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(Daily Mail)   Eliot Spitzer on how he will conduct his election comeback campaign; "I will be going out on street corners" Wait. Isn't that what got him into trouble in the first place?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 52
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2013-07-08 05:35:23 PM
He didn't actually say that, did he?

I am going to be on the street corners,' Spitzer told New York Times without a hint of irony. 'We will be out across the city.'

Oh, FFS. Fire your writers, Spitzer. You're running for comptroller not troller.

I think it's hilarious he's running against the madam who procured for him back in his whoring days. I also wonder who's underwriting that campaign.

/Not really.

That noted, Eliot Spitzer is actually one of the good guys in many ways and NY could do a lot worse for a comptroller.

I want Spitzer and Weiner to win.
 
2013-07-08 06:01:30 PM
Are you farking kidding me?

Look, I think whoring should be legalized. Like abortion, whether you approve or not, it's going to happen.

But if you're a major political figure, and you have ambitions of going even farther in office, how astoundingly stupid do you have to be to engage in something highly illegal that some also consider completely immoral?

That's why this guy should not be given any position of responsibility. His judgment sucks. The hubris in thinking he should be given a position where the potential for bribery is enormous is just astounding. This is a guy who was certain he could get away with anything and not get caught. And you want him in charge of the money?
 
2013-07-08 06:05:55 PM

MisterRonbo: And you want him in charge of the money?


Spitzer had a rep as an attack dog before his downfall and some people have speculated that the investigation/prosecution was politically motivated so yeah I want the guy the money guys don't want to watch the money.
 
2013-07-08 06:19:33 PM

quatchi: MisterRonbo: And you want him in charge of the money?

Spitzer had a rep as an attack dog before his downfall and some people have speculated that the investigation/prosecution was politically motivated so yeah I want the guy the money guys don't want to watch the money.


Spitzer is a nasty piece of work who abused his position and exploited vagaries in NY law in an attempt to criminalize common financial conduct, just to further his political career. Speak out against his tactics and he'd call up and start screaming threats at you. Anybody who didn't knuckle under to him and took his charges to court has been acquitted or had their cases dismissed.
 
2013-07-08 06:32:43 PM

jjorsett: quatchi: MisterRonbo: And you want him in charge of the money?

Spitzer had a rep as an attack dog before his downfall and some people have speculated that the investigation/prosecution was politically motivated so yeah I want the guy the money guys don't want to watch the money.

Spitzer is a nasty piece of work who abused his position and exploited vagaries in NY law in an attempt to criminalize common financial conduct, just to further his political career. Speak out against his tactics and he'd call up and start screaming threats at you. Anybody who didn't knuckle under to him and took his charges to court has been acquitted or had their cases dismissed.


And yet, somehow, the law didn't apply to him and he did no jail time when he got caught in the prostitution scandal, but the madam who exposed him did.  That to me is the real reason he should never hold a position with an ounce of power again.  Anyone who thinks the law is only for the little people has no business being involved with the government at all.
 
2013-07-08 06:33:27 PM
I want to know what kind of street corners subby's been hanging out on where you can find a hooker that looks like this:

assets.nydailynews.com
 
2013-07-08 06:38:24 PM
When I was State Attorney General I locked people up for prostitution. Then, instead of going home to my family, I would visit my favorite prostitute. I am the very definition of a 'dirt-bag.'
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2013-07-08 06:40:20 PM
Cheating on your wife is sleazy.  Cheating on your wife with prostitutes even more so.  Go away, Eliot.  I'm pretty sure NY can find someone to do the job that doesn't have to pay to get farked.  You, too, Weiner.  You have lost the trust.  Time to find another career.
 
2013-07-08 06:44:09 PM

quatchi: He didn't actually say that, did he?

I am going to be on the street corners,' Spitzer told New York Times without a hint of irony. 'We will be out across the city.'

Oh, FFS. Fire your writers, Spitzer. You're running for comptroller not troller.

I think it's hilarious he's running against the madam who procured for him back in his whoring days. I also wonder who's underwriting that campaign.

/Not really.

That noted, Eliot Spitzer is actually one of the good guys in many ways and NY could do a lot worse for a comptroller.

I want Spitzer and Weiner to win.


Are you farking kidding me. I live in NYC, had Weiner as my congressman from his election until he resigned. Weiner was pretty corrupt, a bully and was known to harass people who crossed him. He only won because it was a 3:1 democrat:republican district. He was a horrible rep and regret voting for him back in 2008 (finally got some sense and voted against him in 2010). He is horrible.
Spitzer is a crook and a bully. He launched a suit on "behalf of the people" against the beer distributors for giving a better deal to large order purchasers over small dealers (like every business does) and then told them to settle it out of court for an amount that while high was less than what the legal fees of fighting it would cost. And they settled, which also resulted in a raise in the price of beer here in the state. And he did this to a number of companies in the state, the reason why some of them left. I mean Verizon and Pepsico almost left because of him, and others did leave. The few times the companies stood on principal and fought, Spitzer almost always lost (Columbia Law Review put it at less than 10% of the time he won in those types of cases when it actually went to trial, pretty bad rate) It was a way to make himself look good and the companies settled most of the time because they just wanted to get it over with and save money. He spent his career over prosecuting johns, pimps and hookers, and then gets caught using them himself. He routinely violated federal jurisdiction for his own purposes. He also used corrupt methods to gain money as well as corrupt illegal loans (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/item_oeqBEmz4pHUEUMmVER92dJ;jsessionid= 8E 466C8F25B92B5E377418838C9D3356  ) He illegally used the State Police to monitor, tap and spy on ranking GOP politicians and his office was then caught trying to destroy those records. He also issued subpoenas on pro-life organizations and pregnancy crisis counseling centers and harassed them,then dropped everything after a number of them shut down. A year later it came out that he did it on behalf of NARAL as a thank you for all the money they funneled to him, which led to another State Senate investigation for his misuse of office and illegal funds (this was the third or fourth time on that). And the list goes on. Not even Jersey politicians are this bad

he's a fraud, he's corrupt, he's a bully and he should be no where near political office, especially comptroller
 
2013-07-08 06:47:33 PM

quatchi: MisterRonbo: And you want him in charge of the money?

Spitzer had a rep as an attack dog before his downfall and some people have speculated that the investigation/prosecution was politically motivated so yeah I want the guy the money guys don't want to watch the money.


Considering his own problems with illegal loans, illegal use of public funds, illegal campaign money, etc. All stuff he was investigated for and censured for in NY when he was AG (our laws make it hard to convict or remove an AG for such issues without the governors help, Cuomo protected him, as they are both Democrats, and Pataki never cared about corruption during his term, he only cared about increasing tourist, ie; the "I love NY" campaign, and bringing in foreign companies, He was a revenues only guy and didn't focus on anything else). So I want him as far away from the money as possible.
 
2013-07-08 06:50:27 PM
The corners that got him in trouble were on the edges of his cell phone.

Good tail doesn't hang out on street corners.
 
2013-07-08 06:52:53 PM

jjorsett: Spitzer is a nasty piece of work who abused his position and exploited vagaries in NY law in an attempt to criminalize common financial conduct,


Like credit default swaps, gambling investor money, and just plain raping working people?  I'm really ok with Spitzer on this.
 
2013-07-08 06:55:46 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Cheating on your wife is sleazy.  Cheating on your wife with prostitutes even more so.  Go away, Eliot.  I'm pretty sure NY can find someone to do the job that doesn't have to pay to get farked.  You, too, Weiner.  You have lost the trust.  Time to find another career.


Cheating on your wife isn't sleazy if you are boning such a fine female specimen. He should be lauded for his choice in women.
 
2013-07-08 07:00:50 PM

Semi-Sane: Cheating on your wife isn't sleazy if you are boning such a fine female specimen. He should be lauded for his choice in women.


You sound single.
 
2013-07-08 07:10:13 PM
With how gerrymandered our districts are all he has to do is run under the right letter in the right area. Not rocket surgery.
 
2013-07-08 07:14:11 PM
I respect Spitzer more than most philanderers because at least he was paying for it, unlike Mssrs. Clinton, Bryant and Schwarzenegger.

/I hate cheapskates
 
2013-07-08 07:30:35 PM
JFC. Dude is in a loveless sham marriage. Instead of farking one of his underlings at work, he paid for it. A'sG don't get to unilaterally decide to just not enforce certain laws, so he wasn't a hypocrite. Everyone needs to unclutch their pearls and quit pretending like he's some kind of monster.

Very rich and very powerful people are scared to death of this guy. If that's not a reason to put him in public office, nothing is.

Oh, and his "Madame" won't get nearly enough signatures in time to make the Democratic primary, and the media knows this, but are playing dumb just to sell some copy. I hate when they do that.

/will be signing his petition tomorrow, hopefully
 
2013-07-08 07:34:23 PM

jedihirsch: And they settled, which also resulted in a raise in the price of beer here in the state.


I can overlook a lot of stuff, but raising the price of beer?!? Break out the torches and pitchforks!!!
 
2013-07-08 07:40:03 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Cheating on your wife is sleazy.  Cheating on your wife with prostitutes even more so.  Go away, Eliot.  I'm pretty sure NY can find someone to do the job that doesn't have to pay to get farked.  You, too, Weiner.  You have lost the trust.  Time to find another career.


Honest question: from a woman's perspective, is it really worse that he paid for sex than having a full-blown affair with someone that works for him?
 
2013-07-08 07:45:43 PM

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Honest question: from a woman's perspective, is it really worse that he paid for sex than having a full-blown affair with someone that works for him?


I'll ask my wife.
 
2013-07-08 08:01:01 PM

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: A'sG don't get to unilaterally decide to just not enforce certain laws


Actually, yes, they more or less do. Prosecuting attorneys decide whether or not to press a case based on the evidence and nature of the charges.
 
2013-07-08 08:30:58 PM

quatchi: That noted, Eliot Spitzer is actually one of the good guys in many ways


No, he isn't.  He's a grandstanding bully and a hypocrite.
 
2013-07-08 08:37:56 PM

MisterRonbo: But if you're a major political figure, and you have ambitions of going even farther in office, how astoundingly stupid do you have to be to engage in something highly illegal that some also consider completely immoral?


It wasn't just that:  He prosecuted people for prostitution related charges while he was engaging the services of prostitutes.  That's the pinnacle of hypocrisy.

Had it just been a run-of-the-mill affair, he could be perhaps politically rehabilitated.  Having an affair may be immoral, but it's not illegal.  Actively soliciting prostitutes *IS* illegal, and doubly so across state lines.

You'll note that the announcement that he wouldn't face federal charges came the day after Barack Obama was elected president in 2008.  Yeah, I'm *SURE* that the announcement that prominent Democratic former Governor Eliot Spitzer wouldn't face federal charges for attempting to subvert bank transaction reporting laws, not to mention Mann Act violations, the day after a Democrat was elected president was *PURELY* coincidental.
 
2013-07-08 08:40:02 PM

tinyarena: When I was State Attorney General I locked people up for prostitution. Then, instead of going home to my family, I would visit my favorite prostitute. I am the very definition of a 'dirt-bag.'
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This.

I don't really care that Spitzer engaged in consensual commercial sex. I do care that he was doing it while aggressively prosecuting people for identical conduct.

The one benefit of the sex scandal for Spitzer is people forgot that his governorship was falling apart before the scandal hit.
 
2013-07-08 08:42:01 PM

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: JFC. Dude is in a loveless sham marriage. Instead of farking one of his underlings at work, he paid for it. A'sG don't get to unilaterally decide to just not enforce certain laws, so he wasn't a hypocrite. Everyone needs to unclutch their pearls and quit pretending like he's some kind of monster.


So it's OK for someone to violate the law, including federal banking laws (which is what brought him to the attention of the Feds), so long as you agree with him politically.

And *YES*, he *IS* a hypocrite.  If he's in a loveless sham marriage, divorce the biatch and go wild.  Plenty of free poontang for the taking to a man with his money and power.
 
2013-07-08 08:48:23 PM

Willas Tyrell: The one benefit of the sex scandal for Spitzer is people forgot that his governorship was falling apart before the scandal hit.


Yep.  He couldn't get anything done in the legislature, and even people in his own party were turning on him because he was a bully.  He improperly used state troopers to do political surveillance on state senate majority leader Joe Bruno (R).  Then state attorney general (now governor) Andrew Cuomo (D) put out a report stating that Spitzer had misused state resources in an attempt to damage a rival (Bruno).
 
2013-07-08 09:30:17 PM
He is slime of the worst kind who should not even be elected dog catcher. He sent lots of men and women to jail for prostitution. He gets caught and of course since he is rich and powerful he does NO jail time. He should never be permitted to show his face in public again.
 
2013-07-08 10:08:03 PM

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Honest question: from a woman's perspective, is it really worse that he paid for sex than having a full-blown affair with someone that works for him?


From a dude's perspective, would you be more pissed if your wife was boning some random young guy she met on the street or someone she knew well and worked with for years?

I'm pretty sure both are unforgivable, and while the latter is a betrayal of trust at a fundamental level the former seems much more destructive and dangerous.  How are you supposed to forgive and forget if your SO will fark just about anyone as long as the sex is easily available and chances of being caught are minimal?  Particularly risky sex with a stranger, they could just as soon be stabbing you with a dirty needle every night before bed.
 
2013-07-08 10:39:04 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Semi-Sane: Cheating on your wife isn't sleazy if you are boning such a fine female specimen. He should be lauded for his choice in women.

You sound single.


Are you still "single" if you live in your Mom's basement?
 
2013-07-08 10:52:45 PM

fusillade762: I want to know what kind of street corners subby's been hanging out on where you can find a hooker that looks like this:


Came here to say pretty much this. You don't pick up $5k/hour ladies on random street corners.
 
2013-07-08 11:06:00 PM
Why is it that Americans get more upset by politicians giving money to whores than politicians taking money from pimps? Isn't that a double standard?
 
2013-07-08 11:17:13 PM
Nice headline, subs.
 
2013-07-08 11:29:56 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Semi-Sane: Cheating on your wife isn't sleazy if you are boning such a fine female specimen. He should be lauded for his choice in women.

You sound single.


Is it still considered single if I have given my right and left hands female names?
 
2013-07-08 11:55:56 PM
I couldn't be a politician.  My ego would get the best of me like this guy.  So instead I throw verbal rocks at my opponents on Fark because that is all I can spare of my time.  This guy has a lot of balls to even try again.  More power to him, reinventing yourself is the embodiment of forgiveness.
 
2013-07-09 12:44:18 AM

rev. dave: This guy has a lot of balls to even try again.  More power to him, reinventing yourself is the embodiment of forgiveness.


Or revelatory of a pathological obsession for power, status, and recognition.
 
2013-07-09 01:06:03 AM
If Spitzer had gone to the street corners, he might have had enough cash to pay his hooker. It was using a credit card that trapped him. Well, that and paying for sex in the first place.
 
2013-07-09 02:24:47 AM

tinyarena: When I was State Attorney General I locked people up for prostitution. Then, instead of going home to my family, I would visit my favorite prostitute. I am the very definition of a 'dirt-bag.'
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I was actually a fan of Spitzer (that's coming from a 'Right-Wing New Yorker'). Unlike most politicians he owned up to what he'd done rather than lie about and make excuses. While he was in term a lot of road construction was at night and during the day roads were open the moment the coke head who replaced him took over it went back to day time work and commute times went back up.

/Don't care what a politician does with their time/money so long as they do the job and get results.
 
2013-07-09 02:51:08 AM

Lt_Ryan: I was actually a fan of Spitzer (that's coming from a 'Right-Wing New Yorker'). Unlike most politicians he owned up to what he'd done rather than lie about and make excuses. While he was in term a lot of road construction was at night and during the day roads were open the moment the coke head who replaced him took over it went back to day time work and commute times went back up.

/Don't care what a politician does with their time/money so long as they do the job and get results.


So how much did Spitzer's dad pay you to post that?
 
2013-07-09 03:16:31 AM
He saw that Weiner's getting elected mayor without even trying, so he figured "why not?"  He's a jerkoff, but he's ambitious and he's not stupid.  He'll probably be knock Gillibrand out of her Senate seat in a few years.
 
2013-07-09 07:17:19 AM

DeaH: If Spitzer had gone to the street corners, he might have had enough cash to pay his hooker. It was using a credit card that trapped him. Well, that and paying for sex in the first place.


Who the hell needs hookers? In Albany, if you have any kind of legislative power at all there will be somebody eager willing to sleep with you - and they'll be discreet.

Note to young reporters: if you've just met a smoking hot legislative press secretary and think you have a shot at making your professional relationship into something more, don't bother - she's probably banging her boss.

It's tradition for downstate legislators to have the wife at home and the mistress in Albany - the practice is so widespread it has its own Wikipedia entry.
 
2013-07-09 07:25:03 AM

SunsetLament: He'll probably be knock Gillibrand out of her Senate seat in a few years.


Do not shortchange Gillibrand. She's smarter than Spitzer, a better fundraiser, knows how to win in Republican districts, and gets shiat done without being an attention whore.

Also, this.

media.vogue.com

She'll be our first hot president.
 
2013-07-09 07:38:19 AM
I really don't care what a politician does, so long as I never hear about it.  If they can keep it quiet and do their jobs, it means they've got their shiat in order.  When they can no longer manage their shiat, they are no longer competent to manage my shiat and should be drummed out on their lousy asses.
 
2013-07-09 08:17:08 AM

Gulper Eel: SunsetLament: He'll probably be knock Gillibrand out of her Senate seat in a few years.

Do not shortchange Gillibrand. She's smarter than Spitzer, a better fundraiser, knows how to win in Republican districts, and gets shiat done without being an attention whore.

Also, this.

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She'll be our first hot president.


She's *NOT* going to be president.

Back when she represented by congressional district in NY as a member of the House, she was quite pro-gun rights, enough that I actually voted for her.  Once she had to worry about being re-elected statewide after being appointed Senator to replace carpetbagger Hilary Clinton, she did a 180 turn on that issue.

She might have gotten away with that, but the events of the last few months are going to manifest themselves in US politics for the next couple decades, and that flip-flop is going to hurt her on the national level, badly.

Though I would still totally nail her.
 
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2013-07-09 08:36:15 AM
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SMUG ASSHOLE IDIOT.


SMUG ASSHOLE IDIOT


Come on New Yorkers... you ought to be smart enough that this becomes the first time a written in "None of the above" wins the election.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-07-09 08:37:12 AM
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Here is the SMUG ASSHOLE IDIOT weiner.  Thanks, Fark.
 
2013-07-09 08:49:44 AM
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With a new foreword by Eliot Spitzer  and Anthony Weiner.
 
2013-07-09 08:54:07 AM

MisterRonbo: Are you farking kidding me?

Look, I think whoring should be legalized. Like abortion, whether you approve or not, it's going to happen.

But if you're a major political figure, and you have ambitions of going even farther in office, how astoundingly stupid do you have to be to engage in something highly illegal that some also consider completely immoral?

That's why this guy should not be given any position of responsibility. His judgment sucks. The hubris in thinking he should be given a position where the potential for bribery is enormous is just astounding. This is a guy who was certain he could get away with anything and not get caught. And you want him in charge of the money?


People do stupid things for sex. I'm willing to give him a pass on that, but not on his hypocrisy. He prosecuted prostitution rings and then used their services.
 
2013-07-09 09:00:59 AM
Come again, Mr. Spritzer?
 
2013-07-09 12:08:15 PM

Virtuoso80: People do stupid things for sex. I'm willing to give him a pass on that, but not on his hypocrisy. He prosecuted prostitution rings and then used their services.


This.  And he violated federal banking laws in order to cover it up.

If he was merely dipping his wick into some doe-eyed staffer, meh.  This is fundamentally different than that, and while it involves sex, it isn't the sex itself that is the fundamentally bad part of the scandal.
 
2013-07-09 12:56:20 PM
That debate would be over in 1. All she has to say is. "Who is more qualified to manage your money. Someone who turned $1000 dollars into a $6 million dollar a year business or someone with low enough impulse control to spend $1000 dollars for what was probably an hours worth of knob polishing?"
 
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