Monday, March 10, 2008

Gov. Steamroller likes ladies of the evening

ALBANY - Gov. Eliot Spitzer has informed his most senior administration officials that he had been involved in a prostitution ring, an administration official said this morning.

Mr. Spitzer, who was huddled with his top aides inside his Fifth Avenue apartment early this afternoon, had hours earlier abruptly canceled his scheduled public events for the day. He scheduled an announcement for 2:15 after inquiries from the Times.

Mr. Spitzer, a first term Democrat who pledged to bring ethics reform an end the often seamy ways of Albany, is married with three children.

Just last week, federal prosecutors arrested four people in connection with an expensive prostitution operation. Administration officials would not say that this was the ring with which the governor had become involved.

But a person with knowledge of the governor’s role said that the person believes the governor is one of the men identified as clients in court papers.

Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring

UPDATE: TV news reports say that Spitzer will resign. The letter is on its way to Albany. Lt. Gov. David Paterson will then assume power and serve out the rest of the term. Spitzer may be indicted on federal charges as he was caught on a wiretap arranging participation with a call girl.

The sordid details are here.


faster340 said...

I hope he gets his!

Some years ago he went after my wifes parent company (Marsh Mclennan) on insurance issues. She doesn't even work for the parent company and lost $50,000 value on her stock plan! She's been working at that company for 24 years too. A week before this happened we were lucky enough to take out money we were using to buy a house. Had we not done this we wouldn't have been able to buy our house after his vendetta against her company.

I hate this guy so much! I hope he gets burned big time!!!

John Prester said...



Does that mean New York State will now get a governor who literally lacks vision, in addition to figuratively lacking vision?

Jason in Kew Gardens said...

"TV news reports say that Spitzer will NOT resign."

Awww, shoot.

Anonymous said...

they'll love him in jail DONT PICK UP THE SOAP ELLIOT!!!

Anonymous said...

Who do you think is dancing around their home ala' Tom Cruise in Risky Business more? "Soon to be Gov." Patterson or "Safe for another 4 years" Joe Bruno :)

Queens Crapper said...

Now they say he's resigning later today.

Schenkler said...

He would've got a much better rate if he'd looked through the ads in the Trib!

Trixie said...

There 's nothing wrong with the oldest profession. Just the hypocrites who object and get on their soap boxes and protest.

I've switched from the Trib to the Times Ledger papers. Look for my ad.

Anonymous said...

The ghosts of St. Saviour's have done it again!

Anonymous said...

I don't think they screwed Eliot. A prostitute did.

Anonymous said...

Busted and disgusted...

taxpayer said...

There's all sorts of great news from today's events.

One will be the pressure on DA Brown to get Gallagher before a jury. Get him convicted, sentenced and married to KY Jelly user, Bubba (Big Bubba).

Which is worse: using a prostitute or raping a grandmother?

Jail for Gallagher!

queensjohnnie said...

Irony of ironies! If Spitzer resigns and Lt. Gov. Patterson (has there ever been a blind governor?) declines the office, JOE BRUNO, as Senate President Pro Tem, becomes governor!

Any which way, I'm sure Rensselaer Joe is enjoying a fat steak at Jack's Oyster House on State Street as I write...

-Joe said...

JESUS H CHRIST how the F*** did all these crooks get into office !!

He got caught with the very same wire tapping bill he supported !!!
What an idiot, looking at those hookers (websight) on TV news.....BLAAAAAH!!!Spitzer HAS BAD TASTE !!!!!

I see the ghosts did a great job.
The hex is on
...Bloomberg and the deck of jokers and weasels next!!!

Here they come... said...

All of the scum that refused to help St. Savior's are all going down. Gallagher and Spitzer are done. Now the ghosts will focus on Bloomie, Tierney and the others.

Maspeth Federal has already started to feel their wrath.

Now sit back and enjoy.

Anonymous said...

I heard they put Pataki in the hospital.

Anonymous said...

I wonder who payed for the whores, his father or the taxpayers?

georgetheatheist said...

Shenkler is making Spitzer offers right now to sell whore ads in the Trib's classifieds.

BTW, it will be interesting to read Shenkler's editorial and/or news reporting "take" on this in the forthcoming Tribune.

Anonymous said...

That proves my point that Spitzer is a douchebag.

KG2V said...

What they are going to nail him for is "structuring of payments" - aka the kind of financial stuff he used to chase people for.


I guess he figured that once HE wasn't AG, no one would know how to do it.

Anonymous said...

What a cowardly pig! Resign asshole!

georgetheatheist said...

"Eliot's an Ass Man." - Kirsten the Courtesan

Anonymous said...

Well, ya know what they always say,
being found with a "dead girl or a live boy"
can just ruin a good career!

At least she (and the Guv) were breathing heavily!

Now let your rich real estate family
get you outta this fix Elliot.....
just like they helped fix your run for office!

Anonymous said...

The political house of cards
seems to be tumbling quite rapidly.
What a bunch!

Maybe the Queens clubhouse
will get caught in the same federal fishing net.
What do you suppose Toby"the troll" Stavisky
would fetch per pound in some Sushi parlor?

Brian, Pinky and now the Guv.
(I'm clapping my hands and jumping around).

I'll bet that Mc Laughlin
ratted him out as part of his plea bargain deal.

Stay tuned....there's more to follow, no doubt!

Anonymous said...

Now let your rich real estate family
get you outta this fix Elliot.....
just like they helped fix your run for office!

He maybe Ivy League - even dumb ass Kennedy's got into Harvard with their bucks - but he's not smart - he's self destructive - time to hang it up - vindicates others steamrolled into his web.

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with these politicians? To not realize that somewhere along the line they are going to get caught is pretty stupid.

Anonymous said...

A few individuals in the media have been trying to downplay the seriousness of Spitzer’s actions by stating this was simply adultery and that the public shouldn’t measure their leaders on their weak personal morals or ethics. A case could arguably be made that people of other countries don’t judge their leaders on this basis, many great leaders have done the same thing, and Spitzer is only human. Regardless, this case goes much deeper than that.

From what I read this investigation stems from the Feds investigating a string of suspicious money transfers done by Spitzer just shy of the $10,000 limit that requires banks to notify the feds of these transactions. Spitzer may have done numerous $9,000 transfers to avoid suspicion and inquiry to what these transactions are for.

There is also a violation of the “Mann act” which prohibits transportation across state lines with intent to commit prostitution. Spitzer made arrangements and paid all charges to have the prostitute come from NY to Washington which also got the Feds involved in what would normally be a state level violation (prostitution)

One of the proposals Spitzer has recently been promoting is his so called “crack tax” knowing it probably would not generate much in tax revenues on illegal drugs, but it would be one more legal weapon to use against drug dealers. Spitzer would be able to use failure to pay tax as a reason to prosecute.

This is the irony; Spitzer got caught by the same technicalities he uses as a lawyer and lawmaker. He was fully aware of the system and tried to exploit it for his own ends. This is his true moral and ethical dilemma, not a simple case of adultery. This is why Spitzer must resign.

Taxpayer said...

"That proves my point that Spitzer is a douchebag."

Don't knock douchebags; they at least serve a useful purpose.

This episode highlights the need for truly competetive elections at every level.

Office occupiers who never competed, eventually come to believe in their own invinceability and then end up like this. (see Gallagher, McLoughlin, Markey, etc.)

Competition culls the herd.

Anonymous said...

So the Elliot Ness boys
got on Elliot lick-spittle's ass!

Did they have to
pull him off his "lady friend"
before they cuffed him?

It'll soon be from Albany to Attica
for Governor Steamroller.

Bubba's gonna be busy!

Taxpayer said...

How do his wife and family know if he's transmitted the AIDS virus?

What about all his other lovers, male and female?

Who paid for this shithead's pleasures? Taxpayers? We now know he used the very state aircraft that he viscously attacked Bruno for using. We pay for that!

ken said...

who will step up and take his place if he gets the boot? Or will there be a mid-term election?

Anonymous said...

He will go to Tiajauna, Mexico - hero status - spreadin' the pesos amongst the hottest of the unclean and unsafe activity. Free driver's licenses there - none needed. Hey he will need to pump up the privates - need to walk the walk in the Mexicanos boots with the horse spurs - Ole, Ole !!!!

faster340 said...