Gov. Eliot Spitzer, D-NY, is in trouble. Formerly known as “Mr. Clean”, Spizer has allegedly been involved with prostitutes. The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
Spitzer was caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet in a Washington hotel room the night before Valentine’s Day with a prostitute from a call-girl business known as the Emperors Club VIP, according to a law enforcement official who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still going on.
Democrat or Republican, this is a story, and it must be told. The governor has not been charged with anything. While it is easy to make wisecracks, we must exercise restraint. That has been my practice on Turning Left, no matter who the accused. One colleague at the Online News Association expected the “liberal media” to stay away from this story, and only attack when the bad-boy is a Republican.
Spitzer already gave the mandatory apology with wife-at-side. Perhaps he’ll resign. Should he? I don’t know. If he is arrested and charged with anything, then, absolutely yes. At that point he becomes ineffective as an elected official.
But is he ineffective now? I don’t think so. Not yet. Larry Craig said he would resign, and then changed his mind. Craig was actually arrested.
Spitzer has to determine if he can still govern. Ethically, what he did is between his family, himself, and God. Can he still effectively serve the people of New York? That’s the only issue right now.