Video: Spitz resigns, pretends that he’s sorry

posted at 12:19 pm on March 12, 2008 by Allahpundit

Didn’t want to bury this at the end of the other post. What’s the worst part? The ritual shaming of his wife by having her appear beside him yet again? The references to his “private” failings even as he’s engaged in plea negotiations with federal prosecutors to avoid being indicted? His insistence that he’ll pursue the public good in other ways going forward when we all know he’ll land at some law firm defending POS white-collar criminals for spectacular fees? Answer: None of the above. The worst part is his solemn assertion that he couldn’t tolerate the idea of dragging the state through the ordeal of trying to stay in office. Couldn’t he?

In one of the last and desperate rounds of the end game, a top Spitzer administration official reached out to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s staff on Tuesday to see if the governor could avoid an impeachment vote. But the prospects were grim.

Republicans have pledged to try to have Mr. Spitzer impeached and only 34 of the more than 100 Democrats in the Assembly would be needed for the matter to be referred to the Senate for an impeachment trial. It was clear during the discussions that 34 or more Democrats were almost certain to vote against the governor.

That outcome would have been a dire for the governor, because his top political rival, Senate majority leader Joseph L. Bruno, leads the Senate, where a trial would have been held.

He had no cards left to play; that’s the only reason he folded. Good riddance, Steamroller.


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Texyank on March 13, 2008 at 10:51 AM

Good grief. Why can’t he or many other public officials understand that, when you’re a public servant, nothing is private? The job of governor is a 24/7/365/4 appointment, and most people would agree that humping ladies half one’s age isn’t in the job description.

flutejpl on March 12, 2008 at 1:01 PM

I’d just like to correct something: “The job of governor is a 24/7/365/4 appointment, and most people would agree that humping ladies (explicitly paid for such purposes) half one’s age isn’t in the job description.” See, now I got no problem with some single 50-60 year-old pol getting it on with the ladies of any legal age. THAT is a private matter. But once one throws out a vow such as marriage, I don’t care if it’s long-term use of hookers, as in Spitzer’s case, or long-term use of anything nearby, as in Clinton’s case, it shows bad judgement and the whole ‘lying is okay’ hypocracy. For the wives of such men, ‘standing by your man’ is not an option, but rather some form of perverse self-misogyny. It’s all about the payoff, as Hillary can attest. So who’s the honest hooker?

RickZ on March 13, 2008 at 1:49 PM

Watching and listening to this was indeed eye candy. This man, and a lot of people in power seem to think they are above every one of their constituents. Reminds me of the line Rhett Butler said to Scarlet in “Gone With the Wind”. “you are like the thief who is not the least bit sorry he stole, but is sorry he is going to jail”. Very telling huh?

pueblo1032 on March 13, 2008 at 2:13 PM

The Macon Music, a minor league team, have a great idea. Hold Elliot Spitzer night:

So far, the Guv has not accepted their invite but no matter, for the right price I’d guess Kristen could be had as a sub.

EconomicNeocon on March 13, 2008 at 4:01 PM