Monday, March 10, 2008

Eliot Spitzer

Well, well, well. The esteemed Guv'nor of New Yark, Eliot "Ness" Spitzer was today exposed as a client in a federal prostitution ring. A stanch ally of none other than Hillary Clinton. I watched the press conference and had one thought in mind. Watch the press conference.

To me, the definition of a perfect day would have been, his wife leaning over into the mic after he was done speaking and saying;

"I am going to file for divorce and take this SOB for everything I can"

and from Hugh Hewitt;

Meanwhile, on the national stage, the Spitzer scandal has implications. He is a superdelegate, and has pledged his support for Hillary Clinton. The Lieutenant Governor, David Paterson, also is a Clinton superdelegate. The question that has to be asked is if Spitzer does try to remain in office in spite of the scandal, what does Team Hillary do with his superdelegate vote? The Democratic nomination has reached the point where neither candidate can realistically achieve the necessary delegate count to claim the nomination outright, so the process is going to fall to the superdelegates. And if Hillary is going to try and steal the nomination, she surely cannot afford to waste any superdelegate votes out there. Will Hillary call for him to step down, or will she do the unthinkable, reminding people of all that was wrong with the Clinton administration in the 90's by defending him?

Does anyone else see the irony in Hillary Clinton supporters having to defend Spitzer becuase they need his superdelegate vote? Does the Obama camp figure this out and press Hillary to reject his vote?

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