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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 02:43 PM
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42. Spitzer has created more enemies (Dem and Rep) in his short time in office ...
than almost any politician in history. Honest, he has been at war with his own party for two years. I read the long profile on him and his first year in office in the New Yorker a few months back, and it was fairly brutal. He came in swinging with this I'm-the-boss, get-out-of-the-way arrogance that literally paralyzed the government.

Look, this is a huge story for a couple of reasons, not least of which being that he is truly disliked by a lot of reasons, whether it's his personal arrogance, his political views, or his criminal prosecutions. But the main thing is that this guy is the most famous prosecutor this country has known for decades ... and we're dealing with a crime organization here (possibly mob-connected). And because he was a prosecutor he knows what kinds of crime (money laundering, drugs) these outfits are involved in: he's prosecuted them. And how he could be so dumb as to leave a trail of text messages is either extreme hormonal insanity or extreme hubris. This isn't just an average case of Republican hypocrisy (say one thing and do another, on a moral basis): this is someone who has put criminals away and then participated in the criminal activity, even if it was "just sex."

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