Absolute Moral Authority

Because plain old moral authority just wasn’t good enough — a mesablue production

Hypocrisy, thy name is…

Posted by mesablue on March 10, 2008



This is everywhere by now. But, it’s just too much to pass up.

Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring

ALBANY – 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.

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.

Mr. Spitzer today made a brief public appearance during which he apologized for his behavior, and described it as a “private matter.”

A “private matter.” The gall.

Juicy details of the “private matter” at The Smoking Gun.

Spitzer — forever to be known as “client-9” — has yet to resign. My guess is that he is working out the details with prosecutors to cut a deal that helps him avoid a full indictment if he relinquishes his public powers.

“Client-9” was prosecuting prostitution rings while availing himself to the services of the Emperors Club — essentially eliminating their competition. For what sort of “compensation?”

So, yes little moonbats, this is not just about “sex.” This is not a “private matter”, it is a criminal one.


8 Responses to “Hypocrisy, thy name is…”

  1. jposty said

    He has been indicted… just came over the news wire.


  2. mesablue said

    I’ve read so far that a criminal complaint has been filed but that Spitzer has not been formally indicted. If you have a link to a wire story, I’ll update my post. I didn’t find one at the link above.


  3. jposty said

    Apparently Reuters has taken down the update on Spitzer’s indictment.

    Google doesn’t have a cached view of the page… must not have been up there long enough. I’ve also taken it down on the politicus.

    I hate retractions.


  4. mesablue said

    Heh, all the news outlets jumped the gun on that one.

  5. jposty said

    If this indictment never happens, especially if there were no plea bargains to avoid the indictments, he will have a very strong libel case. (reckless disregard)


  6. Rosetta said

    There will be lots of celebratory martinis drunk on Wall Street tonight.

  7. nicedeb said

    That’s his “MY BAD!” face.

  8. mesablue said

    Heh, the NY Times had that up for about an hour and then pulled it.

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