Monday, March 10, 2008

I am so sick of corruption!

Eliot Spitzer. That's all I have to say.

13 comments:

Claire said...

Amen! Disgusting.

Abby said...

What's wrong with a little prostitution ring?

Emily said...

...when you were the tough-on-crime attorney general who prosecuted prostitution rings mere years ago...

Emily said...

Also, I'm tired of this:

I am a public official and I got caught in my particular brand of illegal sexual deviance (deviation?), so all of a sudden I'm sorry to my family and the public whose trust I betrayed. I'm not sorry, though, until someone outs me.

At least Uncle Larry* came out in full-on denial. He wasn't sorry and he didn't say so.

*Larry Craig, not really related

Sarah said...

I think it must be a relief, in some weird way, to be "found out." Your career, your family and friends are done, but you don't have to hide anymore. And actually, this guy's expected to step down, but will he?

Emily said...

I don't know, but I think Steve knows that if he ever pulls such a stunt, don't count on me to be standing next to him at the press conference.

Abby said...

Uh-oh, Steve! Don't you go starting a prostitution ring!

AmyJune said...

Amen Sister!!! I am so fascinated by these types. How can they engage in that type of behavior thinking that they won't get caught? I read today that he was "off the charts brilliant" hmmm apparently not.....If I was off the charts brilliant and I also happened to be governor and was also known as a crusader against corruption, I certainly wouldn't dabble in a prostitution ring.

Andelin said...

I agree! Not a brilliant guy!..and apparently neither is his wife (yeah, I agree Emily, I'd say "forget your image, reputation and career, I'm not going to help you try to put on some face to try to make it look like..." uh, who knows what they're trying to make it look like? I wouldn't say they're succeeding).

lys said...

Hypocrisy. That's all I have to say.

Becky said...

Here's my question: Does the political lifestyle corrupt these guys? Or do ambitious/power hungry men seek political fame and they would have been corrupt no matter what their chosen field?

And yes Emily, is he really "deeply sorry?" or just deeply sorry he got caught?

Pathetic.

Nancy said...

I'm disgusted by it all, I don't even like his apoligies, he tries to sound profound and act like he's doing us all a favor by owning up and apoligizing. I don't know how his wife stands beside him. I don't think I could do it. He must have offered her a lot of money in the divorce settlement to stand there or something. We live in a very evil world.

wendy said...

I'm right there with ya Emily!