Wednesday, March 12, 2008

THAT WAS FAST! ELIOT SPITZER RESIGNED

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Larry Craig & David Vitter: "Tap 2 times." Eliot Spitzer: "I have demanded that people-- regardless of their position or power-- take responsibility for their conduct. I can and will ask no less from myself"

I half wanted him to just get it over with fast and resign and I half wished he would have toughed it out and stayed. In right, though, when public officials break the law-- even idiotic laws-- they need to stop being public officials. Apparently the mainstream media agrees-- unless, of course, we're talking about Republicans. David "Diapers" Vitter (R-LA), also admitted having sex with prostitutes. When he came back to the Senate, after a few days in hiding, you'd have thought from the standing ovation he got that he had brought Osama bin-Laden's head back with him. And, convicted serial sex predator Larry Craig (R-ID) is still a senator, although he did get a teensy-weensy slap on the wrist from the mighty-- and still unreformed-- Senate "Ethics" Committee. And even indicted crooks-- as long as they're Republicrooks-- like Rick Renzi (R-AZ) and John Doolittle (R-CA)-- are still serving in Congress, still getting paid by the taxpayers, still dealing with lobbyists and wheeler-dealers.

But it looks like Spitzer made a deal with the Feds that he would give up the governorship to stay out of prison, perhaps pleading guilty to a misdemeanor. Much chastined, he resigned at 11:45 AM. Lt. Governor David Paterson, a legally blind former state Senator from Harlem, becomes Governor and Spizer's political nemesis, state Senator Joseph Bruno, the Republican Senate majority leader, becomes Lt. Governor. Unlike the Republicans in the U.S. Senate who cheered Vitter, Republicans in Albany started impeachment procedures against Spitzer.

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5 Comments:

At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Megaman_X said...

I've used an analogy in the past that went something like, "...just like the Republicans, who do one thing and accuse the other side of doing it!" A conservative friend of mine got upset, but I couldn't imagine how he is unable to see the hypocrisy that Republicans spit out all the time. Does he choose to forget what they say, the way Karl Rove or Bill Kristol chooses to forget what he says? Is that how a Republican political mind operates? Or do they just make a pact never to go after their own? Why do they do that? We know Harry Reid has way too many flaws, and we don't brush them aside. We know Nancy Pelosi has been a major disappointment, and we don't forget it. Maybe that's why Republicans have moved so far to the right...because nobody made a stink about it.

 
At 9:23 AM, OpenID writechic said...

That's some sexy bathroom photography. :-)

 
At 10:52 AM, Blogger Robbie C said...

You mean the hypocrisy like the Dem treatment of Garry Studds who actually had sex with an underaged male page, vs. the improper-but-not-illegal emails sent by Mark Foley?

Or did you mean hypocrisy like the Dems treatment of William Jefferson who is still in office despite the 90K in his freezer vs. the resignation of Tom Delay?

Or perhaps you meant the difference in hypocrisy between how the Dems have treated Patrick Kennedy and Barack Obamam's very real and admitted illegal drug use, with the way they have overreacted and gone into hysterics over alleged (but never admitted nor substantiated) rumors of President Bush's drug use?

When we're talking about Politics, hypocrisy makes no distinction between parties.

 
At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

robbie c.....THANK YOU!!!

 
At 11:08 AM, Anonymous IludiumPhosdex said...

When all is said and done, though, expect several prominent conservative leaders to be caught in Pantsdown Parade @ the GOP convention in the Twin Cities this September....

 

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