Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Governor Spitzer

The playwright Robert Patrick wrote: "Old hookers never die, they just start buying it back." (The Family Bar, 1979)

I sometimes wonder what happens to old johns?

Prostitution is called "the world's oldest profession," and I believe that is an accurate assessment. Men want sex and there is always someone willing to supply it, for a price. I see nothing wrong with this arrangement and I will always be appalled that prostitution is illegal.

William Shakespeare wrote: "The lady doth protest too much, methinks." (Hamlet, Act 3, scene 2)

When an elected official rails against a particular morals issue like, say, prostitution, you can be pretty certain that this elected official is engaged in breaking the moral code he is discussing like, say, prostitution.

Earlier in his career, while busting billionaires on Wall Street, Spitzer railed against the high-end prostitution services that supplied sex to Wall Street denizens. I didn't see the red flag at that time, and I am pretty good about catching these things; and come to find out, the good Mr. Spitzer was using (or was to come to use) these same services.

Governor Spitzer has been caught with his pants down, so to speak, and has had to publicly apologize for his derelictions. With wife by his side, humiliated as the wives of men like Spitzer are meant to be, Spitzer apologized. But it didn't seem sincere. He didn't even bother to shave. He didn't even sound contrite. He sounded like a hypocritical politician trying to save his own ass at the expense of the women in his life: wife, hookers, aides, and family members.

What will he do next?

Perhaps Spitzer can now become a spokesperson for the needs and protection of prostitutes and an advocate for the decriminalization of prostitution. Probably not. though. He doesn't seem that imaginative, creative or interesting.

I guess I'd rather my tax dollars be spent on hookers than weapons!

Good-bye, Governor. I hope you spend a moment doing some soul-searching and try to find a way to help someone besides yourself for a moment during the rest of your life.

Perhaps you could ensure a pension for old hookers so that they have a little money in their pockets when they have to start buying it all back!

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1 comment:

USpace said...

Spitzer's garbage and a megalomaniac, he's been bad news for years. It's amazing that he got over 65% of the vote for Governor.
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