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Thursday, March 13, 2008

I Tried

I tried to stay out of this. I tried to let it go.

As an official observer and loyal participant of the blogotronosphere.
I can't let it go.
You probably know what current bombshell scandal I am alluding to. If you already OD'd on it...sorry.

I must continue this sordid conversation.

Give my fresh perspective.

As a resident of New York State and a practicing member of the armchair sociologist society, I am obligated to not only offer my two cents but to also include my perverse view of the whole mess.

It is a clash of unrealistic standards, outdated ideas and fundamentalist puritan mores smashing up against reality.

We live in a sex charged society that supports a multi billion dollar porn industry but buying sex illegal?

What about the loophole that makes it legal if it is on film. So basically I can pay a ho and film it and it is all perfectly legal but if I want a little privacy, like a hotel room for instance, it is suddenly an illegal act.

I wonder how many porn producers got busted as johns before they decided to make a buck.

Stupid just like our drug laws.

O.K. back Spitz

Governer Spitzer, who once compared Upstate New York to Appalachia,
is a penny pinching john who warns his ho's 'there may be some danger involved'.Do you ever wonder exactly how many businesses sell nooky like the one he was using.

What is the point?

Who are we fooling. Prostitution is here to stay.

What is the big deal?

I don't want to hear any utopian rap about a perfect world where everything is free.

Bullshit- we won't see it in our lifetime.

I don't want to hear about your daughters, if you keep a eye on them chances are they won't end up a prostitute, the same goes for sons.

Wake up, there is nothing wrong with sex. I don't care what anyone says there is always someone who is going to charge.

Male or female.

I am not like everybody...people who pay a couple of grand for a nice time are in my envy file. I think it is one of the hallmarks of true freedom to be able to do that along with whatever else you can lump in (as long as ther is no bloodshed).

I can't help it...I like him more now.

Before I was rather indifferent I knew his political affiliations in my part of the state were pretty much limited to the Oneida Indian's Land into Trust issue and the New York Regional Interconnect power line issue.

In defense of spitz's crack about Upstate Appalachia; I had the opportunity to ask Tom Brokaw what he thought of the comments when he visited Hamilton College on a lecture tour. In his signature voice, smooth as a shot of 100yr old scotch, he replied: "The dairy industry has taken quite a hit here(upstate) and cruising some of these backroads I have observed incredible rural poverty, there needs to be some creative economic development...."

He agreed.

But thats expected.

I love it when people act human.

McGreevy has to be mentioned in the same sentence.

Spitzer bought ass, McGreevy...another story.

I think the American people's expectations are low enough to actually accept that type of behavior and I am surprised he resigned.

He should have played it down, minimized it .Fucked with the whole cult of public conscience. He should have compared himself to McGreevy and asked our mostly hetero populace what they think.

He should have cried on T.V.

My Belgian girlfriend told me: "In Europe the men applaude that shit".

I would have rode that shit out...'hey, I'm only human ova here'

But wait a minute.
The actual minutae of the situation has not reached us yet...all the gritty details. Spitzer's penis size, what type of sex he liked and his incessant haggling over price. The shit they would have a hard time editing unlike the Mike Tyson rape trial that included the most x-rated testimony I have ever heard shared in the paper or on television.

He could not escape the fact that he is an asshole...after everyone forgives him for buying nooky they have sit through the evidence that the multi millionaire, or is it billionaire, governor haggles a working girl over price.

You cannot spin out of that (republican shit).

Dude you are rich as hell- pay the girl.

Spitzer was not exposed because what he did was wrong he was exposed because he is a dick.


Anonymous said...

I guess you'd know better than I, since you live there, but Spitzer didn't seem all that bad from afar, compared to other politicians at least. I respect any politician with the guts to challenge shady Wall Street investors. Now we know why more of them don't.

no_slappz said...

Spitzer is in trouble for two reasons.

First, he concealed his payment for an illicit service. Hiding the payment as he did is a crime. It's far more serious than the misdemeanor of paying for sex.

He'd still be governor if he'd paid in cash. Even if investigators had discovered he was Client 9, they would have lacked a reason to prosecute him if he had paid with cash.

He might have faced impeachment if the story had gotten out. But he wouldn't face prosecution.

Martha Stewart was convicted for lying to a federal investigator. She was not prosecuted for insider trading. The lesson? If a federal investigator asks you any questions tell him to call your lawyer or refuse to answer. But don't lie. Federal agents don't need to remind you of your Miranda rights. If you lie, your lies will be used against you.

Spitzer left a financial trail of lies by obscuring the transfer of money from his account to the account of the prostitution ring. That's a crime. He's in trouble.

The second reason he's in trouble owes everything to his personality. He's unbearable. He's an asshole and that fact that he has no friends who will stand up for him is all the proof you need.

He lost the Public Trust. No governor can survive the complete trashing of his name. Even Bush has lots of supporters, despite the beliefs of his opponents.

Another point. Spitzer's father is rich. He's got the fortune, which is estimated at $500 million to $1 billion. Eliot appears to receive money from a trust fund. But he can't reach the principal. The NY City apartment in which he and his family live is owned by his father. Eliot pays his father a rent of $5,000 a month.

Anyway, Eliot paid "Kristen". In fact, I think he left a balance on account to keep the door open for future trysts.

Lastly, you seem to think some activities are legal simply because few people are arrested and prosecuted for engaging in them.

Sex with a hooker is not the charge he faces. If he had paid cash and he was less of an asshole, we might still enjoy his sordid story, but he'd have his job.

Anonymous said...

Dude, as a fellow New Yorker, I'm surprised you haven't covered this. And you write for a newspaper and now do radio, too. I'd be all over this shit and with the angle you just gave, it's fresh.

Everyone's concerned about Silda and the girls. Ya know what? Money and really long and expensive European vacation will fix that shit. Spitzer is fucking loaded and money will fix his marital and his legal problems. But the dick part? You nailed it bro.

David B. Dancy said...

I don't SEEM to think anything. Read my words..come to a conclusion, move on.
Keep ME out of your responses.

Spatacus- Glad to be on the same team.I posted after deadline. My paperis a art and entertainment weekly, but I can still get some poitical stuff in check it out.
I did do another radio and T.V. spot but I don't have my own show....hmmmmm

Alecto said...

I tried to respond to this last night and now I'm glad the site went down because I can respond to both David and Spartacus:

Thank you - GOD - somebody FINALLY said it.

Amen, signed, a girl

fairlane said...

Dave, why haven't you crossed posted this?


The "Boss"

David B. Dancy said...

My bad Boss.
I'm on it!!!

Jen said...

Agreed. Prostitution should be legalized.

And Spitzer being a dick was absolutely his downfall!!

If he wasn't an asshole the Feds wouldn't have been digging for dirt.

BTW: nothing conveys a point better than a steaming pile of elephant shit.

Aysha W, said...


-tips hat-

you said it first, but there's a lot of us thinking it. & i definitely agree.

[sidenote] i can definitely hear/see the girlfriend saying that line "over in europe..."

Ending line = genius.

David B. Dancy said...

Jen thanks for visiting...the door is always open.

Aysha- you are the mini-bomb. if i ever have a daughter I hope she is just like you- a born smart-ass with a built in manipulator chip.