Thursday, March 18, 2010

SPITZER ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL

Look out! The comeback trail is mud like quicksand, grassy dark water with alligators, snakes, birdsong blending with the buzz and rasp of creatures flying above it all.

And happy 2nd anniversary Eliot Spitzer -- March 10, 2008 the New York Times reported your perfidious use of the Emperors Club prostitution service, and March 12, 2008 you resigned.

What fun it is today for the columnists and bloggers, such as the high-falluting, brilliantly nasty Michelle Malkin, to declare that former Congressman Eric Massa (who resigned after the ethics investigation into his conduct), and Eliot Spitzer are birds of feather.

(Isn't it delicious, that Governor .Patterson who replaced Spitzer is on the verge of resigning because his corruption is about to be exposed? )

And with all this, "The Daily Beast's" Frances Martel has a ball, announcing that Spitzer’s madam, (Kristin Davis), who set up his prostitutes, is now running for the state’s top executive job herself.

And it goes on -- ABC News Senior White House Correspondent, Jake Tapper, in his blog, revealed that Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, was accused by former Congressman Eric Massa of a naked shower confrontation. (Oh my, we thought, expecting something marvelously salacious about the untouchable, distinguished Rahm.)

Of course the White House denies the meeting ever took place, but someone unearthed a clip from the 2006 documentary, in which a fully-clothed Emanuel (a Congressman back then), visited fully-clothed Congressional candidate Massa, and advised him to smile and try to be likable.

Will this silly, time-wasting, gossip-mongering ever stop? What is this raging need for dirty underwear news?

Fear -- fear because nothing is happening on the every day longer list of things that must be done to fix all those things that aren't getting done.

Spitzer is sharp, knowledgeable, full of energy. His wife and he are trying to recover. Why are we still punishing him? Because we weren't able to punish Bill Clinton? Because Hillary with her head high, expresses her love for him despite his womanizing? (Oh boy, that was grim, riveting, unforgettable -- when Monica L. was forced to describe Clinton's cigar/penis and their phone sex routine.)

But we don't need MORE about Spitzer's sex life. We need his experience, and judgment, on New York State's troubles, especially now -- with the White House refusing to let go of Health Care -- with the hot bloggers hotly working away, digging up new dirt, fresh, smutty, vulgar tidbits -- eeny-meeny-miney- moe -- on anyone who's a name in the news.

Why are bloggers, and Websites doing it? They do it because we want them to!

We created Drudge, Mudflats, Daily Dish, The Daily Beast -- we devour the Huffington Post and all the others -- we read them, seek them, love them for expressing all the bad stuff so we don't have to think about the deep, darkest fears we have about where we are heading.

I admire Eliot Spitzer's brain! In any discussion, when he opens his mouth, there's clarity, honesty, and perception of what the issue really is, and how it will affect us.

The world is a better place with Bill Clinton like an ambassador, understanding, helping, the world focus.

The world will be a better place when the doors re-open for Eliot Spitzer and he's back at work, helping us solve urgent problems.

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