Monday, March 10, 2008

Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring

by Danny Hakim and William Rashbaum - March 10th, 2008 - New York Times

ALBANY - Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who gained national prominence relentlessly pursuing Wall Street wrongdoing, has been caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a high-priced prostitute at a Washington hotel last month, according to a law enforcement official and a person briefed on the investigation.

This is justice. This man, while Attorney General, repeatedly tried to criminalize making money. A passionate hater of free enterprise, he is a perfect example of the double standard practiced by Democrats. He is greedy and rich. Yet he considers making money obscene. He prosecuted prostitution with ferver when he could. Yet he used prostitutes regularly.

Of course he insisted that for him, prostitution was a "private matter" and you can be sure he will object to being prosecuted. After all, he is not a greedy free enterprise Republican. He is an upstanding socialist doing good works for the proletariat. That rationale is why so many Democrats wind up in jail. They think they are above the law.

What I cannot understand is why the news media ignores the most obvious criminality involved here. Spitzer cannot be selective in his prosecutions. Yet we know that he prosecuted prostitution rings while he was using another prostitution ring for personal services. The law does not permit the attorney general to prosecute one criminal while ignoring the criminality of another doing the same thing, especially when he is complicit in the crime. Yet that is exactly what Spitzer did. It is called malfeasance. Spitzer is obviously guilty. Why is the current attorney general not pursuing a prosecution of Sptizer on these grounds? It is the most egregious act he committed.


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