Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Nice Work, Jerk

Eliot Spitzer, New York's "Mr. Clean" governor (and former attorney general) who was elected on an anti-corruption platform, has gotten himself mixed up in a high-priced prostitution scandal. Calls for his resignation are ongoing.

One of the (many) ironies of this case is that Spitzer was responsible for prosecuting a number of prostitution rings during his tenure as attorney general. He was also known for rooting out corruption on Wall Street, and some say the current sting is part of a payback scheme orchestrated by his enemies.

A Democrat, chronic womanizer and obvious hypocrite, Spitzer adds yet another link in the long chain of elected officials who can't keep it in their pants, consider themselves above the law, and react with shock and awe when their dirty little secrets become big-time political scandals.

Good job, Eliot. You've made your wife, your three daughters, the state of New York and the Democratic party proud.

They say Americans get the government they deserve. What a happy day it'll be when more of our government officials get what they deserve, too.

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