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Spitzer’s Spigot

Posted on: Friday, March 21, 2008

In an attempt not to rant, I will keep this to as few words as possible:

Why does society condemn ex-New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who over the course of his career has sued the Bush administration on several counts of ecological crimes, taken steps to give “illegal aliens” driver’s licenses, and moved to allow same-sex marriage in the state, among other things, because of an issue that isn’t in any way relevant to his political career?

As far as I’m concerned, he and any other public figure can shag whoever the hell they want and pay to do so if that’s their cup of tea. The fact that $18,000 US went to a prostitution syndicate is small potatoes indeed compared to the far larger sums that go into far fishier things, coal and oil subsidies for one. The military. Climate change denial. Okay you get the idea. There are bigger problems in the world than one man’s sex life, and I’m beginning to suspect it’s his comparative progressiveness of policymaking, not where he’s chosen to put his Johnson, that’s ticked off the Powers That Be.

Just saying.

PS – The term “spigot” is courtesy of Woody’s World of Penis Euphemisms.

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2 Responses to "Spitzer’s Spigot"

While I agree that where he sticks his wang isn’t the public’s business if it’s consensual, I was lead to believe the irony of this all was that he was involved in busting prostitution rackets before?

Of course, it’s a very complex issue and if we was busting up really harmful rings that’s one thing. I’m enough of a conspiracy buff to agree that it could very much be a tactical move on the part of regressive individuals, elements of society, the government and media that are playing up this issue for the benefit of backwards looking social goals.

Hear, hear. I’m not sure how long the arms of said Powers really reach (probably farther than I’m comfortable thinking about), but I do wish liberal societies would stop being so Victorian when it comes to public life and sexuality.

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