Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Eliot Spitzer resigns

I take no joy in seeing the fall of such a sanctimonious freak. There is simply one lesson in this: Do what you want behind closed doors; even if you're cheating on your spouse (which, of course, I do not condone) and betraying the trust of your children (even worse!). Just make sure you pay with cash and in non-consecutive bills.

Spitzer's replacement come Monday is David Paterson who is, as far as I know, the first blind person to hold a state chief executive position. New York State has a lot of structural problems, hampered by a long dysfunctional legislature, and it's going to take more than just a cheerful disposition to fix those problems. Paterson will need more than luck but he should be up to the task and should be wished all the best.

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1 comment:

Saskboy said...

"Just make sure you pay with cash and in non-consecutive bills."

Actually, the radio said they tracked him because of large cash withdrawals. Creepy.