The Not So Sly Governor

Never trust the morality police. The higher a person carries the morality flag, the deeper he falls when caught with his own pants down.

Governor Eliot Spitzer (aka Client 9) of New York is just the latest high profile man of power to come under the public’s radar. I have no sympathy for politicians or others who make a life out of preaching and prosecuting others for their own sins.

Spitzer must have thought he was oh, so sly… as he went by the name of George Fox.

I do think Spitzer deserves a trial by a jury of his peers — a true jury of his peers filled with men and women who were tried for similar sex crimes during his administration as governor or attorney general. Let the good governor sit on trial while these folks, who otherwise minded their own business, sit in judgment of his committing the same sex crimes that he so proudly hailed victory over in his moral crusade. Throw in a couple of spouses or other family members who felt embarrassed and disgraced when their relative’s indiscretions were publicly revealed and their lives were torn apart because the good governor was trying to make a name for himself.

Do I feel sorry for the wife? I don’t know the wife. Until yesterday, I didn’t even know who the governor was. Maybe she was standing behind him holding the morality flag during his campaign speeches. I don’t know how the rich live. Is it normal for a rich man to spend thousands of dollars of the household budget on a single visit with a prostitute and have nothing to show for where the family’s money went? I don’t know the answer to this question. What did she know – or ignore – about his routines?

His kids? Yes, I do have compassion for them.

This case reminds me of former St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney George Peach, aka Larry Johnson. He has long faded away from public sight since it came to light in the early ’90s that his off-work hobby was meeting prostitutes in cheesy hotel rooms, using taxpayers money to fund his apparent addiction to illicit sex. Like Client 9, he was a high profile member of the morality police — prosecuting prostitutes and their customers. He was eventually convicted of stealing and lost his law license.

There’s a reason they call prostitution the oldest profession. It’s not going to go away. And neither are these high-profile sex scandals. Thanks to the internet, there are more tools to track down customers and clients alike. Maybe society should just collect taxes from these operations and let God stand in judgment of the activity itself.

Before the morality police run around convicting every body else for sex crimes committed between consenting adults, they need to look in the mirror.

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3 Responses to “The Not So Sly Governor”

  1. Theresa

    Like you, I have no sympathy for this guy at all. I do feel bad for his 3 daughters, it’s gonna be tough for them. Just goes to show that most politicans (and probably most people) think they are above the law and won’t get caught (you’d think they would be smarter). Apparently the mirror they are looking in doesn’t reflect their own actions. I’m just sitting here shaking my head wondering what is wrong with people today.

  2. The Domestic Goddess

    Freaking pompous eejit. Thought he could be above the law. How are we supposed to respect the people who MAKE ours laws if they keep breaking them? And you know what, I am not here to judge him or anything. I just feel badly for his poor family. They are the only ones that are suffering here. Hope he got himself a good VD.

  3. intuitivelyobvious

    If he got a VD (I guess you mean venereal disease)…..then his wife might too. I hope she has a good lawyer, doctor, and psychiatrist.

    Now they are saying he may have spent up to $80,000…and that’s only what would be traceable.

    If the wife in these cases has an inkling, and ignores it, then she’s in the same league as many “working girls” ie hanging in there for the money.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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