Fallout From a Scandal

It seems the world is more interested in the Spitzer scandal than in the Iraq War, the economy, or anything else today.  Heck, the stock market even went up. I know, I know, there’s no connection.  Not really.  So, we’ll get it out of the way first, then see what else we can dig up.

What are the political implications of the Spitzer scandal? Are there any?

Within a few hours of the Spitzer scandal breaking, the comically desperate National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) hoped to connect the New York governor’s scandal to some of New York’s House Democrats. The NRCC, which is broke and in danger of sustaining more House losses, is grabbing at the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal like a lifeline, […]

Over at AlterNet, Jane Hamsher makes some interesting points:

Spitzer’s Scandal: Some Things Don’t Pass the Smell Test

How did Spitzer’s name get leaked to the media, and who did it? Didn’t happen to Dave Vitter […]

Newspaper headlines and life in the Spitzer apartment, after the jump.

 

Newspaper coverage: NY tabloids’ spicy Spitzer headlines

No surprise here. The New York City tabloids are having a field day with the revelation that New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was tied to a prostitution ring. The New York Post has a headline that is guaranteed to have a lot of people, including journalists, shaking their heads today: […]

UPDATE: Spitzer Adviser Says He May Not Resign

Nobody really knows what New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s timetable is. The New York Times says no resignation is likely today. And Jacob Gershman in the New York Sun says Spitzer senior adviser Lloyd Constantine says Spitzer may not resign at all. “He has not made up his mind,” […]

Make sure you follow the link above – there’s much more about the case, including “life in the Spitzer apartment” today..

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