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  • Eliot Spitzer withdraws lawsuit against alleged Russian hooker

    09/07/2016 5:30:41 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 15 replies ^ | 09/07/2016 | Julia Marsh
    That was a quickie of a lawsuit! Eliot Spitzer has pulled out of a fraud and extortion case against an alleged Russian hooker who accused him of choking her at the Plaza Hotel — less than two months after filing the suit. “Eliot Spitzer, by and through his attorneys, hereby discontinues the above-entitled action without prejudice and without costs to either party as against the other,” the withdrawal notice says. The legal term “without prejudice” means Spitzer could refile the case in the future. –– ADVERTISEMENT –– Papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court Wednesday say the notice of discontinuance was...
  • Eliot Spitzer's ex-wife Silda gets $7.5m in divorce deal

    04/28/2014 12:05:04 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4-28-14 | Louise Boyle
    Eliot Spitzer's ex-wife finally has something to smile about after the details of her multimillion-dollar divorce settlement from the disgraced 'Luv Guv' were revealed today. Silda Wall Spitzer gets a $7.5million payout and to keep her luxury Fifth Avenue apartment overlooking Central Park in Manhattan as part of the deal. The ex-New York governor's former wife, who grimly stood by him when his predilection for expensive call girls came to light in 2008, will also receive $240,000-a-year maintenance for life.
  • Breakup of NY ex-gov. Spitzer, wife is uncontested

    01/15/2014 8:28:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2014 9:13 PM EST
    A spokeswoman for former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his wife says the two have resolved all issues as they part ways after 26 years of marriage. Lisa Linden issued a statement Wednesday saying their breakup is “uncontested.” …
  • Something has gone awry in market: Cramer

    10/23/2013 5:01:52 PM PDT · by Steve40K · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jim Cramer
    <p>There's a trend underway in the market and Cramer doesn't like it.</p> <p>Although the Dow Jones and S&P only closed modestly lower, it's what moved the market that concerns Cramer.</p> <p>"Cyclicals, especially the oils were laid to waste on Wednesday, while consumer product stocks roared higher," Cramer noted.</p>
  • First hookers, now an AFFAIR? Eliot Spitzer refuses to deny claims he's cheating on his wife

    08/01/2013 6:19:31 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/01/13 | Staff
    Eliot Spitzer has refused to deny claims that he is cheating on his wife Silda - again. The New York City comptroller candidate was given three opportunities this morning to defend himself against allegations he has a girlfriend, but instead chose to dodge reporters' questions. 'I am so tired of the personal attacks and I've answered all those questions,' he said at a Brooklyn campaign stop.
  • Spitzer Rejoins Politics, Asking for Forgiveness

    07/07/2013 8:07:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | MICHAEL BARBARO and DAVID W. CHEN
    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...
  • Introducing Rachel Maddow's Integrity Expert: Eliot Spitzer!

    04/03/2013 5:51:01 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I say "political integrity expert," you say "Eliot Spitzer." I say "you're kidding me, right?" Rachel Maddow actually got off to a good start this evening in her segment on political sleaziness, ripping politicians both Dem and Republican for a variety of venal sins. But of all the people to bring on as your expert to discuss how to raise the moral bar . . . Client 9? Surely you make mirth, Ms. Maddow? View the video here

    07/15/2012 3:34:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | July 15,2012 | by WYNTON HALL
    If there were any doubt that Eliot “Client 9” Spitzer has spiraled down into further delusion and irrelevance, it was erased Friday afternoon in an embarrassing and bizarre shootout between the disgraced former NY Attorney General and CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo. At issue were allegations that a trove of private emails may exist showing the former purchaser of high-priced prostitutes launched a personally motivated prosecution against former AIG chief Hank Greenberg. Of the eight charges Spitzer brought against Greenberg, six have been dropped, with the last two in the process of being dismissed, according to Greenberg’s lawyer. Still, throughout the interview...
  • Gunning for Eliot: Grasso vs. Spitzer for mayor?

    03/03/2011 3:22:49 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 2, 2011 | Charles Gasparino
    Eliot Spitzer's resurrection -- from the disgraced gov ernor better known as Cli ent 9 to CNN talk-show host -- has the political class buzzing about him running for mayor in 2013. Wilder still, one of his former targets is talking about running against him. Former New York Stock Exchange chief Dick Grasso -- one of the highest-profile targets of Spitzer's uneven assault on Wall Street -- has quietly been telling friends that he's leaning toward challenging Spitzer as a Republican (particularly if Police Commissioner Ray Kelly doesn't seek the GOP nomination himself, as some speculate he will). Sure, Grasso...
  • Al Gore and the Media Protection Racket

    06/29/2010 8:54:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6-29-10 | Jeffrey Lord
    The Al Gore police report is disturbing. To be specific, it's 67 pages of the quite graphically disturbing, as posted here by Red State. You are reading the news of this police report -- originally filed in October of 2006 -- only because the National Enquirer scooped the story. In June of 2010. You did not read it in the Portland Tribune, which has been on this story since 2007 and failed to tell its readers until the Enquirer broke the story. The Tribune's explanation for this is to be found here. Then there's the interesting news that Kathleen Parker,...
  • No Shame in Cambridge: Spitzer to Lecture on Ethics at Harvard

    11/05/2009 10:13:58 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies · 685+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/04 02:25 PM | [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
    very ironic announcement that I just got in my Harvard email announcing a forthcoming lecture: HARVARD UNIVERSITY EDMOND J. SAFRA FOUNDATION CENTER FOR ETHICS Eliot Spitzer, former Governor and Attorney General of New York, will deliver a public lecture as part of the 2009/10 Labs Lectures on the Question of Institutional Corruption. Thursday, November 12 at 4:30pm Emerson Hall, Room 105 25 Quincy Street, Cambridge This is a ticketed event.
  • [Eliot] Spitzer to teach law, public policy at City College [NOT humor!]

    09/02/2009 12:55:18 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 12 replies · 406+ views
    (AP) - Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced former governor of New York, has a teaching position at City College. Mr. Spitzer, who resigned in a prostitution scandal in March 2008, is an adjunct professor in the political science department. Ellis Simon, a spokesman for the Manhattan college, says the three-hour class is called "Law and Public Policy.''
  • With AIG, Spitzer is Sheriff of Wall Street redux

    03/19/2009 5:55:49 PM PDT · by curth · 5 replies · 310+ views
    ASSociated Press ^ | 3/19 | MICHAEL HILL
    ALBANY, N.Y. – Eliot Spitzer has a few words to say about the AIG bonus brouhaha: I told you so. The former New York governor battered American International Group with charges of corruption long before his own dizzying downfall in a prostitution scandal. He has used this latest financial scandal to strike his old populist, Sheriff of Wall Street themes and, just maybe, mend his reputation — though critics contend that he bears a share of the blame for the insurance giant's historic near-collapse. Spitzer says the AIG bonus issue is "penny ante" compared to the billions of the insurer's...
  • The Real AIG Scandal

    03/17/2009 3:30:58 PM PDT · by Wontsubmit · 381+ views
    Slate ^ | March 17, 2009 | Eliot Spitzer
    So now the Democrats want to tax benefits. Did they ever meet a tx that they did not like?
  • Ashley Dupre does Fashion Week!

    02/14/2009 2:57:26 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies · 1,206+ views
    DAILY NEWS ^ | February 13th 2009 | Colin Bertram
    Members of designer Yigal Azrouel's team were none too happy to see luv Gov Eliot Spitzer's former fave call girl Ashley Dupre take a front row seat at his fashion show Friday. As for the photo taken backstage featuring Yigal and the Luv Gov's fave escort, Garcia Santana had this to say: "Yigal has never met her, doesn't know her. He has his picture taken with many people back stage. This is all very upsetting. The focus should be on the beautiful collection he presented." As for how Dupre ended up inside and front row center, Cutrone said, "Ashley was...
  • Vindicated racing workers sue Spitzer [client nine]

    09/10/2008 1:44:52 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 1 replies · 116+ views
    upi via email no link | 9/10/8
    NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Two former racing employees have sued former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, claiming they were victims of a witch hunt when he was attorney general. Lawyers for Mario Sclafani, 51, who lives in Dutchess County in New York, and Braulio Baeza, 68, of West Virginia, say that Spitzer and others were involved in a malicious prosecution, the New York Daily News reported. Sclafani and Baeza were charged with taking bribes from overweight jockeys, but a judge threw out the case during trial in 2007. The suit filed in federal court names several employees of...
  • Sex 'Booker' For Eliot Spitzer, Ashley Dupre Pleads Guilty

    08/26/2008 4:56:40 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 23 replies · 1,255+ views ^ | August 26, 2008 |
    Tania Hollander, 36, became the fourth and likely last person to plead guilty in the sex scandal that exposed Ashley Alexandra Dupré as former New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer’s high-priced call girl. The scandal led to Spitzer’s resignation and launched Dupre to national prominence. Hollander's lawyer described her as a minor character in the scandal, but she could face up to five years in jail. Hollander, 36, of Rhinebeck, N.Y worked as a booker for the Emperors Club VIP, the high-priced New Jersey-based call girl ring that eventually hired Dupre. Hollander told the court she began looking for work early...
  • Deal in Emperors Club Case Could Affect Spitzer’s Fate

    05/16/2008 2:49:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 228+ views
    the Sun ^ | May 15, 2008 | JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
    The cooperation agreement reached between prosecutors and an employee of the call-girl ring known as Emperors Club VIP will come in handy should the Manhattan U.S. attorney, Michael Garcia, decide to charge Governor Spitzer with a crime. The woman, Temeka Rachelle Lewis, 32, who entered a guilty plea to money laundering and prostitution-related charges yesterday, would be a key witness against Mr. Spitzer if the former governor is charged in connection with patronizing an Emperors Club prostitute... Lewis, who booked clients for the call-girl service, had several phone conversations with Mr. Spitzer to hammer out the logistics of payment and...
  • Exiled Manhattan madam knew Eliot Spitzer

    05/05/2008 10:19:43 AM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies · 71+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/3/08 | Harold Emmert
    Before he became governor - or Client 9 - exiled Manhattan madam Andreia Schwartz says she was aware of Eliot Spitzer's sexual peccadilloes. "I first got to know Eliot Spitzer at a party of multimillionaires in the Hamptons," she revealed in an interview with Brazil's Sexy magazine. "At this time Spitzer was a prosecutor. A friend of mine had stayed with him, and he had certain demands, asking for strange things." She said the disgraced politician flirted with her, although she declined to provide details. "There are always those glances," she said. "But people speak too much." Schwartz once worked...
  • Eliot Spitzer Hit With Further Sex Allegations

    04/24/2008 1:45:26 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 121+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-24-2008 | James Quinn
    Eliot Spitzer hit with further sex allegations By James Quinn in New York Last Updated: 8:46pm BST 24/04/2008 Eliot Spitzer, the former Governor of New York, has been hit by further allegations about his sexual predilections in the wake of the prostitution ring scandal that led to his downfall. Mr Spitzer is now being linked to a second prostitute Mr Spitzer, the former scourge of Wall Street who had been tipped as a possible future Democratic candidate for the White House, is being linked to a second woman who he allegedly paid for sexual services. According to reports in the...
  • It's Been a Bad Week for the Legal Profession

    03/15/2008 1:02:45 PM PDT · by slackattack19 · 21 replies · 911+ views
    The Uncommon Sense Blog ^ | 3/15/08 | Dan Taylor
    I went to law school in my late twenties because as a child of a blue collar worker, the law still held the allure of respect, riches, and opportunity that I would never have gotten as a teacher or insurance salesman. Law, Medicine, and Education back in those days were the automatic tickets to professional validation and upward mobility. I think one of those professions took a huge step backwards this week and not for what you may think. People go to law school for a variety of reasons but one of them is not because they couldn't be hair...
  • Spitzer's Psyche

    03/15/2008 9:50:17 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 31 replies · 1,210+ views
    New Media Journal ^ | 15 March 2008 | Joan Swirsky
    Spitzer's Psyche by Joan Swirsky, Featured Writer March 15, 2008   “How could he be so stupid?” people ask of Eliot Spitzer, the NY State Governor who resigned on March 12th after being caught in a prostitution ring being investigated by the government. On the day before Valentine’s Day – so he could give his wife roses on February 14th? – he sneaked into the posh Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., under an assumed name, spending $4,300 for a two-hour tryst with a hooker named “Kristen.” As details poured out, it became known that the governor was a longtime customer...
  • Sex and the Married Governor

    03/13/2008 6:11:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies · 1,820+ views ^ | March 13, 2008 | Cal Thomas
    Had New York Governor Eliot Spitzer reached out for the Gideon Bible in his fancy Washington, D.C., hotel room instead of, allegedly, a high-priced prostitute, he might have been forewarned of the dangers in such liaisons. Such as: "A prostitute is a deep pit; an adulterous woman is treacherous. She hides and waits like a robber, looking for another victim who will be unfaithful to his wife." (Proverbs 23:27-28) And: "For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword....
  • Living by the Sword

    03/14/2008 11:14:00 AM PDT · by NoWayMcCain · 17 replies · 1,568+ views
    U.S. House ^ | March 13, 2008 | Ron Paul, M.D.
    It has been said that “he who lives by the sword shall die by the sword.” And in the case of Eliot Spitzer this couldn’t be more true. In his case it’s the political sword, as his enemies rejoice in his downfall. Most people, it seems, believe he got exactly what he deserved. The illegal tools of the state brought Spitzer down, but think of all the harm done by Spitzer in using the same tools against so many other innocent people. He practiced what could be termed “economic McCarthyism,” using illegitimate government power to build his political career on...
  • Boo-Ho! Don't Shed Any Tears For This Busy Brat (Andrea Peyser: No Star-CRossed Lovers Alert)

    03/14/2008 10:58:43 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 38 replies · 2,278+ views
    New York Post ^ | 3/14/2008 | Andrea Peyser
    "If you are in a relationship, and it is 'doing absolutly [sic] nothing' for you, makes you feel bad about yourself of situations, just causing unessesary [sic] drama, and ruining things that you may actually care about . . . why would you want that in your life?" She wrote, "Surround yourself around people that [sic] are making moves, and doing what 'they want and love' with their lives, positive energy . . . that's what life all about . . . living." I feel a tear coming on. Two alternate pictures are emerging of Ashley. In one, she's a...
  • Radio's revenge on Eliot Spitzer goes on YouTube

    03/14/2008 10:15:57 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies · 305+ views ^ | 3/14/08 |
    A highly unauthorized "Real Men of Genius" parody clip just appeared on YouTube, sarcastically saluting Spitzer's "moral crusade against our so-called corrupted industry (radio)" and wondering what he did with the more than $40 million in settlements he exacted from radio. That one's off the air, but some stations continue to salute the Spitzer folly with promotions like Keymarket's in Pittsburgh. Its country "Froggy" uses the sounder from the old "Dragnet" TV show to give away copies of Sara Evans' greatest hits, which includes the tune "Cheatin'." Grand prize is two nights at the Super 8 near Cheat Lake, WV....
  • Call-girl Ashley Dupre called to testify as Spitzer sex scandal hits Clinton

    03/14/2008 10:01:57 AM PDT · by pissant · 103 replies · 5,079+ views
    London Times ^ | 3/14/08 | James Bone
    A call-girl has been ordered to testify about her tryst with Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced New York Governor, as prosecutors investigate whether he used campaign funds for his meetings with prostitutes. Ashley Alexandra Dupre , also known as Ashley Youmans, has received a subpoena to appear behind closed doors before an investigating grand jury hearing the case against the Emperors Club VIP prostitution ring, her lawyer said in court this week. The struggling singer was caught by an FBI phone-tap talking to an accused madam about her $4,300 encounter with a man identified as Client 9, now named as Mr...
  • I've Seen My Share of Spitzers: The View From an Escort Service

    03/14/2008 8:54:56 AM PDT · by Renfield · 190 replies · 4,711+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 3-13-08 | "Ruth Henderson"
    So New York Governor Eliot Spitzer resigned because the FBI discovered he was sleeping with expensive call girls. America, predictably, went crazy. A man cheated on his wife! Quick, call all the pop psychologists and famous feminist authors, and book them for the morning talk shows! And I, a former booking agent at one of New York’s most exclusive escort agencies, just rolled my eyes. Remember that scene from Casablanca, when Captain Renault declares that he is shocked, shocked to find gambling going on — just as the croupier hands him his winnings? I keep thinking of that scene when...
  • U.S. Is Examining Spitzer’s Funds (did he use campaign funds for hooker expenses?)

    03/14/2008 6:21:11 AM PDT · by jdm · 45 replies · 1,099+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 14, 2008 | By DANNY HAKIM and DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    ** EXCERPT ** ALBANY — Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Gov. Eliot Spitzer used campaign funds in connection with his meetings with prostitutes, including payments for hotels or ground transportation, three people with knowledge of the investigation said. Prosecutors have asked the governor’s lawyers about the travel arrangements for three trips, including his Feb. 13 rendezvous with a prostitute at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington. The United States attorney’s office in Manhattan has also asked about the governor’s use of car services during trips to Washington. The governor’s lawyers have begun consulting with a campaign finance expert who has long...
  • Scandal has a price — and a payoff(Ashley Dupre 200,000 downloads of her songs from music pay site)

    03/13/2008 9:42:07 PM PDT · by Proud_USA_Republican · 62 replies · 2,021+ views ^ | 03/13/2008 | AP
    NEW YORK - The collateral consequence of scandal often is newfound celebrity, and for the 22-year-old call girl involved in the Eliot Spitzer scandal, prospects are rising. The prostitute identified in court papers as Kristen is an aspiring musician named Ashley Alexandra Dupre. Her identity was only first reported Wednesday, but already her fame is skyrocketing.
  • Real Men of Sleaziness: Eliot Spitzer

    03/13/2008 8:25:22 PM PDT · by Captainpaintball · 1 replies · 581+ views ^ | Today | Captain Paintball
    This "commercial" is from an upcoming, not-yet-released episode of a internet radio show I do with some friends. I thought I would let Freepers with a sense of humor hear it first. WARNING: there is some naughty language. If you like it, send me 35 dollars... uh, I mean, go to and listen to your hearts content. The later shows are better. (#20, #22) If you are easily offended, and do not like 'blue' humor, the show is not recommended for you. Keep On Freepin' On.
  • Richest man in England also a regular of prostitution ring in Spitzer scandal

    03/13/2008 8:18:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 94 replies · 3,904+ views
    DAILY NEWS ^ | March 12th 2008 | LARRY McSHANE
    The richest man in Great Britain was a customer of the same high-end prostitution service patronized by Gov. Spitzer. The Duke of Westminster, listed as the world's 46th richest person by Forbes magazine, hired four hookers over a six-week stretch in late 2006 and early last year... Despite his incredible wealth, multi-billionaire Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor haggled with one of the Emperors Club girls for the cost of their date... Prostitute Zana Brazdek, then 26, described the 56-year-old Grosvenor as dull and demanding. The court documents that took down Spitzer and identified the disgraced governor at "Client 9" also included information...

    03/13/2008 4:46:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies · 1,445+ views
    Federal investigators will pore over Gov. Spitzer's financial records - dating to his earliest days as New York's attorney general - before they decide whether, or how, to prosecute him, a law-enforcement source told The Post yesterday. The feds' desire to thoroughly examine Spitzer's bank, credit-card and other records dating as far back as 1999 is a key reason prosecutors are not rushing to cut a plea deal with him. That inquiry could take months, the source said.
  • Spitzer Call Girl Reportedly Identified

    03/12/2008 10:00:49 PM PDT · by kellynla · 37 replies · 1,975+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | Mar 13, 12:04 AM EDT | staff
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The call girl at the center of the prostitution scandal that prompted Gov. Eliot Spitzer to resign in disgrace has been identified as a 22-year-old aspiring musician who struggled in a broken home as a child. The New York Times reported that the real name of the woman - identified as "Kristen" in court papers alleging that Spitzer paid thousands of dollars for her services - is Ashley Alexandra Dupre. Don D. Buchwald, a New York lawyer, confirmed to The Associated Press that he represents Dupre, but he wouldn't comment further. Law enforcement officials have said...

    03/12/2008 8:52:10 PM PDT · by newbie2008 · 20 replies · 1,183+ views
    ELIOT SPITZER WAS NOT CAUGHT BY THE PATRIOT ACT: "Currency transaction reporting requirements were enacted in the Bank Secrecy Act of 1970, and money laundering was made a crime in overhaul of the federal narcotics laws that took place in 1986. Believe it or not, Karl Rove did not diabolically dream these provisions up to trap unwary Democrats, nor are they part of George W. Bush's post-9/11 Politics of Fear."
  • Perfect Timing: Domino Interviews Spitzer's Wife - Now We Know What Silda's Been Doing While ...

    03/12/2008 3:03:37 PM PDT · by XR7 · 9 replies · 1,820+ views
    AdvertisingAge ^ | 3/12/08 | Nat Ives
    When Eliot Spitzer was New York attorney general, the man seemed to own the press, seizing headlines with every investigation on Wall Street -- or prosecution of high-end prostitutes on Staten Island. Now that The New York Times has reported on Gov. Spitzer's much more amicable relationship with a separate ring of expensive prostitutes, the press will for a time own him. Nor will public life be much better for Silda Wall Spitzer, Mr. Spitzer's wife. So let's take a moment to appreciate the last softball interview Ms. Spitzer is going to have for a while: a video tour, for...
  • Spitzer scandal gets Virgin treatment

    03/12/2008 3:42:31 PM PDT · by NoWayMcCain · 12 replies · 757+ views
    Marketing Magazine ^ | March 12, 2008
    Virgin Mobile moved quickly this week to produce an Eliot Spitzer print ad as part of its “You call the shots” campaign. To promote its dedication to a more personalized approach to customer care, Virgin will run a full-page ad this week in Metro and 24 commuter dailies in Toronto featuring the now-former Governor Spitzer with a thought bubble above his head that reads: “I’m tired of being treated like a number.” The ad copy reads: “At Virgin Mobile, you’re more than just a number. When you call us we’ll treat you like a person, not a client. Whether you’re...

    03/12/2008 3:05:59 PM PDT · by Syncro · 139 replies · 5,682+ views ^ | March 12, 2008 | Ann Coulter
    WHOREABLE BEHAVIORMarch 12, 2008 This is a disaster for Hillary Clinton. According to the wiretaps, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was delighted to be getting the prostitute "Kristen" again. At least he knew her name. It took Monica Lewinsky's boyfriend six sexual encounters to remember her name (raising his lifetime average to 8.2). You know that queasy feeling you get thinking about Bill Clinton back in the White House again? Now you remember why. Hillary Clinton couldn't feel worse about the Spitzer case if she were an actual New Yorker. Proving that Karl Marx got everything wrong -- more bad...
  • Hillary's race against time (Camille Paglia)

    03/12/2008 1:04:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,519+ views
    Salon ^ | March 12, 2008 | Camille Paglia
    Greetings from ground zero -- the Philadelphia suburbs where the epic battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton may be decided in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary on April 22. Current scuttlebutt -- a frail reed in this mercurial race -- is that the multiracial metropolises of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia will go for Obama, while the vast rural and small-town heartland will endorse Clinton, whose family roots are in coal-country Scranton. The cloud of feminist cant about Hillary's struggling candidacy has been noxious. "Media misogyny has reached an all-time high," screeched the National Organization for Women in a press release titled "Ignorance...

    03/11/2008 10:23:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies · 3,051+ views
    The Post ^ | March 11, 2008 -- | FRED DICKER
    Disgraced Gov. Spitzer ... a millionaire, was hopping into bed with harlots for as long as 10 years and traveled as far as Florida for call-girl trysts... The prostitute-patronizing former prosecutor spent today huddled with top aides and lawyers in his Fifth Avenue apartment - trying to arrange a plea deal under which he’d resign his office but avoid prison time - as he desperately clung to power despite growing cries for his departure, even among fellow Democrats.
  • The Secret Double Life of Spitzer's Alleged Hooker Booker

    03/11/2008 11:05:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies · 3,134+ views
    Fresh Intelligence ^ | 03/11/08 | Tyler Gray
    Tanya Hollander, the woman charged with arranging prostitutes for the Emperor's Club VIP, appears to have been leading a secret double life as both a hippie-ish holistic healer and a power broker's madam. Tanya, as the media has been spelling her name, is alleged to have booked girls for New York Governor-for-the-moment Eliot Spitzer. Meanwhile, Tania, an alias listed in charges unsealed by the U.S. Attorney's office on March 6, appears to have maintained an extensive "health counseling" website (now taken down but cached here) and a MySpace page (last login February 8), where she describes herself as "a grounded,...
  • Breaking News >> Report: Spitzer Resignation Imminent

    03/12/2008 6:11:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 214 replies · 6,858+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 12, 2008
    Just breaking on Fox. This is all they have at the present time.
  • EDITORIAL: A crusader uncaped

    03/12/2008 7:48:30 AM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies · 703+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/12/8 | Editor
    Some politicians might have been able to survive a scandal involving close encounters with a prostitution ring. Gov. Eliot Spitzer of New York will not, and should not. A politician who rises on the sword of righteousness must beware its double edge. As attorney general and governor, Spitzer did not just condemn official corruption and malfeasance, he attacked them with a vengeance. He made it personal. His rectitude became his calling card. Even if he escapes criminal prosecution, his credibility as a crusader is shot. He will be forever known as Client 9. In terms of sleaziness, Spitzer's paid liaison...
  • If Spitzer Quits, Clinton Would Lose One of Her Superdelegates

    03/12/2008 6:55:12 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 25 replies · 962+ views
    If New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigns, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton will be down one superdelegate. The scandal-tainted governor and his lieutenant governor, David Paterson, who is a Democratic National Committee member, are among the roughly 800 superdelegates who will also cast ballots at the August nominating convention. Both support Sen. Clinton. The DNC confirmed yesterday that New York would lose Mr. Spitzer's superdelegate slot if he resigns.
  • HIS PUSHY PLAN TO BE IN DC FOR TRYST (schemed to skip town for hooker romp)

    03/12/2008 6:59:14 AM PDT · by Liz · 28 replies · 1,924+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 12, 2008 | DAPHNE RETTER Post Correspondent
    Spitzer himself sought to testify before a congressional subcommittee that hadn't invited him - possibly to give him an excuse to be away from home and see a hooker.......When Spitzer did show up Feb. 14, the day after he'd been with "Kristen" a prostitute, Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Alabama) said the typically unflappable Spitzer "came unglued" under questioning. "Now, it all makes sense," Bachus said. "I realize that he may have been a little sleep-deprived," Bachus said with a grin in an interview yesterday. The subcommittee had requested the NY State Insurance Superintendent (re New York's efforts to regulate bond insurance)...
  • Emperor Eliot IX

    03/12/2008 7:05:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 1,110+ views
    IBD ^ | March 11, 2008
    Public Trust: The only thing more disgusting than allegations of Eliot Spitzer disgracing his family, state and party by patronizing a prostitution ring is his treating the governorship of New York as a bargaining chip.When New Yorkers elected Spitzer in 2006 with a historic 69% majority, they thought they were making a new Eliot Ness chief executive. And his hopes were said to include becoming the first Jewish president of the United States. But now Spitzer will enter the history books as "client number 9," as he is identified in a federal sting operation against the Emperor's Club, a sex...
  • Cramer Gets Verklempt Over Spitzer

    03/12/2008 5:41:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 59 replies · 2,294+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    While Jim Cramer is known for wearing his heart on his sleeve, the host of CNBC's "Mad Money" normally lets his emotions show over matters financial. In August, for example, he went ballistic at Ben Bernanke, pleading with the Fed chairman to lower interest rates in the face of widespread home foreclosures. But this morning, Cramer got verklempt not over the discount rate but at the falling fortunes of his friend Eliot Spitzer. Cramer went to Harvard Law with the embattled governor and his wife Silda, and has been a Spitzer defender in the face of criticism by many of...
  • Spitzer Resists Calls to Resign

    03/12/2008 5:32:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies · 1,004+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/12/08 | GLENN R. SIMPSON, LAURIE P. COHEN and MONICA LANGLEY
    New York governor Eliot Spitzer resisted mounting calls for his resignation Tuesday, as he first tried to work out an agreement with prosecutors not to file criminal charges against him. Mr. Spitzer is among the clients referenced in a federal complaint unsealed last week that charged four people with managing a prostitution ring, according to a federal complaint and two lawyers briefed on the case. He is alleged to have hired a prostitute through the ring last month in Washington, D.C., arranging for advance payments through a shell company and paying for the prostitute's train ride from New York to...
  • Spitzer's Media Enablers

    03/12/2008 5:30:50 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 38 replies · 2,169+ views
    WSJ ^ | March 12, 2008 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    The fall of ...Spitzer holds many lessons, and the press will surely be examining them in coming months. But don't expect the press corps to delve into the biggest lesson of all--its own role as his enabler. Journalists have spent the past two days asking how a man of Mr. Spitzer's stature would allow himself to get involved in a prostitution ring. The clear. The former New York attorney general never believed normal rules applied to him, and his view was validated time and again by an adoring press. "You play hard, you play rough, and hopefully you don't...
  • 'New York Governor spent $85,000 on sex'

    03/12/2008 2:45:15 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 95 replies · 4,383+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 12 March 2008
    NEW York's Governor spent up to $US80,000 ($85,000) on prostitutes who he asked to not wear a condom, it has been reported, as sordid details emerged in the sex scandal that threatens to hound him from office. Eliot Spitzer became embroiled in the scandal on Tuesday when it was reported that he was linked to a US probe into a prostitution ring. Mr Spitzer was caught on a listening device spending more than $4000 at the Emperor's Club call girl service. Anonymous officials involved with the case have now been reported by the Associated Press as saying that Mr Spitzer...