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    Re: Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned after prostitution scandal, to jump into

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    Yeah, only in NY except for the reality that he probably realized that he had a chance after the SC senate election a few weeks ago where a republican guilty of flying to argentinia on the taxpayers of his state to meet with his mistress actually made it into congress. But it is only in NY of course. I guess if he doesn't get on the ballot we can always say only in SC. Hopefully the dems can find someone better to run.
    While that's true, having a shamed politician who frequented a whoring agency running for COMPTROLLER against the pimp he bought his whores from.....that kind of trumps anything that occured in South Carolina. Don'cha think?

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    Re: Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned after prostitution scandal, to jump into

    Here's the scumbag prostitute addicted forked tongue liar pretending to cry on MSNBC

    Spitzer Tries to Cry: 'A Lot of Pain. A Lot of Pain.' - YouTube

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    Re: Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned after prostitution scandal, to jump into

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    While that's true, having a shamed politician who frequented a whoring agency running for COMPTROLLER against the pimp he bought his whores from.....that kind of trumps anything that occured in South Carolina. Don'cha think?
    Just proves that there are scumbags on both sides.


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    Re: Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned after prostitution scandal, to jump into

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    Just proves that there are scumbags on both sides.
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    Re: Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned after prostitution scandal, to jump into

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    Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned after prostitution*scandal, to jump into race for city controller* - NY Daily News



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    Re: Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned after prostitution scandal, to jump into

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Only in New York. LOL

    I watched the movie "Idiocracy" years ago. Seemed ridiculously over-the-top at the time. Now...not so much.
    Not only in New York, this has happened all over the country.
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    Re: Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned after prostitution scandal, to jump into

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Not only in New York, this has happened all over the country.
    Quite recently in South Carolina in fact.

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    Re: Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned after prostitution scandal, to jump into

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    While that's true, having a shamed politician who frequented a whoring agency running for COMPTROLLER against the pimp he bought his whores from.....that kind of trumps anything that occured in South Carolina. Don'cha think?
    It depends on whether you think Prostitution is a serious crime I guess. AND whether you think a Gov. that walks out on his family and goes AWOL while in office on the citizens dime fits your values.
    In most Western nations, what Spitzer did would barely be news. His problem was he made too many enemies by being too good a DA. He just could not help himself. This was published 2 weeks before that FBI sting that ended his term as Gov.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...021302783.html
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    Re: Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned after prostitution scandal, to jump into

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    It depends on whether you think Prostitution is a serious crime I guess. AND whether you think a Gov. that walks out on his family and goes AWOL while in office on the citizens dime fits your values.
    In most Western nations, what Spitzer did would barely be news. His problem was he made too many enemies by being too good a DA. He just could not help himself. This was published 2 weeks before that FBI sting that ended his term as Gov.

    Eliot Spitzer - Predatory Lenders' Partner in Crime
    Thanks, while I was aware of his article, I wasn't aware of the proximity to the sting.

    Disgraced ex-Gov Spitzer could be gunning for Wall St again - NBC News.com

    Wall Street should probably worry about Spitzer's return. As city comptroller he would be able to issue subpoenas once again, giving him the ability to haul Wall Streeters into the public eye once more. He'd almost certainly use the position as a bully pulpit, holding press conferences castigating those he considers wrong-doers. Spitzer's office also made a lot of use of the New York press to anonymously attack opponents and reveal information about cases it was pursuing.

    Perhaps the most potentially powerful part of the comptroller's office is its oversight of the city's $140 billion of pension assets. The comptroller sits on a board that controls four of the five city pension funds and is the investment adviser and custodian of all of them. The comptroller's bureau of asset management pays Wall Street money managers $360 million a year in fees.

    A portfolio of that size gives the comptroller a potentially far-reaching perch from which to watch over Wall Street. The funds are large shareholders and customers for Wall Street. It won't be hard for Spitzer, if he were elected comptroller, to find a reason to poke around on anything he wants. Hedge funds, private equity funds and investment advisory firms will scramble for a piece of that $140 billion. Spitzer could become one of the most powerful activist investors on Earth.

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    Re: Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned after prostitution scandal, to jump into

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    While that's true, having a shamed politician who frequented a whoring agency running for COMPTROLLER against the pimp he bought his whores from.....that kind of trumps anything that occured in South Carolina. Don'cha think?
    it depends on your view of prostitution, but I pretty much put stealing money from his office and being censured for it and forced to pay it back to be a little more problematic than sleeping with a whore. But the end result is it is something that goes on all over the government and the claim that it is something limited to NY shows a complete lack of acknowledgment of reality, and a memory that probably should get some medical attention before the person forgets how to breathe and dies.

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