Spitzer: The Last Drop
This guy’s been going to prostitutes for a decade?
Jeff Schult comments about the situation at his blog.
What I find so incredible is this guy knew the law. He understood that certain financial transactions automatically trigger alarms put in place ages ago to deal with money laundering. These laws were probably heightened post-9/11. That’s what made him a focus for investigation.
Whether prostitution should or shouldn’t be legal isn’t an issue here.
The sole issue is his judgment.
Did he think he was above the law? Did he have a desire to get caught? Was his need for a certain sexual practice so intense that it overrode all other considerations? For a few moments of selfish pleasure he was willing to betray his wife, his family, destroy his reputation and end his career?
Something plainly screwy was happening in his head. And that’s not the kind of mind I want in charge of my state. He’s not someone I can personally trust.
He should resign.
Rumors are that he will. But if he doesn’t, he should be evicted from office.
Update: In a self-serving statement this morning, he managed to find room to tender his resignation effective Monday, March 17, 2008.