tagged w/ Eliot Spitzer
The subtitle to this article is, "How the Bush Administration Stopped the States From Stepping In to Help Consumers." The article is written by Eliot Spitzer.
We need some laws written to protect "whistle blowers".
I'm not saying Spitzer was right hiring a prostitute. Just makes you wonder what can happen to you if you cross the wrong people.
The subtitle to this article is, "How the Bush Administration Stopped the States... more
This is definitely the way to go. Instead of waiting nervously for his skeletons to fall out of the closet one by one, the newly appointed New York Governor David Paterson, who replaced his disgraced colleague Eliot Spitzer, took the bull by the horns and confessed all just hours after taking office.
After rumors of infidelity surfaced, Paterson and his wife Michelle admitted they had both had affairs during a rocky period in their marriage in a joint interview with New York's Daily News on Monday. The pair then faced reporters together at a news conference held this morning in the Capitol's Red Room.
"I didn't want to be compromised, I didn't want to be blackmailed, I didn't want to hesitate taking an action because the person on the other end might hurt me or my family. I just thought this was the time to come forward and reveal this," Paterson told reporters.
Perhaps this may serve as a new model, with politicians and statesmen confessing all before they take office (which Paterson didn't strictly do, but it's not like he got to pick his timing here) so they can get on with the important work at hand unfettered by sins of the past. After all, public officials only become truly accountable to us at the point that they begin their public service (or, if elected, start campaigning for office), and some of the best and brightest hopes are surely likely, at the very least, to have follies of youth buried in their past.
What are mistakes but opportunities to learn and grow? We, in turn, should learn to be more pragmatic about sin. To quote the big J.C., "let he who is without sin cast the first stone." If we allow our politicians to admit to more mistakes without fear of hysterical or over zealous judgment, we also allow them to better serve us. So let's be grown-ups about this, and get such compromising information out in the open where it is rendered benign. This has to be a more evolved policy than our current one, where the cardinal sin is getting caught.
It's at this point I'd like to give Obama the opportunity to hit the public confessional. McCain and Clinton have been in public service so long that their dirty laundry is by now well aired, but the press have only just started digging into the life of the new kid on the block.
If Obama does indeed win the Democratic candidacy, as it very much looks like he might, it'd be sad if the Republican's won the election by default were an unrecoverable scandal to break closer to November. The tenet of public service is to put those you serve above yourself (and your own career prospects). I'm therefore urging you, Obama, if you have anything you're hiding, whether it be financial or sexual impropriety, or something that could appear as such, to take a leaf out of Paterson's playbook and get it out there now. Your best shield in the upcoming battle is the truth.
by Nicole This is definitely the way to go. Instead of waiting nervously for his... more
Stop that $1 million check: It turns out the call girl linked to Eliot Spitzer had already shed her clothes for "Girls Gone Wild" as an 18-year-old while partying in Miami, Florida, the video company's founder said Tuesday.
Joe Francis reached out to Ashley Alexandra Dupre, now 22, with an offer of $1 million to appear in a non-nude spread for his company's new magazine, plus a chance to join the "Girls Gone Wild" tour bus, his company announced Tuesday.
But Francis said someone had a revelation at the Tuesday morning staff meeting: Did anyone think to check the archives?Stop that $1 million check: It turns out the call girl linked to Eliot Spitzer had... more
Dina Matos McGreevey commented on the hypocrisy of Eliot Spitzer. There are now claims she participated in threesomes with the Governor and his former driver. Dina Matos McGreevey commented on the hypocrisy of Eliot Spitzer. There are now claims... more
Well, well, well ... It's now become apparent that Eliot Spitzer was not the only well-known chap to have some fun with Ashley Dupre, AKA Kristen - obviously.
Actor Charlie Sheen hooked her up for a threesome with another girl, "Cheryl", according to Scotland's Daily Record newspaper.
The pair dressed as cheerleaders, according to the report. Not sure what Charlie Sheen was wearing - nothing, probably.
I'll leave it to your imaginations to figure out what went on - other than what the report tells us - but feel free to post any other amusing scenarios here ;-)Well, well, well ... It's now become apparent that Eliot Spitzer was not the only... more
After a week of the hype over Kristen-Ashley You Me and Dupre and Eliot 9, I was wondering if the whole ordeal was not just a promotional setup for her. In one week we have criminalized a Viagra junkie for getting serviced from a Commercial Sex Worker; All the while, She has a New Record, Book and Movie of the Weak deal. Granted he was dropping the ducketts to hmmm (you can rhyme in your head) he was doing what Aristocrats have done for centuries. Duplease seems to have just seized and opportunity to get famous real quick ala "Monica Lew".
We have seen it all before and yet we keep falling for it. Dot we Americans not remember Brittany's K-FedEx.... Or the many madams before Assley Alexandra Dupré
I say we ban everything she tries to get rich off of.
Sorry for not finishing my line up there. I just don't want to get busted by this kid:
After a week of the hype over Kristen-Ashley You Me and Dupre and Eliot 9, I was... more
In light of Spitzer's resignation, bdphvp posts, "David Paterson is BLIND! Why is the media not covering this?" Here he is, picked for TV. In light of Spitzer's resignation, bdphvp posts, "David Paterson is BLIND!... more
Eliot Spitzer and is wife Silda are ruled by opposite signs of the zodiac. He's a duplicitous Gemini, and she's an intelligent, free-spirited Sagittarius. But though opposites attract, will the current storm they're facing together ultimately force them apart?
Eliot Spitzer, born on June 10, 1959 appeared to be blessed astrologically with all of the fire and air in his chart. With his Sun and Mercury in the sign of Gemini, Eliot has a great ability to outwit people with his communication skills, getting them to give him what he wants. With his Venus, Mars and Uranus (and possibly his moon) in Leo, it gives him the charm and charisma to get people eating out of his hands.
Inwardly this man has a very huge ego and always questions himself on what he really wants. He came into this life like the wolf in sheep's clothing, where in past lives he was ruthless and controlling. One of his biggest challenges this time around is to learn how to balance and develop relationships. Realizing this, makes me wonder what the real deal is in his union with his own wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, born December 12, 1957.
It doesn't appear that the two of them are very sexually compatible. I feel Silda is the brains in this relationship. She is also the one who is intent on creating the perfect public image so the world doesn't really know what is going on behind closed doors between the both of them. I feel her lack of intimacy and her inability to express herself emotionally is what led Eliot into the arms of an escort service. He's a man who needs and seeks a lot of attention and he wasn't getting it at home. So with his power, influence and ego he went after the unobtainable, or in this case, the forbidden.
So why now, why the fall from grace for the Spitzer family? Both Eliot and Silda have a very difficult aspect transiting in their birth charts. Both are experiencing the planet Saturn crossing over their natal Pluto in the sign of Virgo. Saturn rules karma, Pluto's gig is all about death and regeneration, and Virgo is all about truth. My take on this is that Eliot and Silda need a lot of soul searching and healing in order to understand what drove their marriage to this level. This could be the one relationship in recent years that has experienced sexual scandal, that doesn't stand the test of time. Unlike many other political relationships, Silda doesn't need Eliot to gain the professional success she is capable of achieving on her own.
Eliot Spitzer and is wife Silda are ruled by opposite signs of the zodiac. He's a... more
They even invited Spitzer to the night honoring his deeds...
The Music will give away a trip to New York and a one-night stay at the Mayflower Hotel.
- The ninth fan – or Client No. 9, as Spitzer was known in the prostitution ring – into the ballpark will receive a free Music prize pack.
- Fans with the name Eliot, Spitzer or Kristen, along with any fan from New York, will receive $1 off admission. Any fan who has ever resigned a position will also receive $1 off admission.
- The Music will play Frank Sinatra songs throughout the night.
- Wire taps will be placed around the stadium.
- Fans will be able to use ATMs in the ballpark available for cash withdrawals not to exceed $5,000 per hour.
- The 871st fan through the gates will receive a gift certificate for the team store.
They even invited Spitzer to the night honoring his deeds... The Music will give... more
Fascinating case study on the power of the spectacle.
"...in fact, in the less than 24 hours since that interview took place, Dupre's personal wealth has increased considerably. The two songs on her Amie Street profile, which each cost 98 cents, have been downloaded more than two million times, and Dupre will receive 70 percent of the total profit. Plus! Playboy and Penthouse are both interested in setting up photo shoots. "We've already discussed some options," Penthouse publisher Diane Silberstein tells Radar, adding that they'd pay in the "high six figures."Fascinating case study on the power of the spectacle. "...in fact, in the... more
What happens when we elect public officials without truly knowing their pubilc record and say we don't want to know their private lives until it serves to be a tasty bit of scandalous news .. Eliot factor anyone?What happens when we elect public officials without truly knowing their pubilc record... more
Or was he behind her ... ewww!!
Anyway, here she is - quite glamorous, really, but I guess you'd expect that given the money he spent :-)
Or was he behind her ... ewww!! Anyway, here she is - quite glamorous, really, but... more
Interestingly, many of the questions being asked aren't about the sordid details, but why Spitzer's wife stood next to him at his press conferences? Interestingly, many of the questions being asked aren't about the sordid details,... more
So let's see if we get this straight: A balding, rather dorky-looking governor who ran in 2006 on a platform of "cleaning up" politics has been caught texting a high-priced hooker service, employing prostitutes for the past six months?
Eliot Spitzer, what were you thinking?So let's see if we get this straight: A balding, rather dorky-looking governor... more