Snood, I understand what you are saying and Spitzer has been late time comedy fodder since he declaired. People who have served prison terms are given credit for paying their debt to society, maybe i shouldnt compare the two like they are a marched set. If you didn't see his interview with Steven Colbert on Comedy Central you really have to check it out. It was extremely funny, but at the same time I felt embarrassed for Spitzer. I admired his accomplishments as New York Attorney General and his attempts to make Wall Street honest (one can always hope) and his work while Gov. of New York. His scandal and Anthony Weiners disgrace deeply disappointed me. I thought both of them had great futures and would be moving this country forward in a more honest, fair and responsible fashion for everyone.
I loved watching Weiner on the House floor, he was an absolute firecracker. However, as poor as his judgement was that led finally to his resignation, he apparently never stopped until last August when he decided to get back in the
public eye. I think he is a very talented individual, but..........he's an exibitionist.....maybe he needs to become less fascinated with flashing his junk before he runs for mayor.
As for Spitzer, just the matter of him spending 4 grand on a prostitute would make me think 40 times before I let him handle my investments. I'm not saying he is unforgivable, but Comptroller!!!!! I'd rather see him back as Attorney General.
But many states are forgiving of public servants' peccadillos, Rudolph Guilianna announced his second divorce in a press conference, before he bothered to tell wife #2. The former Gov of S.C. disappeared for several days 'hiking' before the country learned he was cheating on his wife. Divorced his wife, than ran for the Senate in S.C. and got elected. But frankly, if Strom Thurmond was still alive, he would be wheeled from the nursing home section of Walter Reed (where he was cared for many months prior to his demise) so one of his aides could help him cast their vote. And he would still be the Senator from S.C.
Bottom line, this is for New York voters to decide. They currently have a Mayor who decided to alter the term limit statute so he could serve another term. So, I defer to the residents of New York. Out of State folks have no business mucking around with the choices the voters have in New York.
(( I decided not to get into Newt Gingrich this time, it's late and sometimes the sleeze factor overpowers my sense of dignified discourse))
I have a small favor to ask, if JTT posts after me, would someone mind just posting Bump? He seems to follow me and others and suddenly a thread is killed.