Spitzer who announced that he is seeking the office of comptroller of NYC. Spitzer has admitted to patronizing an elite escort service while he was governor. Apparently, Kristin Davis, who was a madam involved in Spitzer’s scandal and who served four months in jail for her involvement, is also running for comptroller. Running for NYC Mayor is Anthony Weiner, the former Representative from NY. You may recall that Weiner sent a link to a sexually suggestive photograph of himself on Twitter to a female follower. Definitely no shortage of idiots in NYC politics. They must think this is Italy. I will write more about Weiner tomorrow. Today’s blog is devoted to Spitzer.
Now I don’t care who Spitzer had sex with and I don’t believe he broke any laws or used public funds. At least, the courts never convicted him. I do believe that the comptroller should have certain attributes. These are sound judgment, honesty, and good financial skills. Let’s examine Spitzer’s record on those attributes.
I think it is clear that using an escort service while serving as governor shows a lack of sound judgment. Spitzer says he has reformed his ways and asks for forgiveness. I can forgive his sexual misconduct but I can’t forgive his lack of sound judgment. There is no rehab program for stupid;
ignorance-yes, stupid-no. Spitzer ran for governor promising that ethics and integrity would be the hallmarks of his administration. He lacked both. Investigators believe that he paid up to $80,000 for prostitutes over a period of several years; first while he was attorney general and later as governor. I am no expert, but I do believe that he paid way too much. Maybe that is why it was an "elite escort service." That shows a lack of fiscal skill and judgment. I would think that a governor can get sex for free. Maybe not. It is very possible that NYC could end up with a bunch of sexual deviates running the city; at least more than usual.