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NY Governor Eliot Spitzer connected to prostitution ring

It was reported in the NY Times. From AP-

NEW YORK - Gov. Eliot Spitzer apologized to his family and the public on Monday, but did not not elaborate on a bombshell report that he has been involved in a prostitution ring. "I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family ... my sense of right and wrong," he said at a news conference at his Manhattan office. "I must now dedicate some time to rededicate my trust to my family."

Spitzer's wife stood at his side, her hands behind her back and her eyes cast downward, as he made the statement.

The New York Times reported that a person with knowledge of the governor's role believes the governor is identified as a client in court papers. Four people allegedly connected to a high-end prostitution ring called Emperors Club VIP were arrested last week.

The Web site of the Emperors Club VIP displays photographs of scantily clad women with their faces hidden. It also shows hourly rates depending on whether the prostitutes were rated with one diamond, the lowest ranking, or seven diamonds, the highest. The most highly ranked prostitutes cost $5,500 an hour, prosecutors said.

$5,500 an hour for sex? I had a woman offer to do anything for me for $20. That was 20 years ago, I didn't know inflation was that bad.

Spitzer won't be the first or last politician to be caught with his zipper down. Expect outrage from certain quarters, I won't defend him but I really care could care less as long as it was done with an adult human. Spitzer is a former Knucklehead winner of mine.

I told that person in 1988 she could come over and wash my car. She went away, I wonder why?


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Comments (4)

..I really care could c... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

..I really care could care less as long as it was done with an adult human.

I dunno. Maybe you should care, since Spitzer was the Attorney General for NY and now the Guv. I think someone who puts people in jail for breaking NY laws should be held accountable to those same laws.
If he did indeed break those laws he should be given no mercy and jailed to the full extent of the law. He sure made a career out of going after certain people with a vengence; sometimes Karma's a bitch.

A governor spending thousan... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

A governor spending thousands of dollars to an organized crime ring for hookers is a serious problem, because he's not merely breaking the law, committing multiple crimes, and participating in the exploitation of women in criminal enterprises, but he is very blackmailable.

It is not tolerable.

$5,500 an hour? That's... ... (Below threshold)

$5,500 an hour? That's... extreme. A random check on Atlanta escorts didn't show any above about $350 an hour.

You could probably get a whole platoon of hotties for $5,500 - and bring them over as a military training exercise!

Good thing he didn't tap hi... (Below threshold)
Dave W:

Good thing he didn't tap his foot in a bathroom or something... That would have been awful!!




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