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Spitzer Rejoins Politics, Asking for Forgiveness
New York Times ^ | MICHAEL BARBARO and DAVID W. CHEN

Posted on 07/07/2013 8:07:40 PM PDT by lbryce

Eliot Spitzer, who resigned as governor of New York five years ago amid a prostitution scandal, is re-entering political life, with a run for the citywide office of comptroller and a hope that voters are ready to look past his previous misconduct.

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, hoping that voters have forgiven him his previous misconduct, will run for the citywide office of comptroller.

In an interview, Mr. Spitzer, 54, sounding restless after an unwelcome hiatus from government, said he had re-envisioned the often-overlooked office and wanted to resurrect the kind of aggressive role he played as New York State’s attorney general. He said that he had consulted with his family and taken the temperature of the city’s ever-candid electorate, and that he believed New Yorkers would be open to his candidacy.

“I’m hopeful there will be forgiveness, I am asking for it,” he said in the telephone interview on Sunday night.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: client9; corruption; democrats; eliotspitzer; filth; liberalism; liberaltrash; sexwithsocks; spitzer
I read somewhere only recently that he was having problems with his marriage. He's not your garden-variety politician looking for redemption for some forgivable transgression. It's not like it was greed or megalomania that did him in, something people can identify with much more readily than the obsessive-compulsiveness/sexual fetish disorder he manifested to extreme. I am very curious to see how the voters respond to his re-entry into politics. Criminality by government officials is easier tolerated than what seems to be, has been a psychiatric condition.

Does the public have the right to inquire as to his current mental state,whether or not that he's sought therapy for his problems, what assurance he has to offer that he won't indulge in the same lascivious behavior in seeking to regain the public's trust?

1 posted on 07/07/2013 8:07:40 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

With no standards, no God, forgiveness doesn’t get easier; it becomes a meaningless term.


2 posted on 07/07/2013 8:08:49 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: lbryce

Hey, if that scumbag Weiner can suddenly lead the mayoral race polling, why can’t Spitzer give it a whirl?

Suffice it to say that neither man is a Republican; those guys tend to be held accountable for their sex scandals.


3 posted on 07/07/2013 8:12:49 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

They are just plain addicted to the wine and dine on the taxpayers dime. Weiner, Spitzer, Clinton (both), just won’t stay away from the public. Spitzer is still a sex addict and should not be trusted.


4 posted on 07/07/2013 8:12:50 PM PDT by healy61
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To: lbryce
Before we're finished, it will be a requirement to have had some legal or ethical lapse to run for office! Anthony Weiner's back, and doing well in the polls too, from what I gather! Well, that was quick!
5 posted on 07/07/2013 8:13:27 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: lbryce

There are too many politicians with no character, this is one of them. America needs men of integrity and honor now more than ever. He should step aside and get another job, perhaps car mechanic.


6 posted on 07/07/2013 8:13:53 PM PDT by Ice Cube
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To: Ice Cube

What happened to his job at CNN?


7 posted on 07/07/2013 8:16:37 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: lbryce
Message to Client #9:

SHOW THE VOTERS PROOF THAT YOU'RE FREE OF STDs


8 posted on 07/07/2013 8:18:16 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: lbryce
Sad to say, but we have become a nation without shame. Not only these men of low repute but the voters who “forgive and forget”.
9 posted on 07/07/2013 8:23:47 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: lbryce

Go forth and sin no more.
In the private sector, you .....


10 posted on 07/07/2013 8:24:08 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: lbryce

the thing that’s kind of funny when a liberal asks forgiveness, it doesn’t work both ways.

just a couple of weeks ago, I think it was discovery channel, an all new documentary on Watergate.

and in the camera, the face of carl Bernstein “something was rotten”.
you think carl said the same thing about the umpteenth scandal of the Obama administration?


11 posted on 07/07/2013 8:26:31 PM PDT by willywill
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To: lbryce

Even if you set aside the whoring and the hypocrisy— Spitzer was a bully and a creep.


12 posted on 07/07/2013 8:26:51 PM PDT by exist
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To: highball

Weiner’s main opponent for mayor is expected to be Christine Quinn, a city councilwoman, if I recall correctly. She is said to be very liberal, and wants to expand upon Bloomberg nanny state impulses. For example, she wants to ban advertising by fast food places for happy meals and such.

New Yorkers may not have much of a choice in the mayor’s election.

What’s really needed, for these and other offices, are good quality candidates, preferably conservative for their areas, who can easily defeat candidates such as Weiner and Spitzer. Weiner and Spitzer running for office again should be a joke. Instead, they are serious candidates.

Has America become so liberal that disgraced politicians are not really disgraced, that they will just lie low for a few years, then get elected to office again?????


13 posted on 07/07/2013 8:27:51 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: lbryce

“I’m hopeful there will be forgiveness, I am asking for it.”

Are people this stupid?

Yes they are!

We are not getting out of this deal without the unthinkable.


14 posted on 07/07/2013 8:28:41 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: healy61
Spitzer is still a sex addict and should not be trusted.

The bogus term "sex addict" is a very lame attemtp at "justification" for what is simply bad behavior which is CHOSEN by the one behaving badly.

It holds no water against the truth, and you're right--he is not to be trusted, because he is just a bad guy.

15 posted on 07/07/2013 8:30:50 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: lbryce
So what will his slogan be?

At least I paid for my own 'hoes!


16 posted on 07/07/2013 8:31:33 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: lbryce

YOUTUBE MOCKING SONG - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJUTuDG8XGA


17 posted on 07/07/2013 8:34:01 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

No fair, you guys in New York can get Weiner and Spitzer back but here in Detroit we can’t vote for Kilpatrick cause he is in jail.


18 posted on 07/07/2013 8:34:07 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Tupelo

Exactly! Even mass murderers generate sympathy if they just say they’re sorry. It’s completely meaningless, as if the current free pass for dereliction of duty - I take full responsibility. That’s it; no action, no resignation, just say you take responsibility and then don’t. It’s disgusting.

Reminds me of the Monty Python sketch about the apologetic criminal in court...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oeSFAIKaX4


19 posted on 07/07/2013 8:43:36 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: lbryce
He's sunk to a new level of Dupre-vite.

We know what you're thinking Elliott.

20 posted on 07/07/2013 8:44:24 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to be managed by central planning.)
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To: lbryce
Did a search for the title of the article and got no returns. I just noticed the similar article posted earlier.

I apologize for the redundant post.

21 posted on 07/07/2013 8:45:54 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheimer at Trinity NM)
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To: Carry_Okie

Gr-e-e-e-e-a-a-a-t pic. :-)


22 posted on 07/07/2013 8:47:56 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheimer at Trinity NM)
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To: lbryce

“I was ahead of my time, and since then you’ve lowered your standards.”


23 posted on 07/07/2013 8:51:44 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: lbryce
Another "Freddie Krueger" Dem pol.

He's Baaaaack!!!

24 posted on 07/07/2013 8:52:58 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (My tagline seems to be missing.......PEOPLE!!!! PEOPLE!!!!!)
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To: lbryce

Spitzer and Weiner (what a combo) shouldn’t be forgiven for their decisions to enter politics. Scum.


25 posted on 07/07/2013 8:54:23 PM PDT by Misterioso (It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing - Duke Ellington)
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To: Carry_Okie

Don’t her arms look a little like wieners?


26 posted on 07/07/2013 8:55:27 PM PDT by Misterioso (It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing - Duke Ellington)
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To: lbryce
Read a bio on Bernard Spitzer, the father of this creep and you get a fix on the son. The apples don't fall far from the tree. Spitzer the Younger is a sexual deviant to be sure, but to the contrary his is quite the meglomanic.
27 posted on 07/07/2013 8:56:32 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: lbryce

Democrats publicly shamed because of their sexual peccadilloes, run out of office for dishonesty, or caught using their government position to enrich friends and relatives wear their transgressions proudly, like a merit badge.

That lets the rank and file leftists know they are on the team.

Look at Charles Rangel as an example.


28 posted on 07/07/2013 8:58:50 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
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To: jmacusa

I find it very interesting that Spitzer is known to be worth $500 million+.


29 posted on 07/07/2013 9:01:10 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheimer at Trinity NM)
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To: lbryce

It seems that the only thing NYes want is a D behind the candidate’s name....


30 posted on 07/07/2013 9:08:29 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Misterioso
Don’t her arms look a little like wieners?

You're looking at her arms... Really?

31 posted on 07/07/2013 9:11:23 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to be managed by central planning.)
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To: lbryce

Think of it....NYC run by a Wiener and a Spitzer.


32 posted on 07/07/2013 9:13:11 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Ouderkirk

“Think of it....NYC run by a Wiener and a Spitzer.”

But only if Wiener can plug the dyke.


33 posted on 07/07/2013 9:38:07 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: lbryce

As I’ve said many times, it is impossible to shame a Democrat. Spitzer and Weiner are but two examples. It’s as if the “shame gene” is not part of their DNA.


34 posted on 07/07/2013 10:58:12 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: lbryce

This man was making great headway in getting the banksters then all of a sudden he was cought in this prostition thing. IMO, he was targeted by PRISM. He’s not Weiner, this man is more even keeled.


35 posted on 07/08/2013 2:22:53 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Misterioso
Don’t her arms look a little like wieners?

Her client only wants to be comptroller.

Anthony Weiner, husband of the Mooselimb Brotherhood, wants to be da Mayor! to be Doomberg's successor, Regulator in Chief of da City of New Yawk!

36 posted on 07/08/2013 2:38:19 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: bronxville
He’s not Weiner, this man is more even keeled.

And thus more dangerous?

"Mayor Weiner" would be a fine diss of every citizen of NYC!

Vote Weiner for Mayor! Show the whole wide, wide world how to be a LIV! So we can laugh at you!

37 posted on 07/08/2013 2:43:24 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: lbryce

Spitzer also waged a personal vendetta against AIG and its founder when he was AG of NY. Details can be found in the book The AIG Story, a very sad tale of how a great Amercian company was almost destroyed.


38 posted on 07/08/2013 2:51:19 AM PDT by sun7
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To: lbryce
Spitzer The Younger roared into office and in his own words called himself a ‘’f**king steamroller’’ bent on ‘’taming Wall Street fat cats’’. While it's 's certainly true that ‘’pride(and arrogance) goeth before the fall’’, irony is often the quiet epitaph. So quiet and ironic, it bellows, if you know what I mean.Spitzer was surely driven by some desire for revenge perhaps in connection with his fathers real estate empire, maybe an enemy of dads needed ''taming'' and sonny boy here was going to have it. If ever someone needed to be hoisted on their own petard it was this little martinet.
39 posted on 07/08/2013 3:17:11 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Stormdog

In New Jersey we once had a governor who swallowed and New York had one who ‘’spit’’.


40 posted on 07/08/2013 3:18:50 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: lbryce

Hey Eliot....go for PRESIDENT!!! Democrats will vote for ANYONE with a “D”.


41 posted on 07/08/2013 3:55:27 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: highball

Suffice it to say that neither man is a Republican; those guys tend to be held accountable for their sex scandals.

You forgot your sarc tag....Sanford the biggest joke in politics was just reelected in the red state of South Carolina.


42 posted on 07/08/2013 4:04:03 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: lbryce

Will he, like Weiner, say that the public will very likely find out that he has been involved in more sexual escapades?


43 posted on 07/08/2013 4:20:49 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: lbryce
Spitzer Rejoins Politics, Asking for Forgiveness

When the Leftists forgive Reagan for bringing down Soviet Russia, then they can ask me.

44 posted on 07/08/2013 7:15:50 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: lbryce

Two New York State Troopers ventilated their heads with their service weapon in the aftermath of the Spitzer scandal. They won’t be running in the election or anything else. No “come back” for them.


45 posted on 07/08/2013 7:35:18 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: lbryce

OK, we forgive you. Now, GO AWAY!


46 posted on 07/08/2013 10:06:04 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Misterioso

Weiner-Spritzer! What a ticket! Even better than the Wiener-Holder ticket!


47 posted on 07/08/2013 3:03:46 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: jmacusa
this little martinet.

What a colorfully descriptive word, martinet. I love it.

In English, the term martinet is usually used not in reference to the whip itself, but rather him who would use it, a person who demands strict adherence to set rules, especially such a person in the military. This sense of the word reputedly comes from the name of Jean Martinet, Inspector General of the army of Louis XIV and thus would be etymologically only by accident related to the earlier sense.

In an extended sense, a martinet is any person for whom a strict adherence to rules and etiquette is paramount: martinets often use etiquette and other rules as an excuse to trump ethics, to the point that etiquette loses its ethical ground. The Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was famously described as a "strutting martinet" by Time in 1977.

48 posted on 07/08/2013 3:42:17 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheimer at Trinity NM)
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