Mar 12 2008

Yep, Spitzer Is Trying To Pull A Clinton

Published by at 8:10 am under All General Discussions

Arrogance. Pure, (adulterous,) arrogance is driving the Governor to try and hang on despite the fact he clearly violated his law enforcement position in allowing and participating in a crime, which he prosecuted in other cases. He picked which criminals would go to jail and which would service him. He played emperor not Attorney General.

And now he wants every other law abiding and law respecting citizen in NY to understand he is above the masses and should not be punished. He is not resigning still, and instead he is trying to pull off a Bill Clinton, who also broke laws but, because of political greed, he and his party decided it would be better to destroy the rule of law and hold onto power.

Polls show a huge desire for this cretin to step down and leave the public spotlight.

A poll released late Tuesday found that 70 percent of New Yorkers think Spitzer should resign, while 66 percent believe he should be impeached and removed from office if he doesn’t.

Most people understand down deep this breaking of the laws by the powerful cannot lead anywhere but to ruin for this country. Spitzer has forgotten who he works for – the people. And they have fired him, it just that paperwork is hung up. And those who defend the man are not much better. There cannot be one set of laws for the rich and powerful and one set for the rest of us. The rich and powerful can already gain an edge because they afford the lest legal counsel, but they still need to face the courts. Unless Spitzer is height-challenged there is no way the left can claim they are supporting ‘the little guy’. They are letting a greed for power drive their actions and feelings. This is not about losing to the GOP – it is about a Democrat who abused and warped the office he was given by the people to do the people’s business (not get the business)The man cannot bargain is way out of this and it is only blind arrogance that blocks him from seeing the writing on the wall:

Eliot Spitzer is going to resign his post as governor. Sources tell CBS 2 HD he’s using the resignation as a bargaining chip with the feds. But after negotiating all day there was still no deal Tuesday night.

Spitzer doesn’t have the luxury of playing deal or no deal. Experts agree that his involvement in a prostitution ring makes him damaged goods.

“I think his career is politically at an end,” noted criminal defense attorney Ronald Fischetti told CBS 2 HD.

Sources tell CBS 2 HD the governor knows this and is using his defense team, led by Michele Hirshman, to leverage his resignation against potential charges he may face.

This low-life (with too much money) is holding the state hostage to save his lousy butt. How much lower can he go?

19 responses so far

19 Responses to “Yep, Spitzer Is Trying To Pull A Clinton”

  1. BarbaraS says:

    He’s a democrat. The abyss is deep.

  2. WWS says:

    Best guess I’ve heard is that he’s trying to cut a deal where he pleads to a misdemeanor but not a felony. With a felony plea, even with no jail time, he loses his law license but with a misdemeanor plea he keeps it. (legal “ethics” in a nutshell) No advantage to resigning until that’s worked out.

    What’s really funny is that the longer he hangs on, the worse it is for Democrats everywhere, but especially Hillary because it brings back all the old Clinton memories. (As David Letterman said last night, “A Democrat in a sex scandal – the good times are back!!!”)

    He’s also hurting Paterson, the governor in waiting, by making him look like a powerless, toothless, cardboard cutout of a man who does nothing except meekly wait for the scraps from Elliot’s table. Every day this goes on Paterson’s future position gets weaker and weaker.

    And the national Democrat’s campaign is suffering, too, as this story drives all the happy campaign talk out of the way. But Spitzer couldn’t care less about any of this – he knows his career is over, so he’s just angling for the best personal outcome (no felony plea) and who cares how many of his pals he drags down with him? He certainly doesn’t.

    If Democrats had any understanding of what was going on, they would be leading the charge to get him out of that office and off the front page. Having said that, I do believe the reports that say he’ll resign soon.

  3. Neo says:

    This is different that Vitter, Folley or Studds, who had 100 or so others to counteract their bad judgemnt and perhaps bias. Today we see this goes back to Spitzer’s time as NY AG, the guy who has final yea/nay on all prosecutions in New York State.

    Anyone who thinks that this guy should remain should consider this ..

    Close your eyes and imagine for a moment .. Ashcroft being busted for the same.
    Now, try to imagine your defense for both.

  4. WWS says:

    But – but – but – Spitszer is GOOD and Ashcroft was EVIL. That changes everything!

    (I’m just channeling Sooth here – GOOD = anything or anyone that liberals like, EVIL = anything or anyone that liberals don’t like, for any reason. Moral relativism in its purest form, and it explains why liberals as a rule have no ability to make an honest moral judgment of any kind)

  5. MerlinOS2 says:

    I have been watching all the spin on this especially on the left side and a lot of it is in line with their usual methods of defense.

    Yet they are the same group who demand justice when a Republican is the target of their ire.

    The double standard is obviously there.

    As to him trying to work a deal prior to resigning, that is the purpose of plea deals that can be done outside of his office position in the long time it will take this issue to come to trial.

    I have seen articles about the impact on his wife and others on his children and yes they are victims of impact here, but that is also a point that shows he was willing to do what he did despite the obvious post revelation impacts he had to know would occur.

    Some on the left are suggesting legalizing prostitution, a position they never took if a member of the opposite party were involved.

    Division of the Dem camp, damage to their national campaign and loss of a super delegate (to be replaced by the new governor no doubt) will all come into play.

    He already has issues with some of the things from his campaign and he had squandered his election already even before this issue broke.

    So much gone wrong in such a short time frame.

    No excuses here, he has to go.

  6. Mark_for_Senate says:

    Bingo WWS. Once again, you have the liberal mindset down pat. (I’m beginning to worry about you!) 🙂

  7. WWS says:

    Another Letterman quip… “looks like client #9 is going to be working on wife #2!”

  8. Neo says:

    In a generic sense, being GOOD or EVIL isn’t illegal.

  9. Soothsayer says:

    AJ, you can wash the egg off your face when Spitzer resigns at 11:30 Eastern Time, effective next Monday.

  10. WWS says:

    Oh sooth, you can’t stay away, can you?? Now you’re pretending that you WANT him to go – wasn’t it just 12 hours ago you were saying this was no big deal, it was “personal”, no one will ever convict him of anything? Btw, AJ is right, it was a disgrace to the state for him to hang on this long. He should have resigned the moment he knew this was coming, but he held the entire state hostage to his own ego.

    Spitzer, up until today, was your hero, wasn’t he? He made a huge show of using the law to go after anyone he considered his “enemy”, just as you have always loved to advocate. He, in fact, was probably exactly the kind of executive you would have been if you ever had the chance. How it must burn to have your wonderboy go down like this, and to know that the entire world is gloating over his fall.

    What a beautiful turn of events to bring us to this day! All of a sudden, the whole world seems sunnier!

  11. WWS says:

    And now here’s one of the most wonderful ironies of the day – a report that Elliot Spitzer has hired one of Scooter Libby’s defense lawyers! LOLOL!!

    Come on, Sooth, spin that one – tell us how great a job they did, and how the accused always needs the best defense available.
    Of course, they do, but it will be so enjoyable to watch you make the case.

  12. 75 says:

    There was a private dic on Foxnews this morning who thinks this is mob related. He was curious why so many Gambino family members copped plea deals when their prostitution rings were busted some time back and he thinks it’s because they were able to rat out the governor. Can’t vouch for it obviously but I found it interesting and worthy of pursuit.

  13. WWS says:

    That sounds like a probability, 75 – most large prostitution rings are run by major organized crime groups, which is what makes it so much more than a “personal failing”. A proper headline is not just “Elliot Spitzer saw a prostitute” but “Elliot Spitzer gave organized crime families at least $80,000 while he was supposed to be prosecuting them.”

    And although I was having fun with the idea a couple of posts back, the fact that Spitzer has now hired Ted Wells for his defense team is a sign the he knows he is in very real trouble and is facing some serious jail time. It’s also a sign that no plea deal has been reached, and that the Fed prosecutors are hanging tough for a felony conviction + jail time for poor old Elliot.

    One last thought – did one superdelegate vote belonging to the NY Governor’s office just flip from Hillary to Obama???

    Although I was having fun with the idea a couple of posts back

  14. Soothsayer says:

    I never said I wanted Spitzer to stay on. In fact, I called him a creepazoid . . . but leave it to Strataspheristas to misunderstand and misrepresent.

    As to Spitzer’s legal problems . . . since I was 100% correct on the outcome of Libby’s trial and conviction, much to the dismay of the unwashed masses hereabouts, let me PREDICT:

    It is unlikely Spitzer will be indicted for either “structuring” or violations of the Mann Act, unless the other “johns” are also prosecuted. Since the johns are very wealthy persons likely to frequent NYC or Washington D.C., I have a feeling neither Democrats nor Republicans want ALL THE NAMES revealed.

    More likely is that Spitzer will cut a deal with the prosecutors . . . he will testify publicly against the operators of the Emperor Club in exchange for pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge such as soliciting, etc. Just as with the traitorous Scooter Libby, jail time is extremely unlikely.

  15. dave m says:

    according to yahoo news, he resigned about three minutes ago.

  16. Whippet1 says:

    Ah, Sooth,

    In your own words:
    “Just as with the traitorous Scooter Libby, jail time is extremely unlikely.”

    “but leave it to Strataspheristas to misunderstand and misrepresent.”

    I laugh hysterically!

  17. Whippet1 says:

    Last night I read somewhere the speculation that he may have been protecting one crime family while prosecuting the others. If that’s the case …things could get a lot uglier for him.

  18. 75 says:

    WWS, all valid and good points. I’m more interested to know who else this nets. I can’t see how Spitzer could be doing this and NOT have Slick Willie in there someplace! 😉

  19. 75 says:

    Whippet, if the organized crime element is in fact true, he won’t be the only one with big problems. Remember, Spitzer is a Clinton favorite.