Citing a Spitzer administration official, The Times reported on Monday afternoon that Gov. Eliot Spitzer had informed his most senior administration officials that he had been involved in a prostitution ring. Shortly after 3 p.m., the governor issued a brief statement to the news media and took no questions.
According to an update to the original article, Mr. Spitzer was caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a high-priced prostitute at a Washington hotel last month, according to a person briefed on the federal investigation.
I’m wondering if there was a warrant for that wiretap. But regardless, a person in Eliot Spitzer’s position should have shown a little more discretion than this. A leading Democrat, Spitzer could have gone far. All I can say is, I’m glad we found this out now instead of, say, in the middle of a presidential race where his name is on the ticket.
I hate it when politicians do such stupid things. When you're in the fish bowl, keep it zipped. Duh.