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Guns aren’t dangerous without ammunition

Came across this article, which seems like a pretty reasonable indictment of someone being politically and vengefully behind the outing of Eliot Spitzer as call-girl connoisseur.

I really don’t have all that much to say about it.  Spitzer was zealous – some people thought overzealous – in the pursuit of white collar criminals.  Frankly I found it a bit refreshing, since white collar criminals often get ignored altogether, or just get small slaps on the wrist for seriously egregious crimes.  I am often bewildered that if you rob someone of $10 with a gun you can end up in prison for life, but you rob them of $10,000 with shady business practices and you end up with community service.  Maybe Spitzer was a little overzealous against today’s standards, but at the same time maybe he was as zealous against these crimes as prosecutors should have been all along.

However, as it is, the armed robber rarely has the power and connections to out one’s sexual dalliances that have been uncovered as part of a federal prostitution sting.  As it turns out, the folks he made a career out of targeting (and continued to target) have those connections, and that power.

They may have had the guns, but Eliot gave them the ammunition.


Governors, beware!!

Frank and I and the kids used to live in New Jersey, until recently.  It just so happens a couple years ago the New Jersey governor was embroiled in a sex scandal.  Oh, it was just full of salaciousness and deviancy and it brought out the voyeur in each of the state’s residents.  (New Jerseyans, I think we were called.)

Jim McGreevey seemed like a good guy, and he probably still is in many respects.  Unfortunately the world of politics does not look favorably upon a man being on the down-low, and then coming out of the closet when your former gay lover is about to sue you for sexual harassment.  Like I said – salacious and deviant.

Then we moved to New York, where Eliot Spitzer was now governor.  He was the NYS attorney general when last we lived here, and was practically a hero of the people.  One of his big things was going after price gougers in times of crisis – like, for example, those with the audacity to charge exorbitant prices for generators during the massive ice storm that hit the Adirondacks in ’98 or ’99.  He was tough as nails and just generally awesome, and I was psyched when he won the governorship last year.  He seemed like a man whose time had come.

Heh heh, come.  Pun not intended but during my proofread, I started giggling. 

Then, we moved back to New York State late last year, and brought certain doom to his governorship.  I don’t need to talk about the details, I’m sure you’ve read enough of them.  Or maybe not — that salacious and deviant angle can be addictive.  But it turns out he’s a big perv, asking hookers to do stuff even they might not be comfortable doing, all behind the back of his MILF-tastic wife (who looks uncannily like Pam from The Office in ten years) and their three daughters.

Frank and I chatted briefly about this, and while two may not QUITE be a pattern yet, it certainly looks promising.  Anyone have a governor they’d rather be without?  For an appropriate fee, we will move to your state and a sex scandal could very well follow.