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NY Gov. Spitzer caught in prostitution ring

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by kida, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. kida

    kida Well-Known Member

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    More here.

    Will he resign? Should he?
     
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    Hillary can't be happy about this. As far as I know she hasn't made any statements about it, but it looks like it's going to mess up her delegate count:

    WSJ
     
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    too bad for him, he got caught. i'm sure there are lots more who haven't been.
     
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    Just in this morning. He's supposed to hold a press conference at 11:30 ET:
    AP
     
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    Watching the news right now, Spitzer is announcing his intention to resign,
    gave David Patterson his blessing as new governor.
     
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    it's just as well. now there won't be tons of people all distracted by it, and NY can move on with business. sorry end to a promising career, although i've been hearing on the news all of a sudden that he didn't really have very many good friends, people just supported him because he was supposedly tough on white collar crime
     
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    Now that he's resigned, should he face criminal charges? He could face charges for soliciting prostitution, but more likely than that he could be in trouble for structuring and money laundering.
    Reuters
     
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    My question has always related to his wife, Silda. Why would she stand with him at the press conference? Had he not destroyed their marriage and their reputation?

    I understand if she forgave him, but did she really? Was it another politically saavy move?
     
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