All Posts Tagged With: "Eliot Spitzer"

If Only Bristol Palin Were Running For Vice-President…

…then I might actual give a rat’s behind about her pregnancy.

It’s unfortunate that the society that has been largely built over the last 50 years on the social philosophy of the extreme Left makes it so difficult for parents to keep their children from engaging in activities that lead to pregnancy.

Our basic concepts of right and wrong, and our extended desire to know all the dirt about people and those they relate to (remember Billy Carter?), drive us down the worst rabbit trails when it comes to discussing the most important issue of the day, namely, who should be President and Vice-President?

Said Sarah Palin and her husband (through the McCain campaign office):

“We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we


The Democrats Are In Disarray

This had been a disconcerting election year so far, and certainly we still have a long road ahead, but the state of the Democratic Party, and the latest Gallup Poll, are giving me reason to smile today.

Democrats really don’t know what they want any longer.  They’ve found themselves stuck with either a chronic liar, or worse yet, a huge unknown.

Hillary has now found herself in the position where many party leaders are finding it difficult to back her up on her “misstatement” about running from sniper fire while visiting Bosnia as First Lady (Peggy Noonan has a great assessment of Clinton’s current political state of affairs).  It’s interesting to watch the party suddenly stare in shell-shocked disbelief.

And although Obama is …


DSM Register: Spitzer’s Privacy Invaded by Feds

There is little need to retrace the Eliot Spitzer story except to say: he got caught with a prostitute and apparently was using a form of structuring (attempting to get around federal bank reporting rules) in an attempt to hide the source and/or use of funds.  Although a lot of hay is being made about him being with a prostitute when he had set himself up as the hero against prostitution, the real issues here are going to center around how he was hiding money, and more importantly, why.  There were almost certainly laws broken here, and we suspect there is more to come.

However, the Des Moines Register (a substantively liberal media outlet) expressed an opinion today that this whole tawdry affair should never …


Resign Yourself to This #1

Not surprisingly, Eliot Spitzer did resign today as Governor of New York, ,effective Monday. There is lots and lots of pundit commentary on this today (see Memeorandum). I’m sorry for his family, and I’m glad he did the right thing.

A coworker of mine made a good observation. He said, it seems as time goes on, we are becoming more and more intolerant of bad behavior. Not that it should be okay to engage in illicit sexual activity, but there was a time when bad behavior on the part of politicians was treated with more of a “boys will be boys” kind of mentality. His question to me today was, “What’s changed since Bill Clinton?”, alluding to the fact that Clinton brazenly behaved very badly …


Spitzer Disappoints

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer today confirmed he met with a prostitute in a Washington hotel room.  He apologized for his actions and said little more.  He did not say if he planned to resign.

“I apologize first and most importantly to my family. I apologize to the public, to whom I promised better,” he said.

He’s clearly a disappointment to everyone now.  His family, his state, and his party (he’s a Democrat).

It’s going to be really easy to throw darts at this guy, and I’m going to resist that.  He needed to apologize.  He needs to resign.  What he did was wrong and corrupts the public trust.

However, what he did, as wrong as it is, is a symptom of a core problem …


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