our governor is a pimp

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  1. #1 Aequitas, Mar 10, 2008
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    NY governor linked to prostitution ring

    By AMY WESTFELDT, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago

    Gov. Eliot Spitzer, the crusading politician who built his career on rooting out corruption, apologized Monday after he was accused of involvement in a prostitution ring. He did not elaborate on the scandal, which drew calls for his resignation.

    His stoic wife at his side, Spitzer told reporters at a hastily called news conference: "I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family."

    "I have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard I expected of myself," he said. "I must now dedicate some time to regain the trust of my family."

    Spitzer's involvement in the ring was caught on a federal wiretap as part of an investigation opened in recent months, according to a law enforcement official who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing inquiry.

    The New York Democrat, identified in legal papers as "Client 9," met last month with at least one woman in a Washington hotel, the law enforcement official said.

    The prostitution ring, identified in court papers as the Emperors Club VIP, arranged connections between wealthy men and more than 50 prostitutes in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Miami, London and Paris, prosecutors said. Four people allegedly connected to the high-end ring were arrested last week.

    The club's Web site displays photographs of scantily clad women with their faces hidden. It also shows hourly rates depending on whether the prostitutes were rated with one diamond, the lowest ranking, or seven diamonds, the highest. The most highly ranked prostitutes cost $5,500 an hour, prosecutors said.

    The scandal was first reported on The New York Times' Web site.

    Spitzer spoke hours later. Stunned lawmakers gathered around televisions at the state Capitol in Albany to watch, and a media mob gathered outside the office of Lt. Gov. David Paterson, who would become governor if Spitzer was to resign. It took opponents only minutes to call for his resignation.

    "Today's news that Eliot Spitzer was likely involved with a prostitution ring and his refusal to deny it leads to one inescapable conclusion: He has disgraced his office and the entire state of New York," said Assembly Republican leader James Tedisco. "He should resign his office immediately."

    Spitzer, 48, built his political reputation 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 term as governor has been marred by 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.

    Spitzer had been expected to testify to the state Public Integrity Commission he had created to answer for his role in the scandal, in which his aides were accused of misusing state police to compile travel records to embarrass Senate Republican leader Joseph Bruno.

    Spitzer had served two terms as attorney general where he pursued criminal and civil cases and cracked down on misconduct and conflicts of interests on Wall Street and in corporate America. He had previously been a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, handling organized crime and white-collar crime cases.

    His cases as state attorney general included a few criminal prosecutions of prostitution rings and into tourism involving prostitutes.

    In 2004, he was part of an investigation of an escort service in New York City that resulted in the arrest of 18 people on charges of promoting prostitution and related charges.


    Associated Press Writer Mike Gormley contributed to this report from Albany, N.Y.

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  2. all governors are corrupt. this one just got caught.
  3. pssshhhh Governor Rendell, the Pennsylvania Governor, is perfect.... never did anything corrupt or wrong <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/disappointed.gif"></A>
  4. Corrupt like a 3 dollar bill y'all
  5. especially since he was known as a "crusader"
  6. Wow, that was unexpected (given his rep / persona).

    Where is this website or whatever, I want to see what a $5000 an hour hooker looks like.
  7. something like hoes of the emperor whatever.
  8. Marion Berry LOL
  9. apparently one of the girls calling the real pimp said spitzer liked to do things that seemed dangerous
  10. #11 stewacide, Mar 10, 2008
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    Looking back: Spitzer’s Harvard roots

    I met Eliot Spitzer in the fall of 1984. I was a first-year student at Harvard Law School; he was a second-year. My criminal law professor was Alan Dershowitz, who was involved in a fascinating extracurricular activity.

    He was representing Claus Von Bulow, who had been convicted of trying to murder his wife Sunny, in a sensational trial in Newport, Rhode Island. Eliot was one of two students who were working as research assistants to Dershowitz, trying to win Von Bulow a new trial on appeal.

    From the beginning, there was an odd contrast between Eliot and the Von Bulow case. The attempted murder trial was a sordid drama, full of tales of illicit drug use and wild sex. Eliot was the straightest of straight arrows.

    He seemed so unlikely to be involved in such a matter. But Eliot and his good friend Cliff Sloan were precocious and energetic young investigators, and they helped win Von Bulow a new trial; he was later acquitted.

    Dershowitz wrote a book about the case, Reversal of Fortune, and it became a terrific movie, starring Jeremy Irons. There is a composite character in the movie loosely based on Eliot and Cliff.

    I’ve seen Eliot Spitzer turn into a prominent national figure in the years since, and we’ve remained friendly acquaintances. I always got a kick out of the idea that he got his start in such an unseemly drama - which was so different from what his public persona became.

    So today’s news is especially shocking to me, and especially sad.

    - Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Sr. Legal Analyst
  11. I saw the title and I knew you were from NY. I saw that too, Lol. Good, during the short time he's been in office I've grown to hate him.
  12. I voted for the guy and now I cannot stand him.
  13. What I find impossible to understand about this sort of thing, is given the *incredible* self discipline it takes to go through law school, build a career, get into politics, etc... how hard is it to keep your dick in your pants?!?!
  14. easy for a virgin to say <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
  15. Shame, he would've been a good president but obviously doesn't deserve it now. Anyway I hear lots of rumors about many governors involved in shit, I heard Bill Richardson likes the wheurs as well.
  17. she was banging hot
  18. #20 xDRAN0x, Mar 13, 2008
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