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    Eliot Spitzer to face Manhattan Madam in NYC comptroller race


    Posted By Alex Pappas On 10:59 PM 07/07/2013
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    These debates could get awkward.

    Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced former New York governor running for New York City comptroller, is going to have a hard time getting past the prostitution scandal that brought him down five years ago.

    In a twist of irony, Kristin Davis, the “Manhattan Madam” who admits she supplied Spitzer with escorts, is running as the libertarian candidate for the office Spitzer announced Sunday night he’s running for.
    “Kristin Davis vs Eliot Spitzer for NYC comptroller!” Roger Stone, her political consultant, tweeted Sunday night in celebration of Spitzer’s announcement.

    With Stone’s help, Davis — convicted in 2008 of promoting prostitution sent to prison for four months — has enjoyed publicly taunting Spitzer. She ran for governor of New York in 2010, for example, and previously threatened to run against Spitzer in 2009 if he ran for state comptroller.

    Davis announced this spring that she’d run for the city’s comptroller position. According to her website, she is running on a platform of “legalization, regulation and taxation” of marijuana in the city. “We sell regulate and tax tobacco and alcohol, both more damaging to public health than pot.”

    As for Spitzer, he doesn’t hide the fact that he’s hoping for redemption by attempting to re-enter public life.

    “I’m hopeful there will be forgiveness,” the Democrat told The New York Times. “I am asking for it.”

    *This post has been updated to correct what issues issues she’s pushing in the race
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    Oh, he's asking for it, all right. And hopefully, the late night comics will give it to him, if they can find a way to parody this that isn't overcome by reality.

    First Weiner, then Spitzer and now his madam. Who's next, the Happy Hooker? Could NYC Democratic politics get any more bizarre? Maybe some Port Authority transvestite hookers can run for City Council. I never thought that I'd see the day when Washington DC could claim the moral high ground in local politics, but New Yorkers may have to stop making fun of Marion Barry and the city that reelected him.
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    Didn't the sleazeball get caught originally by his misuse of government funds and accounts for his whoring? The son of a bitch ought to be permanently disqualified from any position dealing with funds, of course in a shithole like NYC, integrity and reality have nothing to do with anything political.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DumbAss Tanker View Post
    Didn't the sleazeball get caught originally by his misuse of government funds and accounts for his whoring? The son of a bitch ought to be permanently disqualified from any position dealing with funds, of course in a shithole like NYC, integrity and reality have nothing to do with anything political.
    The sick thing is that the dems seem to support guys like this. If Republicans are caught, usually they're out of office permanently.
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    Wow. If NY isn't the new Sodom...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DumbAss Tanker View Post
    Didn't the sleazeball get caught originally by his misuse of government funds and accounts for his whoring? The son of a bitch ought to be permanently disqualified from any position dealing with funds, of course in a shithole like NYC, integrity and reality have nothing to do with anything political.
    It wasn't that he misused government funds, it's that he tried to hide the transactions and violated the law in doing so. Spitzer tried to transfer more than $10,000 to a front company to make his payments for the call girls, but he broke up the transactions IOT skirt the reporting requirement for transfers of $10,000 or more. The bank refused to pull his name off of the wire transfers after he asked them to do so, and the IRS began a probe (there was concern that Spitzer was being extorted or had been the victim of identity theft). The bank reported that his payments were going to a shell company which fronted for the prostitution ring. But, this constitutes money laundering, and an effort to evade federal regulatory requirements. Spitzer also rented his rooms in the name of a friend of his, who had nothing to do with the transactions, and who was scandalized when his name came out. He also apparently wore knee-length black socks during his trysts, which should become part of any caricature of him from here on in.

    It's always a tough call when you're asked to choose between a prostitute and a politician. One is a lowlife who will perform any disgusting act for immediate gain, while the other is a prostitute, but all other things being equal, I'd be more inclined to vote for the madam. At least she kept her books straight.
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    It's a plot worthy of a porno flick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    It's a plot worthy of a porno flick.
    I think that most porn producers would reject it for being too far out there.
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