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Eliot Spitzer - rises - is W street afraid?

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Eliot Spitzer - rises - is W street afraid?

Postby Mad Howler » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:31 am

Given the 'warm' reception of corporate media, I am unsure.
http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ti ... 35793.html

At first glance I thought, great bring back that warrior!
On second glance, I think, there are many more capable 'hero's' with less baggage.
Why do we not have this discussion?
Whatever, this should be a good thing if he makes office - right?
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Re: Eliot Spitzer - rises - is W street afraid?

Postby david cohen » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:31 am

Screwing hookers is no longer the kiss of death politically. Spitzer is otherwise a very talented guy. I don't think he gives a rats ass what anyone else might think- he never did to begin with.
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Re: Eliot Spitzer - rises - is W street afraid?

Postby wack wack » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:57 am

Mad Howler wrote:At first glance I thought, great bring back that warrior!
On second glance, I think, there are many more capable 'hero's' with less baggage.
Why do we not have this discussion?
Whatever, this should be a good thing if he makes office - right?


OK, let's have the discussion: there are very few in this country more intelligent, politically shrewd or overall capable than Eliot Spitzer. I think equally capable heroes with less baggage are unlikely because "equally capable" is unlikely. Except, of course, for Anthony Weiner: equally capable and similarly baggaged.

Your point makes much sense for Mark Sanford, but not Spitzer.

And it's about damned time the "sex scandal" dies. Unless it regards preachers.
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Re: Eliot Spitzer - rises - is W street afraid?

Postby snoqueen » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:55 am

I think at this time candidates with a scandal in the background are being judged on a case-by-case basis by the voting public. We've never universally condemned them, and standards have loosened (or become more realistic) over time. We aren't to the point the Italians reached, where they kept re-electing Berlusconi almost to the point where he started serving time for his sexual activities.

Maybe where we're at is pretty good. Weiner seems like a grandstanding buffoon to me, but Eliot Spitzer is sharp as a tack and accomplished a lot as AG of NY. The voters might be smart to give him another chance.
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Re: Eliot Spitzer - rises - is W street afraid?

Postby wack wack » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:09 am

In an era of dumbfoundingly silent Democrats, I think Weiner's grandstanding nature is what appeals most to me.
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Re: Eliot Spitzer - rises - is W street afraid?

Postby Mad Howler » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:31 am

When I spoke of "baggage" I was not referring to visiting hookers, as I understand that is a growing and thriving 'luxury' amongst the W street 'elite'.
No, I was thinking about the vigor with which Spitzer was plucked from governance. As I understand the backstory - this effort was guided by the hands of W steet fewtocrats with a chip on their shoulders, who have slowly and steadily grabbed hold of out shared information system (as Palin would call the - "lame stream media"').
I happened to be visiting NY state when this story broke and saw the public trained to lash out, we all saw Spitzer side step this.
What I found curious a couple of days ago was the lack of push back from those that control mostly everything monetary. It is becoming appearant that this may no longer be the case:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/ ... 1I20130713
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