Let me just say how happy I am that Eliot Spitzer isn’t a Republican.
The New York Times is reporting that Gov. Eliot Spitzer has told senior advisers that he had been involved in a prostitution ring.
Spitzer has built his political legacy on rooting out corruption, including several headline-making battles with Wall Street while serving as attorney general. He stormed into the governor’s office in 2006 with a historic share of the vote, vowing to continue his no-nonsense approach to fixing one of the nation’s worst governments.
Time magazine had named him “Crusader of the Year” when he was attorney general and the tabloids proclaimed him “Eliot Ness.”
But his stint as governor has been marred by several problems, including an unpopular plan to grant driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants and a plot by his aides to smear Spitzer’s main Republican nemesis.
I don’t wish this kinda stuff on anyone, but I can’t argue with the deliciousness of this, especially so close to the November election.
UPDATE: Reports are out that the governor has been indicted and that he intends to resign.
UPDATE II: Spitzer apologized to his family and the public, and said he must take time for his family. He did not explicitly say he would resign his office, though.
2008 Election, Eliot Spitzer, Corruption, New York, Prostitution