Revelation Number Nine
edited: Tuesday, March 11, 2008
By Timothy P. Buchanan
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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2008
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Another corrupt Democrat hypocrite politician discovered--Spitzer must resign--now.
We learned today, that yet another Democrat politician has been caught-up in a criminal investigation. New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, has been indicted on charges that he was involved in a high-end prostitution ring known as the Emperor‘s Club. Spitzer reportedly hired one of the Club’s high-end prostitutes while in Washington, DC. The crime becomes a federal offense because state lines were crossed. Spitzer has not announced that he will resign his office.
This is not the first or only ethical problem for liberal Spitzer. His office has been investigated on charges that his aides used the State Police to compile travel records in order to smear Republican Senate Leader, Joseph Bruno. Sound familiar? It should. One of the first actions taken by former president Bill Clinton was to abuse his authority by dispatching the FBI to collect records on Republican members of Congress.
Spitzer is the former New York Attorney General who made a name for himself by crusading against Martha Stewart and other Wall Street moguls. As Governor, he proposed the bill that would have permitted illegal aliens to obtain New York State driver’s licenses--a policy that hurt Senator Hillary Clinton when she advocated it during the presidential debates. Eliot Spitzer is another Democrat whose arrogance has no limit. When he announced that he had humiliated his wife and children, he failed to offer his resignation, suggesting to some, that he may attempt to remain in office. Anyone with a beating heart must feel great sadness for Spitzer’s family, and the effect that this scandal is going to have on each of them.
By violating the law, Spitzer has forfeited his moral authority and his ability to be effective as Governor is in doubt. But it’s the blatant hypocrisy that offends the most. If Spitzer was a Republican, he would immediately resign. He would not have to be forced out. Democrats would be reveling in his fall, and the crime would be blown into an imaginary “culture of corruption.“ But somehow, because he is a Democrat, he seems to think that he can stave off the deafening calls for his resignation. In this case, however, no one can say, “It’s just sex,” because he violated federal law.
Spitzer was referred to by the Emperors Club as “Client 9.” The prostitutes’ photographs, faces not shown, were displayed scantily clad on the Emperors Club website. The site has been taken down. Employees of the Club were rated on a scale from one to seven diamonds according to their physical characteristics.
The public had better prepare for more of this kind of scandal. Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama each have ethical questions pending that have yet to be answered. Clinton faces charges of violating campaign finance laws, as well as those unresolved issues that came to light during her husband’s administration. Obama has the issues of lying to the Canadian government about re-negotiating NAFTA, his questionable relationship with Tony Rezko, Louis Farrakhan, and his black separatist pastor.
Scandals of this type are not uncommon among arrogant liberals who consider themselves above the law. But they can and should be forced out of the offices they have sullied with their crimes. The double-standard that Republicans are held to must be applied to Democrats as well. Nothing less is acceptable.