Spitzer linked to prostitution ring
As you may have heard, Gov. Eliot Spitzer got caught on a federal wiretap soliciting a prostitute, he's already dragged his wife up onto the podium to help him apologize:
Mr. Spitzer today made a brief public appearance during which he apologized for his behavior, and described it as a “private matter.”
“I have acted in a way that violates my obligation to my family and violates my or any sense of right or wrong,” said Mr. Spitzer, who appeared with his wife Silda at his Manhattan office. “I apologize first and most importantly to my family. I apologize to the public to whom I promised better.”
“I have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard I expected of myself. I must now dedicate some time to regain the trust of my family.”
Before speaking, Mr. Spitzer stood with his arm around his wife; the two nodded and then strode forward together to face more than 100 reporters. Both had glassy, tear-filled eyes, but they did not cry.
The governor spoke for perhaps a minute and did not address his political future. [NYT]
Why did Spitzer sabotage his political career? How could he be so stupid?
I don't care what Spitzer does in his personal life, except insofar as his indiscretion undercuts his ability to govern the state and support New York Democrats at a crucial time. The Democrats are never going to take control of the State Senate at this rate.
I can just hear Senate Majority leader Joe Bruno snickering.