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  •  Sorry... (3+ / 0-)
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    mndan, unterhausen, brouski

    ...the Spitzer case absolutely fits the profile (lots of money spent by idiots willing to cross state lines to spend it on illegal activity) that the FBI is fantastically interested in since such investigations and following the money can lead to netting some pretty big fish, whether those "fish" are politicians, organized crime figures, or drug dealers.

    Look:  there are Democrats who are beset and besieged by the Right who deserve every effort a Progressive can muster in defense.  Eliot Spitzer isn't one of them.  He is, tragically, a scumbag who sold out his wife, his family, his state, and us, his party, by his actions.  I cannot muster sympathy; I can only muster feelings of betrayal.  I hope he enjoys prison.

    •  they wanted to take him down (0+ / 0-)

      there is no question about that.  I'm not sure why people are obsessing about this op-ed.  Does it really expose the Bush administration to any blame that they should be concerned about?  I'd say they might even like it, they can get Cheney to give a press conference where the answer to every question is, "So?"

      •  Expand your perspective (1+ / 0-)
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        conchita

        and you'll see why they wouldn't want a lot of people see how they were screwed and that the people doing the screwing, are not only going to get away with a very predatory way to do 'business', but the Bush Administration is rewarding them with money.

        With McCain touting himself as Bush III, that wouldn't be very helpful during the campaign.

        That's not the only aspect that appear once the view is expanded.

    •  Prison for betraying his wife? (2+ / 0-)
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      lysias, conchita

      Oh please.

      If he was anyone other than Spitzer, they wouldn't even be wasting any time trying to prosecute him.

      Otherwise we'd have half the males in this country in jail for adultery.....

    •  No one is asking you to muster sympathy (2+ / 0-)
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      conchita, DorothyT

      Your point about the FBI investigation is well taken.  But Spitzer's take down enables the squelching of any investigation of the shenanigans which have led to the looting of our economy leading to a world wide financial crisis with the potential to rival the great depression.  This is a big deal.

      moderation in everything ... including moderation

      by C Barr on Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 05:48:51 AM PDT

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      •  How? (0+ / 0-)

        If Spitzer had genuine information and evidence of criinal activity, that does not dissapear with his aaarrest.  Neither do his staffers nor the lawyers working for NY State.  So how does teh arrent of this one man suddenly end all threat of investigation?

        Take your fear and shove it, it ain't workin' on us no more.

        by Quicklund on Mon Mar 24, 2008 at 07:07:21 AM PDT

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        •  The arrest is for distraction... (1+ / 0-)
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          conchita

          as you can see, you focus on the arrest and his sex activities, that's what a lot of people focus on, that was the idea, that's how the Administration works, kind of a sleight of hand, they make what they want us to see in order to have us not look at 'the trick'

          That's why it is important to focus on what is behind the story and just dismiss the sex part of it, if he broke the law, he'll be dealt with, it has nothing to do with us.

      •  Yes it is, but (1+ / 0-)
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        conchita

        that's why we must continue to push to go behind what we are being told and let people know what is the real story and why we should get involved.

        Thank you for reading and I'm sorry it took me so long to answer your comments, (Long story)

        Please forgive me if I sounded a bit snappy this earlier, I was, I'm sorry - it has to do with the (Long story)

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