Monday, March 10, 2008

Fallen Idols: Spitzer

Mere plebs that we are, our attitude of rotten cynicism, apathy and general disaffection with the sleazy political fray is often remarked upon with some degree of haughty contempt by the multi-millionaire nabobs (now referred to more fashionably as “villagers”) of the mainstream press, but are those feelings of alienation and disappointment really all that misplaced when so many of our public officials, even those “straight arrows” we may once have imagined as being impossibly removed from the grubby realm of scandal, so rudely disappoint us with their vulgar and immoral indiscretions?

I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family, and that violates my or any sense of right and wrong.”
— Elliot Spitzer, New York Governor


Update: Predicted NYP Headline: “Love Potion #9” Heh. Clever indeed.

Update2: Quite so. It’s the hypocrisy, stupid!