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Old 03-10-2008, 05:13 PM   #16
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What this does prove is that Obama is dominating the consciousness of many of us.

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Old 03-10-2008, 05:24 PM   #17
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With the Vittner case.

They only went after the Madam and the girls.

and with this other case last year
the gal with the black booK

seems those johns, pretty much walked
or were kept out of the news
when she was prosecuted?

Now, the first thing we hear about the Emperors Club is:

Spitzer!!.

feds and wire taps


we can't find Obama
but we can find a Dem getting waxed.


Thank God for

Homeland Security
and uncontrolled wire taps!
I understand, Vitter should not have disappeared from the news that quick/got off easy, because unlike Spitzer whose focus was on public corruption, Vitter would always get off on gays and condoms and sex as signs of societal and moral decay, whatever that means. Vitter and Republicans are more hypocritical than Spitzer because they are the ones who insist on patrolling everyone else's marriages and choices of sex partners and contraceptive use. However, the way I understand it, this is not FISA or uncontrolled wiretaps, those were the ones being conducted without warrants and they only apply to US persons calling overseas. This is a domestic Article III of Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 wiretap and as such, was obtained via a search warrant. The Bush administration has claimed no authority to use warrantless domestic wiretaps as of yet.
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i have to say, angry as i am at spitzer, wonkette and gawker have really gotten the full mileage with this one.
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Sources: Spitzer Could Resign Tonight
Lt. Gov. David Paterson Could Be Sworn In By 7 P.M.
AP: Spitzer Caught On Federal Wiretap, Identified As 'Client 9'

NEW YORK (CBS) ― Gov. Eliot Spitzer was not expected to continue as governor and may resign by Monday evening, sources told CBS 2, after it was reported that he was linked to a prostitution ring.

Reliable sources told CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer that Lt. Gov. David Paterson could be sworn in as governor as early as 7 p.m. Monday.

The news sets off one of the largest scandals in modern New York state political history.

During a news conference Monday afternoon, Spitzer, 48, apologized to his family and the public, but did not go as far as to explain why. "I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family and violates my sense of right and wrong," he said in a brief statement. "I have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard I expected of myself.

"I must now dedicate some time to regain the trust of my family," he said alongside his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, who was visibly upset as he spoke.

The couple has three daughters together.

A law enforcement official told The Associated Press that Spitzer's involvement in the prostitution ring was caught on a federal wiretap.

The official says Spitzer is identified in court papers as "Client 9," and the wiretap was part of an investigation that opened in the last few months.

The official says the New York governor met last month with at least one woman in a Washington hotel. The law enforcement official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.

Sources told CBS 2 that the ring Spitzer was involved in was the high-profile "Emporers Club VIP," which was accused last week of offering prostitutes to wealthy clients, topping out at $5,500 an hour. Four people were arrested in the ring that was linked to cities in the U.S. as well as in Europe.

The Web site of the Emperors Club VIP displays photographs of the prostitutes' bodies, with their faces hidden, along with hourly rates depending on whether the prostitutes were rated with various numbers of diamonds, with seven diamonds being the highest. The highest-ranked prostitutes cost $5,500 an hour, prosecutors said.

The case is being handled by prosecutors in the Public Corruption unit of U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia's office. Garcia spokeswoman Yusill Scribner said the office had no comment.

Spitzer has built his political legacy on stamping out corruption, including several headline-making battles with Wall Street while serving as attorney general. He stormed into the governor's office in 2006 with a historic share of the vote, vowing to continue his no-nonsense approach to fixing one of the nation's worst governments.

Time magazine had named him "Crusader of the Year" when he was attorney general and the tabloids proclaimed him "Eliot Ness."

But his stint as governor has been marred by several problems, including an unpopular plan to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants and a plot by his aides to smear Spitzer's main Republican nemesis.

Spitzer had been expected to testify to the state Public Integrity Commission he had created to answer for his role in the scandal, in which his aides are accused of misusing state police to compile travel records to embarrass Senate Republican leader Joseph Bruno.

Spitzer had served two terms as attorney general where he pursued criminal and civil cases and cracked down on misconduct and conflicts of interests on Wall Street and in corporate America. He had previously been a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, handling organized crime and white-collar crime cases.

His cases as state attorney general included a few criminal prosecutions of prostitution rings and into tourism involving prostitutes.

In 2004, he was part of an investigation of an escort service in New York City that resulted in the arrest of 18 people on charges of promoting prostitution and related charges.

Stay with WCBSTV.com and CBS 2 for more on this developing story.
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Assuming this is true I see it as a case of a holier-than-thou type hoist on his own petard.
It's interesting that he became what he prosecuted.

If it's true that one cannot embrace a flame without getting burned, is there a way for greater accountability among those who prosecute lawbreakers, so that this sort of thing doesn't happen?
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However, the way I understand it, this is not FISA or uncontrolled wiretaps, those were the ones being conducted without warrants and they only apply to US persons calling overseas. This is a domestic Article III of Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 wiretap and as such, was obtained via a search warrant. The Bush administration has claimed no authority to use warrantless domestic wiretaps as of yet.

Of course,
I am sure that is how the paper trail reads.



But, I am also confident that this Administration is abusing their ability to take free looks and listens where ever they want.

When they find something they want to exploit after sneaking in the back door.


All they do is get the right paper work and proper channels and go back in the front door.
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Unbelievable, that a man who has become governor of NY would throw it all away for sex. The arrogance, the stupidity. Not to mention his wife and three daughters and how it affects them. Looks like he should have been investigating himself.
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this really is terrible, on so many levels.

he was a rising star, now it's all over.
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Hey, he's no Larry Craig.

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Oh but it's probably all his wife's fault, she wasn't satisfying him properly
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this really is terrible, on so many levels.

he was a rising star, now it's all over.
He was a sanctimonious hypocrite with a overly aggressive, overly pedantic way of prosecuting the law and frankly, an anti-free enterprise bent, as far as I can determine.
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Oh but it's probably all his wife's fault, she wasn't satisfying him properly
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Um, sarcasm
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Oh but it's probably all his wife's fault, she wasn't satisfying him properly
actually he's wife is much too attractive for him.

most women have an idea if their husband is being faithful or not; i suspect she cut him off a long time ago.

some men derive power by how much sex they have; sadly this is wrong thinking.

i'm sure he felt he was entitled to sex from his gorgeous wife, wife said no-and he got stupid.

he should of tried to fix things w his sweetheart-she looks like jennifer aniston kind of.

he can always start trolling match.com as soon as they're legally seperated i suppose.

i know these things having studied female behavior over the years-becoming somewhat of an expert.

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