Saturday, March 21, 2009

The unbearable insignificance of being Eliot Spitzer

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Eliot Spitzer, as you may know, is now a columnist at Slate. Here's the title of his latest effort:

No word if the ex-governor relieved some of the immense stress by dumping thousands and thousands of dollars on high-priced hookers. Oh, and choking them.


But seriously... Spitzer's a smart guy. And I actually still respect him (or, at least, his views). And he may very well be right that "[t]here has never been a tougher time to be a governor." He knows a great deal about Wall Street, and about the economic crisis, and I suppose he ought to be taken seriously.

But it's tough, isn't it, what with all that we now know about him?

His fierce moralism, once directed with such righteous intensity at the corrupt, simply lacks much credibility now. And the hypocrisy is just too humorous to ignore.

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  • the guy hired hookers.

    How exactly has this made him unfit to police business corruption?

    There is no relationship between the two whatsoever - other than it was a really convenient way for his enemies to get him out of the way.

    By Blogger jason swan, at 1:09 PM  

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