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Fleabag & SUNYEdit

Fleabag!

Spitzer going down.

The whole Attorney General's Office should follow.

What's wrong with Cuomo? 68.39.174.238 03:58, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

I wish some news agency would pick up on how SUNY is the one New York State Agency that is not under their jurisdiction.......

SUNY Spitzer NYS Attorney General's Office - Fraud Fraud Fraud —Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.75.134.31 (talk) 20:32, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

You better resignEdit

For the good of new york, resign —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.234.33.43 (talk) 21:41, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

involved with, linked to?Edit

To me the phrases 'involved with' and 'linked to' imply a relationship more than just being a customer. I am a customer of Starbucks but I would deny that I am either involved with or linked to Starbucks. I don't think there is any evidence yet that Spitzer was anything other than a customer, is there? Ike9898 - (talk) 21:43, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Hope we can start to change the wikipeida page to say "was" a governor. --74.69.111.129 22:09, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

ChargesEdit

he will not get indicted for anything prostitution related, but it had something to do with taxes, because the IRS was after these people —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.234.33.43 (talk) 00:24, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

high priced indeedEdit

Some reports that I have seen say that this ring charges as much as $5,000/hour. Even at Spitzer's salary of $179,000 that would seem outside his price-range. If all of this is true, I wouldn't be surprised to see future charges of Eliot dipping into campaign funds or even state coffers to pay for this. --SVTCobra 00:36, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

That does sound excessive, and that's not a pittance salary. I wonder who they were pricing for if they did set it that high (or just the imprudent)? 68.39.174.238 03:48, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
Update: Times says 4 300 USD. Don't know how trustworthy that is. 68.39.174.238 03:56, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
Here's the deal, he's wealthy anyway: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080311/ap_on_re_us/spitzer_prostitution (About ½way through). 68.39.174.238 00:57, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Mann ActEdit

He may be prosecuted under this 1910 Act (also known as the White-Slave Traffic Act)written primarily to discourage and punish prostitution. But my question is, if all he did was employ the services of a prostitute, why need he resign? I think he set his own bar too high by coming down as hard as he did on prostitution as Attorney General, so that not stepping down would be in conflict with his public persona. So you could say he now must lie in his own bed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mresteubing (talkcontribs) 04:08, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

The State Constitution doesn't seem to specify grounds for impeachment, just who and how. I guess it's possible he could be impeached, but that would entail a major party breakup. 68.39.174.238 19:46, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

AllegationsEdit

As of now I see nothing to suggest he is guilty of anything. Not only did the NY Times quote an anonymous source, they allege Spitzer is in court documents...and not once is his name mentioned in any of those court papers. And if it is, then its inked out like 90% of the papers are. It SICKENS me to see ANY agency reporting these allegations as facts. There is no proof and there is nothing to back up the claims of this single report by the Times. I hate to think that these people working for the Times calls themselves journalists. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 12:38, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Yes yes yes. Fephisto - (talk) 13:45, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
Didn't he make an apologetic speech? I would've expected him to flat out deny it if infact it was false. 68.39.174.238 19:31, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Spitzer should resignEdit

How might one stomach Spitzer holding the office of New York State's chief executive when he breaks statutory and biblical law? His arrogance, and he was famed for his arrogance as long ago as secondary school (Horace Mann), or is it hubris, set the stage for his pratfall literally with his pants at his ankles.65.88.88.126 17:27, 11 March 2008 (UTC)SLY 111

Allegedly...I take what the Times says with a grain of salt. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 17:39, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

ImpeachmentEdit

Spitzer should resign and save Democrats the demeaning task of fighting Republicans on the question. Bill Clinton he is not; indeed, many Democrats, and former Democrats, were sickened that scant political capital was spent to save a man who sullied the office with amateur Don Juan antics. Same here for Spitzer if he doesn't resign.64.61.144.67 22:42, 11 March 2008 (UTC)SLY 111

New York SOON TO BE EX Governor Spitzer About to ResignEdit

Well, the pendejo has realized his pendejo-ness and is about to resign.... he can head over to Laputa any time he wants to, so long as immigration there happens to be legal! (i.e., Las Vegas suburbs, Amsterdam, etc) Rickyrab - (talk) 15:17, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Bottom line, what Spitzer does with his manhood is not my concern as a tax payer I would hope it was during off-hours and at his own expense. He should not resign. History shows other Venerated men with indiscretions, recall Kennedy and his numerous extramarital consorts.

What takes place in a bedroom should not affect ones political or professional career.

-BB —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.66.106.231 (talk) 14:10, 13 March 2008 (UTC)