Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring

The Times broke a huge sto­ry today, con­cern­ing New York Gov­er­nor Elliot Spitzer’s involve­ment with a pros­ti­tu­tion ring:

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 law enforce­ment offi­cial and a per­son briefed on the investigation.

There are a lot of unan­swered ques­tions at the moment, but that pret­ty much says it all.

Slate points out the irony that Spitzer’s was brought down by the same inves­ti­ga­tion tac­tics he pio­neered as a pros­e­cu­tor. And, the Smok­ing Gun pulls an inter­est­ing tid­bit out of the complaint:

…the affi­davit notes that after her appoint­ment with Client‑9 end­ed, “Kris­ten” spoke with a Emper­ors Club book­er, who said that she had been told that Client‑9 “would ask you to do things that, like, you might not think were safe…” “Kris­ten” respond­ed by say­ing, essen­tial­ly, that she could han­dle guys like that.

Wow, let’s hope those details nev­er come out.

2 Responses to “Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring”

  • I just heard Con­gress­man King call Eliot (client # 9) the most self-right­eous per­son he had ever met.

    Maybe I am jad­ed but this type of behav­ior from politi­cians no longer shocks me. What I find inex­plic­a­ble is the wife is always there by the dis­graced politi­cian’s side. I would hold my own press con­fer­ence announc­ing my inten­tion to file for divorce. The call girl got $ 4300 for this tryst. If I was the wife I would be mad about that waste of mon­ey as well.
  • Elliots main squeeze uncov­ered! Elliot’s Girl­friend

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