who, among his many crusades against mere mortals, enthusiastically prosecuted those engaged in the victimless crime of providing sex for money, has been named as a client of Emperors Club VIP, a high-price prostitution ring.

I personally have nothing against prostitution. As a consensual activity among adults, it's nobody's business but that of providers and clients. If Spitzer were a live-and-let live kind of guy, his patronage of prostitutes wouldn't matter worth a damn.

Alan Dershowitz tried to make that point on MSNBC a few minutes ago -- that this is a made-in-America scandal that wouldn't make the newspapers in Europe. He'd be right if Spitzer weren't such a sanctimonious creep who has made a career of taking the moral high ground in public while doing whatever he damned well pleases behind the scenes.

As governor of New York, Spitzer was caught using the state police to spy on state senate majority leader Joseph Bruno, a political enemy of the ambitious Spitzer. Clearly, he considers himself above the rules that apply to the rest of us. So it comes as no surprise that he's capable of prosecuting some sex providers while paying cash for services rendered to their competitors.

Hmmm. That raises a possibility ... Was Spitzer doing favors for his favorite pimps and madams by engaging in a little selective prosecution?

Oh, what a wonderful scandal.

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