Governor Eliot Spitzer Steps Down– Hillary Weighs In (Video)

It’s a rare day in the political world…
A Democrat actually resigned for his crimes.

Governor Spitzer and Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton was asked about the Spitzer scandal last night while campaigning in Pennzylvania:

Hillary Clinton held a rally in Scranton, Pennsylvania while carefully side-stepping questions about political ally and New York Governor Eliot Spitzer last night.
“Let’s wait and see.”

Governor Eliot Spitzer stepped down today as New York Governor.
The move will become effective on Monday.
The AP:


Gov. Eliot Spitzer, mired in allegations he was a client of a high-priced prostitution ring, resigned from office Wednesday, saying “I cannot allow my private failings to disrupt the people’s work.”

Spitzer will be replaced by Lt. Gov. David Paterson, who becomes New York’s first black governor, effective Monday. Spitzer’s minute-long statement made no mention of whether he had reached a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid charges.

“I go forward with the belief as others have said that as human beings our greatest glory consists not in never falling but in rising every time we fall,” Spitzer said at a Manhattan news conference with his wife, Silda, at his side.

Spitzer’s lawyers were working on a plea deal on Wednesday with with the U.S. attorney’s office in New York to prevent prosecution.

HotAir has more on the resignation and linked to a photo of the prostitute who brought him down.

Jammie Wearing Fool doesn’t think much of his replacement, David Paterson.
Michelle Malkin has a rough transcript of his statement.
Jules Crittenden is running a photo contest.
FOX News posted the transcipt.
Don Surber– “Love Potion #9”

UPDATE: The New York Times leaks the identity of the hooker- Ashley Alexandra Dupré.


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