Is saying sorry to your colleagues and constituents enough after being exposed for purchasing prostitution services during the height of the Democratic nomination? Or is the real apology owed to your wife, children and family for the hurt and embarrassment caused for publicly exposing their personal lives? Say what you will, but New York State Governor, Eliot Spitzer, has undoubtedly found himself intertwined in allegations that suggest he patronized a high-priced prostitution ring. $1,000.00 per hour was the alleged cost of these services which were readily available to some of New York's more ---eh hum--- prominent people.
Spitzer will resign his post on Monday as incoming Lt.-Gov. David Patterson prepares to accept the post. He's an interesting guy, first African-American to hold this office and legally blind. It's unfortunate the circumstances which have led to his nomination to this important office is tainted with Spitzer's actions.
Spitzer, a former Attorney General, has been accused of spending close to $80,000 for "call girl" services and will face large criticism within party ranks as the Obama and Clinton race continues. A staunch supporter of the Clinton campaign team, his ostracizing begins immediately. Hmm. Is it just me or is there a trend here developing among high profile Democrats and extra-marital affairs?
Unfortunately, many people have focused their sympathy on the end of this Time Magazine's 2002 Crusader of the Year award winner's career. I say the sympathy should be oriented toward his wife who has stood by his side since the scandals inception. Standing by your man is never an easy thing when politician's have cheating hearts. If you don't believe me you can always ask Hilary.