Tuesday, March 11, 2008


An attorney writing in Harpers makes the case that Eliot Spitzer was setup as a part of the administration's pushback due to it's own scandals. And he makes a pretty good case. But I'm not sure it matters.

Spitzer is apparently guilty of what he's been charged with. If he were a regular schmo, he likely wouldn't have been under investigation. But he's not a regular schmo. Which leads to the larger question. Should sex scandals prevent someone from holding public office? I say no and have said so since Clinton. But unfortunately, this is puritan America we live in where hypocrisy reins and the sword swings. So Spitzer will yet another casualty of our national obsession with sex.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is a lot easier to find info on your political enemies now that those in charge can listen to your phone calls, read your email, trace all your banking info, comb through your medical records, etc. I've always thought that was the real purpose with the spying. It has nothing to do with "terrorism".