Thursday, December 31, 2009
Once again we are reminded why we must never allow Eliot Spitzer to "rehabilitate" himself. He is unprincipled even by the low standard set by state and local politicians in the Northeast.
I am just another unsophisticated rube out here in flyover country, so can someone explain why one would need a "reminder" of how unprincipled this guy is? Committing adultery through the professional sex trade is about as low as one can get. If you're capable of telling that lie to your mate after taking a marriage vow, you're capable of telling any lie to anyone.
Spitzer is an oleaginous snake, deserving of only derision.
Another friendly reminder.
Eliot Spitzer got Hank Greenberg removed as AIG's CEO in a personal vendetta. New York's Martin Act is a license to kill in the wrong hands. Once Hank Greenberg was gone, Joe Cassano ran amok with credit derivatives at AIG. I doubt this would have happened on Hank's watch -- certainly not to the same extent. Remember this when Eliot tries a 180 spin over his involvement with AIG.
Many politicians -- but not all -- could have survived being Client #9. Last I heard, Mark Sanford was still Governor of South Carolina. Barney Frank had a male escort ring run out of his house by his live-in boy toy. Eliot resigned because his political support collapsed -- he had too many enemies and many of his supporters were only opportunistic or cowered.
Eliot is testing the waters for a political comeback. He's quietly saying NY Comptroller, but my money is that he wants to be NY AG again and will announce after current NY AG Andy Cuomo formally announces his bid to be NY Governor.
We need to put a stake through Eliot's heart.
Eliot Spitzer does not believe in God, yet he does God's work.
Yes Spitzer is craven and hypocritical, even by political standards.
But Greenberg was equally fraudulent in his financial reporting. AIG was rife with accounting abuses, using so-called "finite" insurance and reinsurance to manipulate results.
The Brightpoint and PNC deals, and the Gen Re schemes, were only the tip of the iceberg.
" If you're capable of telling that lie to your mate after taking a marriage vow, you're capable of telling any lie to anyone. "..What , do you mean to tell me that those words, that oath, uttered before your chosen deity and spouse to be really have meaning ? Someone, anyone whom cannot or will not keep the vow to their spouse, they whom you sleep with, whom you build a family, if you will not be true and honest to them ; you can never be trusted to honest ,forthright ,or trusted ever again. Why do folks find that so very hard to grasp ?