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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:35 PM
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How Is It Eliot Spitzer Was Forced To Resign Immediately While Sanford Remains Governor?
I'm afraid the ole "It's Okay If You're A Republican" doesn't quite cut it.
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Confusious Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:36 PM
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1. Spitzer paid for it.

Sanford didn't.

The End.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:58 PM
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11. David Vitter paid for it. n/t
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:04 PM
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13. The taxpayers paid for it.
So that makes his supportive constituents a very special kind of stupid.

Julie
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:38 PM
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2. Prostitution is against the law, sex isn't. nt
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:39 PM
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4. Is using taxpayer funds for trysts with your girlfriend illegal?
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:54 PM
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9. What about adultery? Is that not a crime?
According to SC law, it is and can be punished by a $100 - $500 fine and up to 6 mos to one year in jail.

"Any man or woman who shall be guilty of the crime of adultery or fornication shall be liable to indictment and, on conviction, shall be severally punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars or imprisonment for not less than six months nor more than one year or by both fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court. . . . Adultery is the living together and carnal intercourse with each other or habitual carnal intercourse with each other without living together of a man and woman when either is lawfully married to some other person."

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CODE/t16c015.htm

Now I know this isn't going to be enforced, but I'm just saying his law breaking and Elliot Spitzer's are not that different.
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:38 PM
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3. Spitzer broke the law.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:46 PM
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7. like Vitter,
like Ensign, like Sanford?
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:58 PM
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12. Larry Craig broke the law AND plead guilty. n/t
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David in Canada Donating Member (464 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:41 PM
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5. Simple...
When Spitzer got enmeshed in his imbroglio, he resigned to spare New York the distraction and side-show as he had zero effectiveness.

Sanford is a stubborn fool who refuses to give in to the demands of those who demand his resignation.

Technically, short of putting a gun to his head, no one can "force" him to do anything. The South Carolina legislature cannot even commence impeachment proceedings until January UNLESS Sanford were to call a special session for the purpose of commencing his own impeachment, which won't happen.

Remember that Rod Blagojevich never resigned and he was essentially kicked out on his ass by the state legislature.
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noel711 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:45 PM
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6. Sanford was with his soul mate...
we know how republicans are suckers for romance...
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Cyrano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:51 PM
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8. The laws of the United States don't apply to Republicans.
Want proof? Take a look at Bush, Cheney and Co.

Spitzer is a Democrat which, by definition, makes him a dangerous criminal if he so much as spits on the street.

Sanford is a governor from a state that, many claim, has more than its share of people who are still fighting the Civil War.

The discrepancy between the two is a micronism of the divisions in this country today. And these are divisions that just might tear the country asunder once again.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:54 PM
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10. Spitzer is a Democrat, so has some integrity.
Sanford is a Rethug, so doesn't have to take responsibility for anything he does.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:06 PM
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14. Republicans have no shame
n/t
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:18 PM
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17. apparently some have shame
cause he might get impeached. We shall see...
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:12 PM
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15. This is a great question, but you go nuts if you try to figure
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 05:16 PM by truedelphi
Out the logic of these situations.

It is especially disgusting whenyou realize that Condi Rice and George W overlooked the August 6th NSA memo regarding planes flying into skyscrapers, and our FBI/CIA ignored money transfers regarding Pakistani Intelligence agents etc, but Homeland Security was adroit enough to discover that money transfers involving $ 2,500 to 4,500 were being made by Spitzer.

SO glad to know we are so well protected from Democratic governors visiting escort services.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:14 PM
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16. Spitz made a career of jailin pimps, hoes, and johns
He made a career of locking up people for doing what he was doing..
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:23 PM
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18. Stanford and Vitter held out, Spitzer could have done so also
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:24 PM
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19. Everyone loves a lover?
A sybarite, not so much.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:27 PM
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20. Spitzer pissed off Wall Street.
Sanford was just another guy getting his knob polished.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:23 PM
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24. +10000
1
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:28 PM
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21. Especially since Spitzer faced NO federal prostitution charges!
Missed that particular detail? You can look it up!

NY Times: As Spitzer Is Cleared, Experts Cite Precedent
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:48 PM
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22. Republicans said it wasn't about the sex, it was about the lying ...
but hey, that was a Dem (Bill Clinton) ...

But Mannthrax Coultercaust said that (a Republican) lying before Congress wasn't a reason worthy to have someone disbarred/jailed/thrown out of office ...
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Inspired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:22 PM
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23. Was he forced to? Or did he resign because it was best for him and his family?
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