March 19, 2008

ALL ABOARD THE CRAZY BUS:

Why Spitzer was Bushwhacked (F William Engdahl, 3/20/08, Asia Times)

The spectacular and bizarre release of secret FBI wiretap data to the New York Times exposing the tryst of New York State governor Eliot Spitzer, the now-infamous client "No 9", with an upmarket call-girl had relatively little to do with the George W Bush administration’s pursuit of high moral standards for public servants. Spitzer was likely the target of a White House and Wall Street dirty tricks operation to silence one of the most dangerous and vocal critics of their handling of the current financial market crisis.

A useful rule of thumb in evaluating spectacular scandals around prominent public figures is to ask who might want to eliminate that person.


The hooker made a few hundred thousand dollars and the blind guy gets to be governor. Maybe they cooked it up together at the Days Inn?

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 19, 2008 6:33 AM
Comments

I've argued the opposite tack. What good is a VRWConspiracy if it can't take out dangerous (to the nation) skanks like Spitzer?

While I'm sure helping the nation wasn't the only motivation, Spitzer was dangerous enough to concepts like the "rule of law" that he warranted taking out.

If the VLWC gets the occasional Delay, Ney, Cunningham, Renzi, Abramoff, and NRCC, it is merely a function of the righty skanks being dimwits and/or greater media scrutiny.

Regardless, the political class of America is swill, and if they enjoy "taking each other out" once in while, they will occasionally get a real bad guy (like Spitzer).

Posted by: Bruno at March 19, 2008 7:30 AM

Boy, that Asia Times.

Something for everybody!

Posted by: Barry Meislin at March 19, 2008 9:53 AM

The omnipotent moron did it again.

Posted by: ic at March 19, 2008 4:01 PM
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