N.Y.'s Spitzer tied to prostitution ring
NEW YORK -- New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, accused of being a client in a prostitution ring, apologized publicly for violating his "sense of right and wrong."
In a hastily called news conference, the state's former attorney general apologized to his family and the public. Spitzer was caught on a federal wiretap recording arranging a meeting with a prostitute at a Washington hotel, a person briefed on the federal investigation told The New York Times.
"I acted in a way that violates my obligation to my family and that violates my or any sense of right and wrong," The Democratic governor said during the news conference. Spitzer met with his top aides in his New York apartment prior to the conference.
An affidavit in prostitution ring investigation said a wiretap caught a man identified as "Client 9"on a telephone call confirming plans for a woman to travel from New York to Washington, the Times said. The person briefed on the case identified Spitzer as Client 9 to the Times.
"I must now dedicate some time to regain the trust of my family," said Spitzer, who left the conference without taking questions. "I will report back to you in short order."
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- Does anyone else feel as warm and fuzzy inside from hearing this excellent piece of news? It's the kind of thing that when you first hear it, it doesn't really sink in. "How about that" you think. Then as the night wears on, you realize how absolutely excellent it is. I love it! Spitzer part of a prostitution ring. If this isn't perhaps the greatest example of hypocrisy ever, then I don't even know what hypocrisy is. I can just imagine his wife chasing him around the house with a frying pan right now. He's holding a bowler hat on his head with one hand and making Oliver Hardy "woo..ooo..ooo" noises as he makes good his escape. (Posted on March 11, 2008, 9:17 am Michael Hanke)
- I love the fact that this guy took a big tumble. Couldnt stand the self rightousness he exhuberated. He wanted to use the law to benefit him by opening investigations into everyone to intimidate them. So now look what happened? He got an investigation on him! Isn't it great!! Hypocrite liar!! The World hates a hypocrite like no other! I'm so happy right now! Another Stupid ass lawyer who thought they were smarter than everyone else. He thought no one could investigate him but I guess he forgot their is a central government that goes after scumbags like him. A criminal is a criminal no matter how big the crime. The intent to evade the law is the same in all cases. (Posted on March 11, 2008, 8:20 am Kevin)
- The real problem was that, yet again, a politician got laid on public funds. While lots of people say prostitution should become legal, and I agree, I am pissed that my real estate taxes went up and I got nada. If I were a ho, I would have had a round-trip expenses paid business meeting with the governor. Spitzer could have sex with a corner prostitute out of his own cash, given them dinner and a cash "gift" so to speak. Also, what about the hypocracy? He goes after law-breakers, and while this is a victimless crime, it is still a crime. He should be like Eliot Ness - obey the law until the laws change. This isn't the same as slavery, repression or abortion. His holier than thou attitude was his problem. (Posted on March 11, 2008, 7:55 am Jim McGreevey)