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Tuesday, March 11, 2021

The Empire State is just waiting for the other boot to drop at this point, as Eliot Spitzer is holed up on Fifth Avenue, contemplating his resignation from the governor’s office.

But in the meantime, David Letterman is going off on the “luv guv” and his stalemate:

The studio audience erupted in applause when Letterman ripped Spitzer for pondering his future on the public’s dime.

“Well, I mean how does that benefit us residents of the Empire State, you know what I’m saying,” Letterman said. “I mean, should that really be his decision?”

Spitzer should “go down to the Mayflower hotel and figure that out there,” said Letterman, drawing both laughs and cheers referring to the Washington D.C. location of the governor’s tryst.

When one of the main beneficiaries of the punchline material being generated gets down and serious about ending this episode sooner rather than later, I think the writing on the wall can’t get any clearer.

As for the long-term impact, we can always look back on this as a prime example of hubris in action. Spitzer went from coronation (his landslide election victory over hapless Republican John Faso, which was telegraphed months beforehand) to condemnation in a remarkably short timeframe. And his vague apology over the prostitution sting, which came off more as an attempt to frame the issue as a private family matter than a political target, was the cherry on top.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 03/11/2021 10:55:10 PM
Category: New Yorkin', Politics, True Crime
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  1. mullah cimoc say aemriki him society so destroy. this to punish for the cruel.

    but some the important question usa control media never to speaking:

    1. $4000 for it prositute? This the too much money. Even NY governor not to making that much for spending $4000. This meaning the cash payoff. Somebody paying the cash to this man for buy prostitute and maybe othr thing too. For sure him wife to notice if gone $4000 so often. This mean the corruption.

    2. Remember him New Jersey governor to homosexual and gay with israeli agent? Am true? Whthim name the Golam?

    3. This the so common way for spying to control it call honey bucket to trap the fly. And the pimp him the israeli? In waziristan this man be kill fast the stone and burn the poison moneyof the filth.

    USA media so control and make lie for usa people. Him usa man only want sex pill and refrigerator new. Him soul to lost. Him wife lesbian, daughter slut take LBT (low back tattoo) son the gay with the fingernail. This so ashame for all ameriki people.

    Comment by mullah cimoc — 03/12/2021 @ 12:10:21 AM

  2. I have no idea what that above comment is saying, but it is fucking awesome.

    Comment by tim — 03/12/2021 @ 03:54:51 AM

  3. The mullah has spread his commenting far and wide over the Web. I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry that he graced my little corner of the blogosphere.

    Hints as to intent: Spell “cimoc” backwards, and you’ll get the idea. Plus, others have outed his location, but here it is again, according to his comment’s IP address and visitor logs: Salt Lake City, Utah. Which is as white a spread as you’ll find in these United States (outside the Jazz’s locker room), so it all adds up to some goofy white boy wasting time.

    Comment by CT — 03/14/2008 @ 12:03:46 PM

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