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Free Citizen

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Location: Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Caught With His Hand in the Nookie Jar

$4,300 an hour? I wonder if the Emperors Club ever has a one-cent sale (you pay an extra penny and you get to bring a friend). The emperor did actually have some clothes, but he took them off. Yes, it looks as though the governorship of that smug, pompous New Yorker, Eliot Spitzer, has just about petered out...

From Bookworm Room:

I would be remiss if I did not point out to you that Democratic New York governor Eliot Spitzer has some problems with prostitution — and it’s not that he disapproves of it:

"Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a high-priced prostitute at a Washington hotel last month, according to a person briefed on the federal investigation.

"The wiretap recording, made during an investigation of a prostitution ring called Emperors Club VIP, captured a man identified as Client 9 on a telephone call confirming plans to have a woman travel from New York to Washington, where he had reserved a room. The person briefed on the case identified Mr. Spitzer as Client 9.

"The governor learned that he had been implicated in the prostitution probe when a federal official contacted his staff last Friday, according to the person briefed on the case.

"The governor informed his top aides Sunday night and this morning of his involvement. He canceled his public events today and scheduled an announcement for this afternoon after inquiries from the Times."

If the story is true, my deep sympathies to his wife. If it’s false, I wish him the best of luck.

Of note is the fact that nowhere in the New York Times article from which I quote is Spitzer ever directly identified as a Democrat. Instead, there is a single oblique reference to his party buried in paragraph 9: “In recent weeks, however, Mr. Spitzer seemed to have rebounded, with his Democratic party poised to perhaps gain control of the state Senate for the first time in four decades.”

The “spot the party” trend continues in other news stories on the subject:

The AP story never once uses the words...Read more>>>

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