Skip to comments.NY A.G. TO CRITIC: "IT'S WAR." (Spitzer threatens columnist critic with prosecution?)
Posted on 12/22/2005 11:41:40 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
NEW YORK--A man who wrote a column for the Wall St. Journal critical of New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has now reported receiving a threatening telephone call from Spitzer.
John Whitehead, former chairman of Goldman, Sachs, and chairman of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. reports receiving a call from Spitzer, telling him, "It's now a war between us...I will be coming after you."
You will pay the price. This is only the beginning and you will pay dearly for what you have done. You will wish you had never written that
The call from Spitzer was in response to a column in the April 22, 2005 Wall St. Journal entitled "Mr. Spitzer Has Gone Too Far - Post-9/11 NY cannot afford to drive away corporate investors."
In that column, Whitehead expressed concerns that Spitzer was allowing his office to leak damaging information about former AIG CEO and Chairman Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and others "before any charges have been brought."
Spitzer, considered the front-runner for New York's Governor in 2006, has come under increasing criticism from some circles for what some view as "politically motivated" prosecutions of New York business leaders.
In November, the New York Daily News reported that Spitzer was using fines and settlements obtained from these prosecutions to hand out "millions of dollars to politically connected organizations that could boost his campaign for governor in 2006."
Spitzer denies that politics play a role in his office's activities.
Since many of my CoE ping list members live in New York, I thought they'd like to see this.
It would be nice if the call were taped, and Spitzer's own words were posted on the internet.
(But he is a liar)
How very 'Clinton' of him.
As the Mafia used to say,"never write when you can speak, never speak when you can nod,and never nod when you can wink".
Mean man, I have always thought this.
A relative works for a company that got the Spitzer shakedown. There are many businesses in NY that get little media attention which have been used as his campaign slush fund. I'd rather have Hillary for governor, he is that sleazy.
. . . . One point, however, needs further emphasis: Strikes by public employees are prohibited under New York State's Taylor Law. And New York has as its chief law enforcement officer Attorney General Elliot Spitzer, a prosecutor of relentless zeal, unlimited resources and possessed of an almost extrsensory ability to detect wrongdoing. I thought Mr. Spitzer would've thrown Roger Toussaint and the rest of the TWO Local 100 leadership in jail by now.
Maybe he just couldn't make it into work this week.
I thought that was Huey Long??
Spitzer is still dreaming that in 2000 years, someone will ask for a 'Spitzer salad.'
How does the AG "hand out" money? Where do fines and settlement monies go and who controls it and under what guidelines?
"I'd rather have Hillary for governor, he is that sleazy."
Don't kid yourself. IF she got elected, and IF he was a woman, she would be her Attorney General.
Spitzer's a pretty skinny little guy for talking tough like this. I'd flatten him with one punch if he threatened me like that. He'd eventually learn his lesson.
The Daily News article is linked to in the body of the article
I always thought that it was a Mafia saying,but it could have been Huey.Mafia members,Huey Long and The Former Twelfth Lady all are/were filthy and slimey enough to think that way.
He seems the type of politician that hasn't been seen in this country for a long time and now is only encountered only in third world hellholes.
I better watch it with my opinion...
Mr. Spitzer is a Democrat, I take it.
He did the same thing to Sean Hannity about 5 years ago while on the radio.
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