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
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.
Absolutely vote for the madam. She actually contributed something useful and stimulated (pun intended) the economy. She may have been breaking the law, but at least she wasn’t “the law,” allegedly working for the people.
Spitzer didn’t just roll around with prostitutes, he actively campaigned against them and allegedly was involved in prosecuting them.
I’d vote for the madam. She understands the profit motive and how to make a buck.
There are lots of prostitutes in politics. She knows how to manage prostitutes.
Seems like a no-brainer to me.
She has hands on experience.
The customer always comes first.
Amen to that! 😆
Pass the popcorn, I’m waiting for John Edwards to move to New York 😀
I’m waiting for the next NY Post headline. Pun should be good. Wiener Spitz will be in there somewhere. Bet.
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.
Too big to fail is too big for jail?
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!
Took computers but left the silver bullion. LOL. Idiots. I guess government agents wouldn’t know where to fence it.
New York seems intent on proving democracy isn’t, after all, an honorable system of governance.
I feel so violated. Who do I sue? 🙂
Also, if I ever go to NY, I’m bringing lots of hand sanitizer.
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.
Tyranny is not like the movies. There is no evil cabal somewhere cackling “MWAHAHAHAHA!” It’s ordinary bureaucrats deciding they know how to run your life “for the greater good.”
Evil in its most common form is BANAL, not aggressively horrifying.
the road to hell is paved with good intentions
The road to hell is paved by lazy know it alls.
Too good not to steal!
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.
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.
Ashleigh Banfield is the reason God created remote controls.
^This^ has to be the truth.
leslie, we’re having a bathroom torn out and it is, indeed, traumatic…
driguana, Ooh, good luck with your re-do. If I survive the kitchen, I’ll have to do the bath next. I dread it. I have no where to “go” when that happens. I for certain won’t be on vacation next year when they do the bath.
That’s why I keep ignoring that bad spot on my kitchen ceiling. 😆
Kitchen remodels are the worst. Keep your head together, and keep reminding yourself, it will be better soon.
thanks, Dandy.That phrase “It will be better soon” has become my mantra.
these are the sickos that would kill teenage girls for dancing in the rain
2nd part of edward snowden interview video
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.