The Kind Of Government NYC Deserves

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From the Department of You Can’t Make This Shit Up:

Disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer launched a political comeback last night with a surprise announcement that he’s running for City comptroller — and one of his opponents is the madam who used to arrange his affairs with hookers.

“I hope people forgive me, and I hope they give me a second chance,’’ Spitzer, 54, told The Post, touting his experience as “attorney general and governor and assistant district attorney.”

“I want to do to the comptroller’s office what I did to the AG’s office: re-energize it, re-envision it, and hopefully, the public will give me that opportunity.

“I have acknowledged the wrongdoing and have moved on. I will ask the public for forgiveness.

Spitzer — who resigned as governor in 2008 after the feds caught him frequenting an exclusive prostitution ring — may have been encouraged to take on Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer in the Democratic primary for comptroller after seeing how well mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is doing now, insiders said.

Weiner — who resigned from Congress in 2011 after tweeting photos of his privates to women — is now leading some polls.

“All you need is Vito Lopez running for public advocate and you call it the Perv Party,” sniped one City Hall source, referring to the former state assemblyman and current City Council candidate who was drummed out of office amid sexual-harassment claims.


Alexis de Tocqueville said “In a democracy, the people get the government they deserve.” I agree. New York City deserves Weiner and Spitzer. Now if we can just get Alec Baldwin to run for something too.


“In a democracy, people usually get the kind of government they deserve,and they deserve what they get.” – Hunter Thompson


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39 Responses to The Kind Of Government NYC Deserves

  1. HELENK says:

    who would you vote for? the dumbassed john that paid for sex or the madam that made money off his stupidity? especially for the comptroller’s office they manage the money.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Pass the popcorn, I’m waiting for John Edwards to move to New York 😀

  3. I’m waiting for the next NY Post headline. Pun should be good. Wiener Spitz will be in there somewhere. Bet.

  4. myiq2xu says:

    Meanwhile:

    It’s official.

    Jon Corzine will not be cuffed over MF Global’s improper handling of customers’ funds leading up to the commodity brokerage firm’s spectacular collapse in late 2011, The Post has learned.

    Federal investigators have found no evidence that the disgraced Wall Street titan broke the law.

    “After 18 months of investigation, the criminal probe into Jon Corzine is now being dropped,” a person with knowledge of the probe told The Post.

    “There is no evidence of criminal wrongdoing,” this person said.

    • wmcb says:

      I wonder what would happen to one of us during an IRS investigation if hundreds of thousands of dollars just disappeared and we had “no idea where”? But so long as you are politically connected, and the sums are millions, the rules are different.

    • Lizzy says:

      They must have been looking with their eyes shut in that “probe.” Big bucks bundler for O wlaks on multibillion dollar misuse of investor funds!

    • Lulu says:

      Took computers but left the silver bullion. LOL. Idiots. I guess government agents wouldn’t know where to fence it.

  5. New York seems intent on proving democracy isn’t, after all, an honorable system of governance.

  6. yttik says:

    I feel so violated. Who do I sue? 🙂

    Also, if I ever go to NY, I’m bringing lots of hand sanitizer.

  7. wmcb says:

    We have almost completely abandoned rule of law in this country where it in any way interferes with those whose job it is to “do what’s best for the country.”

    That is the definition of tyranny. Textbook. People think “tyranny” presupposes obvious bad intent. It doesn’t. The worst tyrannies the world has known were perpetrated by those vociferously insisting that what they were doing was the best thing for all, often widely supported by popular opinion.

    This is why I lean so heavily libertarian, to the point that I will accept things that are patently stupid if done by individuals. Because once you decide that the collective, not the individual, is the overriding concern, tyranny ALWAYS finds it very very easy to piggyback on that mindset.

    It’s why I find it abhorrent for my govt to persecute gay people. It’s also why I find it abhorrent for gov to persecute people who say gay people are going to hell. Has NOTHING to do with agreeing with them. Has to do with individual liberty.

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  9. driguana says:

    If you actually tried to script these kind of things, you’d be ridiculed as being not realistic. But in a way that’s what good comedy is…taking the common and making it absurd….like the “who’s on first” routine of Abbott and Costello.

  10. leslie says:

    OT: I have CNN on w/the GZ trial. Ashleigh Banfield? Is she so openly pulling for the prosecution that she’d sell her first-born? Or am I missing something. She is nearly hysterical when talking about this morning’s testimonies.

    They are currently tearing out my kitchen – I’m having PTSD (pre-traumatic stress disorder) and I’m loathe to leave home until they are through. I have to pick up the kitchen lights.

  11. Anthony says:

    This Manhattan native (and lifelong resident) is MORTIFIED that Weiner might be able to become our next Mayor (with the help of Axelrod et al, I’m sure).

    I would gladly welcome Mayor Quinn.

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