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How Much Do You Care That Spitzer Nailed a Hooker and Can He Save Our Economy?

Remember Eliot Spitzer, the New York governor who got pimped out of office last year for nailing a high priced hooker? Well, he’s back in the news and I tell you, I totally love this guy. Seriously, I do. Why? Because he sits at the intersection of politics, economics, bad relationship decisions, and $1000-an-hour hookers. You can’t beat that.

Spitzer was recently interviewed on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS about everything from the AIG bailout to the screwed up economy to his marriage. The interview is interesting and well worth checking out. Total run time is about 20 minutes:


Spitzer speaks clearly and knowledgeably about the AIG bonus mess and the economy in general. If you delve into his bio a bit you’ll find:

  • Spitzer was known as the “Sheriff of Wall Street.”
  • He was champion of the little guy, ie he defended the rights of taxpayers and consumers.
  • He sought to clean up corruption, recklessness, and greed.

In a column for The Nation, Katherine Vanden Heuvel goes so far to as to suggest that Spitzer would be a good candidate for a U.S. Treasury post, possibly even Treasury Secretary if Tim Geithner were ousted. I’d prefer to keep Geithner and see where he can get us, but I love the idea of putting Spitzer back to work, policing Wall Street and developing economic policy.

Is Spitzer a douchebag and a philanderer? Sure. Is he a good politician? Yes. The fact is, we need someone EXACTLY like Spitzer watchdogging for us little guys.

My question is, would anyone have a problem with Eliot Spitzer, a guy who recently resigned for a massive personal failure, going back to work and serving the public? I think giving this guy a second chance would be a very American thing to do.

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  • http://www.thedateabledork.com The Dateable Dork

    It’s like Clinton all over again – the guy gets caught with his pants down, but it only means that he’s an idiot for getting caught, not that he’s an incompetent professional. Clinton went on to do some great work, and I’m sure Spitzer could too… but that doesn’t mean I won’t keep laughing at him. I am so proud to be a New Yorker, really. : )

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  • fallgirly

    I agree!

  • fallgirly

    I agree.

  • http://dadshouseblog.com dadshouse

    Spitzer is different than Clinton – Spitzer paid for a hooker, which is against the law pretty much everywhere except Nevada. Whether you agree with prostitution laws or not, shouldn’t elected officials be ousted when they break the law? If they are allowed to break one law, they might break others.

    As for Treasury – that’s not an elected position. Maybe he needed a hooker because he didn’t have a hot or willing intern. (Doh!) I’d give him another chance in a non-elected position.

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  • http://casualencounters.com/blog/ Janak

    I am in favor of people being caught with their pants down.

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  • http://casualencounters.com/blog/ Janak

    I am in favor of people being caught with their pants down.

  • SMH

    He committed a crime – paid the price for so as far as society is concerned – it’s done. The rest is between him and his wife and family. Having a criminal record does not prevent people from getting meaningful employment – our justice system and prison system is trumpets rehabilitation. He has the skills and the knowledge and the proven ability to clean house. At this point he has no secrets that he can be outed for so anyone attempting to gain leverage that way would fail. We are reward the criminals in the insurance and banking industry who have not paid for their criminal arrogance and stupidity so why not give him the chance to clean up the mess.

  • http://blogs.marinij.com/katwilder Kat Wilder

    I had seen an editorial about this.

    Personal failings are one thing; being a hypocrite is another, that’s what Spitzer — aka Mr. Clean — did wrong. If you want action on the side, fine; don’t just make a big stink about standing up for cleaning up crime and prostiution, etc. while you can’t even do that in your own life.

    And, Dads, Spiter is like Clinton because Clinton (and I like the man), too, broke the law. He lied under oath. If that ain’t breaking the law, well, I don’t know what is …

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