“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Monday, March 10, 2008

NY Governor Eliot Spitzer Tied to Prostitution Ring

It's a Private Matter.

NY Times: Gov. Eliot Spitzer tied to prostitution ring

1:12 PM CDT, March 10, 2008

According to a report in the New York Times, governor Eliot Spitzer has been linked to a prostitution ring.

The newspaper says Spitzer told some of his senior aides he was involved in a prostitution ring. An announcement is expected after 2:15 p.m.

The New York Times quoted an unnamed adminstration as saying that Spitzer informed his most senior administration officials that he had been involved in a prostitution ring.

Mr. Spitzer, who was huddled with his top aides early this afternoon, had hours earlier abruptly canceled his scheduled public events for the day. He is set to make an announcement about 2:15 this afternoon at his Manhattan office, the newspaper said.


  1. Female, at least, we in Idaho all fervently hope.

  2. Trish, now my wife has brought home "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid" by Bill Bryson:)

  3. Always call your hooker from a pay phone.

  4. Nice pic, Deuce. I have always prefered the swing door closet doors versus the sliding ones.

  5. Wonder if he keeps his drivers license, now that he is illegal?

    On FOX Senator Armato says that Spitzer is resigning. Mr Spitzer is "Client #9" in the indictment.

    Transfering funds by wire, interState is part of his alledged activities.

    My oh my.

    Spitzer is not listed as a defendent, but "Client #9".

    Mr Clean is a dirty dog.

  6. The Emperor's Club VIP site is down due to heavy traffic they say.:)

    Wonder if he keeps his drivers license, now that he is illegal?

    He evidently drove it home.

    Felons can't vote, in Idaho. Driving, depends on the crime.

  7. Client Number Nine
    On Love Potion Number Nine

    $5,500 bucks an hour for the top diamonds, man.

  8. He, he, my wife walks in right when I'm admiring the buns on the lass above--"Hmm. Aren't you all sort of degrading yourselves a little?" with a Hillary type nod of the head.

  9. Why do these politicians have to drag their wives up to the cameras to do their private matters?

  10. geeze, he shoulda just video taped that darn liason and it would've been legal - just makin' a movie folks, like they do in valley out Hollywood way. Heck, I bet its a decent business in New York as well.

    The hypocrisy is the killer for him though, 'just like organized crime' that ring he busted.

  11. He is one of the most sanctimonious pieces of prosecutorial shit stains on the planet.

  12. From the photo above of Spitzer, I can see why he'd have to pay for sex. Couldn't happen to a bigger S.O.B.

    All these cheated on political wives better form a support group.

  13. SAO PAULO, Brazil (Associated Press) -- A team from Brazil's Labor Ministry found "degrading" living conditions for 133 sugarcane workers employed by an ethanol company whose investors include former President Clinton and other high-profile financial players.

    At five sites inspected, workers "complained they were suffering from hunger and cold, and all of the locations were overcrowded and with terrible sanitary conditions," according to a statement issued Friday by Jaqueline Carrijo, who led the inspections last month.

    The target of the probe, Brazil Renewable Energy Co., known as Brenco, apologized over the weekend and said it is fixing the problems at its rural operations, which turn sugarcane into ethanol.

    Clinton's connection is via an investment in Brenco by The Yucaipa Cos., a U.S.-based fund in which Clinton was a senior advisor until last year. His investment in Brenco is valued between $15,001 and $50,000, according to a financial dislosure report submitted last year by his wife, presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

  14. For those that missed it:

    Here, mat, the spending broken down in 43 pages of Congressional documentation. Every dime accounted for.

    Iraq: Reconstruction Assistance
    Updated November 15, 2007
    Curt Tarnoff
    Specialist in Foreign Affairs
    Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division

    It's a PDF.

    You are a fool

    About $19.2 billion in U.S. appropriations has been aimed at building Iraqi security forces.

    Almost half the money, spent on standing up the Iraqi Army.

    The rest is all laid out, in detail.

  15. UNAMA: Good morning to all of you; my name is Nilab Mobarez from UNAMA Spokesperson's office and welcome. For our press conference today, we are joined by Mr. Christopher Alexander, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Afghanistan, and without further delay, I will hand over to Mr. Alexander to speak to you.

    DSRSG Alexander: Thank you very much Nilab, tashakor, Asalaam aleikum, sobh bekhehr to everyone, good morning. It is a pleasure to be with you again and I apologise very much for delaying the start of this press conference, we were finishing our meeting with the United Nations Country Team.


    BBC (translated from Dari): Given the fact that the former candidate, Paddy Ashdown, was refused by the Government of Afghanistan because of his roles and responsibilities under this mission in Afghanistan, could you please talk about the roles and responsibilities of the coming SRSG in detail?

    UNAMA: The Special Representative of Secretary-General in Afghanistan has a strong mandate, that has been renewed now for six years by the United Nations Security Council and will be renewed again, subject to debate and adjustment later this month. It is a mandate to give advice, to deploy what we in the United Nations call good offices.


    Reuters: In a way you highlighted some of the problems that are here, you said there are 40 nations in NATO, 60 nations and institutions involved in development work. What role will the new representative have in trying to coordinate all of these institutions, given what you have just said, that the mandate has not changed, so we are going to expect more of the same lack of coordination that we have seen so far?

    UNAMA: There is strong coordination in Afghanistan under the Afghanistan Compact, within the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board. To bring over 60 countries and international organizations together behind a single plan, a single Afghanistan National Development Strategy is no mean feat.


    Pajhwak (translated from Pashto): It is a reality that bringing together 40 or 60 countries under one goal or objective is not an easy task, and we can see that here in Afghanistan. But on the other hand, in the field of security, the Taliban have reached within 30 km of Kabul. Also, you have said that there is strong coordination, but the President of Afghanistan has said that there is lack of coordination among the international community, for example poppy cultivation has increased. How can you say that Afghanistan is stronger compared to previous years?

    UNAMA: I am certainly not saying that coordination is perfect, but please accept that it is wrong to say that there has been no coordination. Coordination actually succeeds best when it is not only happening here in Kabul, but when it happens in provincial capitals and even in districts.

    Press Conference

  16. "Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you." -- Pericles, 430 B.C.

    If it weren't for this sad fact, I'd try to never pay any attention to it.

    I wonder who clients #1 through #8 are, and #10 through #...., and what's behind this wire tap approved by a judge, just prostitution?

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  19. No, according to FOX, bob, the Governmental Corruption Corps was part of the investigation.

    Spitzer paid the girl $4,500 for the first known liason.
    Promised more on the phone for the trip down to DC. Not only the hourly fee, but airfare and hotel, etc.

    Granted that the Governor of New York recieves $179,000 per annum. Even so, that is a lot to pay for a "good time", for an honest public official

  20. 5k for an hour...

    must be one fine piece of ass....

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