Obligatory Spitzer Post

1 comment March 10th, 2008at 07:18pm Posted by Eli

Just remember, when the Republicans and the news media start wringing their hands and howling for Spitzer’s head, that his actions were not markedly different from David Vitter’s, and I don’t see any Republicans or pundits calling for his head. And his actions surely were nowhere near as bad as Mark Foley’s, and how long did House Republicans cover for him?

Consorting with prostitutes is either an unforgivable offense that should be cause for immediate resignation, or it should be a private, personal matter with no repercussions for one’s public office. I lean towards the latter, but it’s more important that whatever the standard may be, it should be applied equally to politicians of both parties.

If Spitzer resigns over this, he will be demonstrating far more honor and integrity after his fall than any Republican. If his party or his colleagues force him to resign, then they are showing far more honor and integrity than their opposite numbers in the GOP. If Spitzer chooses to brazen it out and the Democrats make excuses for him, then they’re no better (or worse) than the Republicans.

My point being, whatever the members of the Family Values Party decry about Spitzer and the Democrats, they decry about their own.

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Media,Republicans

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  • 1. minorfreesit  |  May 6th, 2008 at 11:33 pm

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