SPidge Tales

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Gov. Eliot "Client 9" Spitzer

I smelled trouble the moment governor Eliot “Client 9” Spitzer approached the podium for a press conference, with his wife by his side. This is the modern politician’s way of announcing to the world he will be sleeping on the couch tonight.

I’m in shock. I don’t know what to think about this. Those $4,300 dollars could have bought countless drivers licenses for illegal immigrants. What happened to the good old days, when philandering politicians sat in bathroom stalls and tapped their feet?

Three-thousand years ago, King David sealed his love affair with Bathsheba by sending her husband, Uriah the Hittite, to death in battle. Today’s politicians seal their infidelities with a different type of deathblow. They butcher our intelligence with the farcical press conference and the euphemistic circumlocutions. “It was a lapse in judgment.” Gee, you think?

Political maneuvering has been around since the dawn of man. Can we be all that surprised when a practitioner of probably the world’s second oldest profession gets caught up in the world’s oldest occupation?


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