Gov. Eliot Spitzer – hmm, Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring – well, it just shows that vice is not Republican or Democratic – but so far, besides his lapse(s) Spitzer has been an excellent Attorney General and Governor of New York.
The way I look at this – Bill Clinton got caught with his pants down and when his term was up it was hard for Al Gore to be elected – because people were really “upset” with his behavior. Yet, overall, Clinton was an excellent president who expanded the economy and created a lot of jobs and prosperity. Sure, he had some lapses – but, at the end of the day, they’re minor compared to what others have done, after him.
Now, look what happened after Clinton left – would you call the 8 years … moral?
If we had to pick morality – I’d take an excellent governor who had a lapse in judgement/behavior any day over someone who is an out and out hypocrite (and there’s enough evidence of that all over the place – one doesn’t even have to look far or hard).
It’s was on my mind – and I wonder if anyone has done this yet – to come up with the number of indictments per administration with The Worst President in History? article in Rolling Stone in 2006 – and here’s a TalkingPoints Memo that gives a list of indictments for the current administration (but I was looking for something that goes all the way back to George Washington). That would be interesting metrics – indictments per administration – we can even get a percentage of the indicted – point being that you can’t have high numbers of indictments without something being fundamentally wrong with how members are chosen.
I heard about the Emperors Club VIP over the weekend in an article in the New York Times – a super high priced prostitution ring – but I had no idea the Governor was snagged it – and does seem like the Governers of New Jersey, Connecticut and now .. probably New York will have resigned over the last two or three years – and been replaced, and that seems unusual.
I wonder what’s the real story here?