According to someone who worked with him on that job, Spitzer never seemed more alive.
Spitzer forced himself into a congressional subcommittee that hadn't invited him - 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.
The subcommittee had requested the NY State Insurance Superintendent (re New York's efforts to regulate bond insurance) but the governor requested his own invitation....according to committee aides. Spitzer's office alerted NY reporters he would be in Washington less than a day before the 11:30 am hearing.
Spitler was testifying on New York's efforts to regulate bond insurance----there's a lot of money tied up in that industry. What was Spitler's real motive? Some cynics say Attorney General Spitzer was running a protection racket and would call Spitzer an extortionist. He would threaten a corporation with a lawsuit.....The lawsuits would cost them millions in legal fees and damage control....so they paid up to appease the Spitzer beast figuring a "settlement" would make him go away.
Course every corporate payoff makes the beast stronger and his appetite bigger. He then threatens their neighbor, and then the next neighbor - until the entire block on Wall Street is paying ransom, and then the next block, and so on. Spitzer learned the protection racket from Unions who had learned it from the Sicilian Mafia. Giuliani used the same scam and earned enough under the table to get himself into the Mayor's office.
REFERENCE: SPITZER'S PUSHY PLAN TO BE IN DC FOR TRYST
By DAPHNE RETTER Post Correspondent, March 12, 2008
WASHINGTON - Gov. Eliot Spitzer himself sought to testify before a congressional subcommittee that hadn't invited him to appear - possibly to give him an excuse to be away from home and see a hooker, officials revealed yesterday. When Spitzer did show up before the panel on Feb. 14, the day after he'd been with a prostitute.
Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Alabama) said that the typically unflappable Spitzer "came unglued" under questioning during the hearing. Bachus, a former prosecutor himself, added that Spitzer also seemed unprepared, making at least one statement that Bachus has since informed the committee was inaccurate. Now, though, 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..........."When we haven't had a good night's sleep, we can all get a little cranky."
A recording of the hearing shows Spitzer angrily speaking over Bachus as he questioned the governor on New York's efforts to regulate bond insurance . "Mr. Bachus, Mr. Bachus, you are involved in a finger-pointing exercise," a clearly agitated Spitzer said into the microphones. At one point in the tense exchange, which was later played on cable news channels, Spitzer flouted the format of the hearing and instead demanded answers from Bachus.
The subcommittee had originally requested the appearance of New York State Insurance Superintendent Eric R. Dinallo as a representative of Spitzer's administration, but the governor requested his own invitation "within a day or two" of the meeting, according to committee aides. Spitzer's office alerted New York reporters that he would be in Washington less than a day before the 11:30 a.m. congressional hearing.