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Eliot Spitzer wants back in……..

The Dog has posted this up before…….

Eliot Spitzer wants back in the political world…..while he might be bidding his time right now ( This piece shows his human side…… something absent before his fall from grace )…but…..make no mistake about it….

He wants to run, and get elected to a statewide post……he’s itching to get back….he’s taking his lumps now…but……

The Dog thinks he’ll be back…..one way..or another…..

Here’s the start of a Time Magazine piece……

His prospects for a full-fledged comeback may be slim, considering the transgressions that led him to resign as governor in 2008. After becoming chief executive of New York and swearing to enforce its laws, Spitzer was found to be a perpetrator, a patron of an illegal prostitution ring who was wiring money to shell corporations to pay for his habit. It was hypocrisy on a scale that was hard to fathom, as if Eliot Ness had been busted for peddling gin from his apartment.

At his wife Silda’s insistence, he has undergone marriage counseling and therapy. But so far, Spitzer’s attempted rehabilitation has largely been a media phenomenon. He’s a favorite guest on cable news shows, where he opines about Wall Street and regulatory reform. As he struggles to redefine his legacy, he is helped by the plunging standards for public figures; we seem to live in the midst of an endless race to the bottom, where it is nearly impossible to become permanently discredited. The ineptitude of his successor in the governor’s office, David Paterson, who is embroiled in scandals of his own and is facing calls for his resignation, has fueled nostalgia for Spitzer’s onetime image of official competence. Still, it’s hard to imagine that most voters could stomach having him back.

After a year and a half of hibernation, which he spent trying to repair his fractured family, Spitzer seems to have decided that he has done his penance. He has burst back into public view, eager to chime in on everything from the Treasury Secretary to the significance of the Democrats’ loss of Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat. Meanwhile, his friends are busy fanning rumors that he may again run for office, hinting in the press that he is “considering” entering the race for Senator, state comptroller or even mayor of New York City. (“You Can’t Keep a Bad Man Down: Spitzer Is Eyeing a Comeback,” read a headline in the New York Post, one of his main antagonists.) “Politics gets my heart pounding faster than buying a building and raising rents,” Spitzer says. But on the question of his trying to return to office: “You have to understand what my family would go through,” he says. “It would be unbearable. I just couldn’t do that to them. It would be day after day of the ugly stuff.”

March 14, 2010 - Posted by | Counterpoints, Crime, Family, Government, Home, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | ,

13 Comments »

  1. This is outrageous. The last thing we need is to put Elliot Spitzer back in a position of trust.

    He lied for 2 long years about illegal loans to is campaign for Attorney General.

    Sleezy Spitzer please spare us and go away for good!

    Comment by Lindsey | March 15, 2010 | Reply

    • I would not be surprised to see him run for something…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | March 15, 2010 | Reply

  2. Spitzer = Corruption, money laundering, prostitution & lies

    Elliot save your wife and taxpayers the embarrassment…Go away for good.

    Comment by David | March 15, 2010 | Reply

  3. Come on. Let’s face the cold hard truth. In this life, some offenses are beyond rehabilitation.

    Congratulations to Roger Stone for relentlessly pursuing the truth about Spitzer.

    There is no place in the honorable electoral system for Spitzer. The facts that anyone could think differently is alarming.

    Hap Farley2

    Comment by Hap Farley2 | March 15, 2010 | Reply

  4. I can’t believe New Yorkers would ever be that dumb – first, the guy prosecuted half of Wall Street by day and shook the other half down for campaign contributions by night (and also lied for years about $9m in campaign “loans”)He was entrusted by the people to protect their interests, yet he abused his position time and time again (State Police spying on his political nemisis Joe Bruno and then lying about that) I’m not even going to mention the prostitution mess- elected again? are you kidding me? MSNBC may want him but not NY voters

    Comment by Ed Gomez | March 15, 2010 | Reply

    • You never know with people…….

      Look at Vitter in Louisiana……

      Comment by jamesb101 | March 15, 2010 | Reply

  5. Spitzer is a liar. He lied about having the State Police fabricate documents and spy on his political opponents, while illegally funding his campaigns for Attorney General. The campaigns were funded on $9 million in loans for 2 years. As Attorney General and Governor Spitzer knowingly broke Federal Money Laundering Laws. He only admitted these things when his cover up crumbled and he resigned!

    Why would you put a man like this into a position of trust again?!

    Comment by justin michaels | March 15, 2010 | Reply

  6. Did you know that Spitzer funded 2 campaigns for Attorney General with loans adding up to about $9 million. He lied about that for over 2 years. Spitzer also lied about not knowing he was breaking Federal Money Laundering Laws during his Attorney General terms and while he was Governor.

    Face it. Eliot Spitzer is a lying person. How can you trust him and put him in a powerful position like this?

    Comment by eli jacobs | March 15, 2010 | Reply

    • Wow.…a lot of strong reaction on this story…I mean strong!

      Comment by jamesb101 | March 15, 2010 | Reply

  7. Spitzer is a liar!He lied about having the State Police fabricate documents and spy on his political opponents, while illegally funding his campaigns for Attorney General. The campaigns were funded on $9 million in loans for 2 years. As Attorney General and Governor Spitzer knowingly broke Federal Money Laundering Laws. He only admitted these things when his cover up crumbled and he resigned!

    Why would you put a man like this into a position of trust again?!

    Comment by justin michaels | March 15, 2010 | Reply

  8. Justin, Spitzer is FINISHED politicaly, it might be better off for the NY State Democrats to have new blood.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | March 16, 2010 | Reply

  9. You can’t make this stuff up….unbelievable….is there any wonder people are losing faith in government?….Please go away and don’t ask for the ‘public trust’ again.

    Comment by Dr. John | March 19, 2010 | Reply

    • sorry Dr. they won’t go away…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | March 19, 2010 | Reply


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