March 10, 2008

ROCKY NEVER HAD TO PAY FOR IT:

Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring (DANNY HAKIM and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM, 3/10/08, NY Times)

Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a high-priced prostitute at a Washington hotel last month, according to a person briefed on the federal investigation.

The wiretap recording, made during an investigation of a prostitution ring called Emperors Club VIP, captured a man identified as Client 9 on a telephone call confirming plans to have a woman travel from New York to Washington, where he had reserved a room. The person briefed on the case identified Mr. Spitzer as Client 9.

The governor learned that he had been implicated in the prostitution probe when a federal official contacted his staff last Friday, according to the person briefed on the case.

The governor informed his top aides Sunday night and this morning of his involvement. He canceled his public events today and scheduled an announcement for this afternoon after inquiries from the Times.


What's the point of being powerful if you don't use it to get your nookie for free?

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 10, 2008 2:22 PM
Comments

Name that party.

Posted by: sam at March 10, 2008 2:39 PM

Paraphrasing Tim Blair, it's the sinister and mysterious party of no name.

Posted by: Jorge Curioso at March 10, 2008 3:26 PM

At this rate, we're gonna run outa popcorn before November.

Posted by: ghostcat at March 10, 2008 4:16 PM

Confucious alert: "Spitzer is linkedto prostitution ring." "Linked" as a customer, not as an owner nor as an employee.

What is this? "Lou Gots linked to Big Oil," because I filled up my Bronco at a Sunoco station? Misleading language, unrectified names.

Posted by: Lou Gots at March 10, 2008 5:44 PM

Yes, just linked to, Lou. The governor of the state. And, um, did you pay full price sir, or was there another exchange being made? And who is the principle behind the firm - so to say. And that allegation of violating the Mann Act - a bit of a problem there. And those prosecutions of high-priced call girls before?

No, the entertainment value hasn't quite been milked out of this yet.

Posted by: Mikey at March 10, 2008 6:47 PM

I filled up my Bronco

Is that what you kids are calling it these days?

Posted by: Ibid at March 10, 2008 9:31 PM

Somewhere, Gov. William J. LePetomaine is smiling.

Posted by: ratbert at March 10, 2008 10:20 PM
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