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Mar. 12th, 2008 | 12:04 pm

I can't believe my governor. I just saw on msnbc.com that he resigned, and I felt like I had been punched in the stomach. I can't believe that he paid $5,500 an hour for a hooker and traficked her across state lines, and his resignation somehow makes it feel like the Democratic party has died a little. I don't usually get upset about political scandals, not even Republicans. Larry Craig in a bathroom, no big deal, Bill Clinton, none of my business. But this is different. I really respected Spitzer. He was infallible. When it became apparent that he and Deval were going to sweep into office together I thought that it was going to be sort of democratic Golden Age of the northeast, and I thought illegal immigrants would be able to get drivers' licenses and he would expand their educational opportunities and gay marriage would become closer to legalization and the Healthy Teens act would pass and New York politics would make sense again. How could he be so stupid? I feel sick. I am very ashamed of him.

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from: britgrl1125
date: Mar. 12th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)

I agree. He never went after anyone for personal ethics, of course, but this is, as you say, a huge legal violation and a flagrant show of hypocrisy. It's also just bizarre-- he authorized the kind of investigation that took him down. Still, I really looked up to him, as did a lot of people. So disappointing.

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