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Good riddance to Spitzer

Posted by Richard on March 12, 2008

Ann Coulter's rabid social conservatism is far from my cup of tea, but I do admire her gift for language and ability to turn a phrase. As a fan of puns, I think "Whoreable Behavior" (title of her latest column) is by far the best Eliot Spitzer quip I've heard. And then there's this zinger: "Hillary Clinton couldn't feel worse about the Spitzer case if she were an actual New Yorker." <rimshot />

If you want to know why some of us are pleased to see Spitzer run out of office (and hopefully have his presidential ambitions dashed), read Roger Donway's 2005 article (when Spitzer was running for Governor), "Eliot Spitzer: Ayatollah General," from The New Individualist.

I'm delighted by the downfall of this arrogant, sanctimonious SOB, who never met a capitalist he didn't want to destroy and never had any scruples about how he went about it.

I initially felt sympathy for Spitzer's entire family, but then I saw a report that his wife had urged him to stick it out and not resign. So I'll save my sympathy for his poor daughters. Every day at school must be torture for them.

UPDATE (3/13): See also John Fund's column in the 3/12 Wall Street Journal, which makes it clear that Spitzer brought his arrogance, disdain for the rule of law, and unscrupulousness with him to the governor's office.  

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