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Meeker Morgan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 10:50 AM
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6. Spitzer's Hypocrisy: Worse Than You Think

Spitzer's Hypocrisy: Worse Than You Think
http://reason.com/news/show/125412.html

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f the allegations are true (and Spitzers statement that he acted in a way that violates my obligation to my family certainly sounds like an admission), the governors hypocrisyand his belief that there is one set of laws for the little people and another set for Great Men like himselfis obvious. As attorney general and leader of the state's organized crime task force, Spitzer spearheaded the prosecution of two alleged prostitution rings, according to the Times.

But Spitzers moralistic crusade against paid sex (by non-Spitzers, at least) wasnt confined to New York or even the United States of America. As far as Spitzer is concerned, he has the right to prevent people from exchanging cash for cuddles anywhere in the world.

Big Apple Oriental Tours was a Queens-based travel agency with an angle: it marketed vacations for men to destinations such as Angeles City, Philippines, a jurisdiction in which adult prostitution is nominally illegal but is condoned and regulated by the government because of the money it brings in. The militant feminist group Equality Now had been agitating for prosecution of Big Apple Oriental Tours since at least 1996, but had never found a prosecutor willing to take the case. (Big Apple Oriental Tours has never been linked to child prostitution, which would be another matter entirely.)

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