Monday, March 10, 2008

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer '81 linked to prostitution ring

Shocking news from the New York Times:

Gov. Eliot Spitzer has informed his most senior administration officials that he had been involved in a prostitution ring, an administration official said this morning...

Just last week, federal prosecutors arrested four people in connection with an expensive prostitution operation. Administration officials would not say that this was the ring with which the governor had become involved.

But a person with knowledge of the governor’s role said that the person believes the governor is one of the men identified as clients in court papers.

The governor’s travel records show that he was in Washington in mid-February. One of the clients described in court papers arranged to meet with a prostitute who was part of the ring, the Emperors Club VIP on the night of Feb. 13.

A troubling day for Princetonians in government service. Spitzer was the USG Chairman (the position now called president) during his time at Princeton, and won the New York governorship with more than 65 percent of the vote in 2006.

Update II: Spitzer apologized to his family and the public, stating according to CNN that he "acted in way that violates his obligation to his family," and continuing to say "I am disappointed that I failed to live up to the standard I expected of myself." According to several sources, Spitzer could resign as early as tonight.




6 comments:

Anonymous said...

He won the PRIMARY with 80% of the vote. He won the general election 69-29.2.

Anonymous said...

EVERYBODY DANCE NOW!

08 said...

I guess he won't be running for president now?

Anonymous said...

STDs? Hopefully he used protection and didn't go to McCosh...

Anonymous said...

This is nothing compared to Bill Frist's shenanigans

Anonymous said...

The anonymous comment about "Bill Frist's shenanigans" makes no sense for those of us who are not familiar with this insinuation. If thepsoter has facts, post them with a substantiating link or two, otherwise, all I can say the poster is "Is it true you've stopped molesting children?"