Denver (IFS) If you may ask if President Bush's "Wiretapping" program is working, just ask Governor Eliot Spitzer. If you wonder if the program is real and is the NSA using it? Your telephone and banking account again proves that these items will get you put in prison. The government was inquiring as to what was going on. Was it "blackmail" of a government official, or was this official making payoffs to "others" for "dirty deeds done dirt cheap". Can you believe it? Another government official self-destructs right in front of your eyes. The old sayings are truer than ever. Beware of the one that "protests" to greatly.
Rumour has it, that the governor gave more sweetheart deals for his friends and like a bad bacteria that multiples in sewer water, created more corruption than he stomped out. Governor Eliot Spitzer's enormous failure is not political, nor personal.
It's called the "Right" syndrome. He was always right, no matter what. When guys like these fall on the sword and become a victim of their own "rightfulness", it usually leds to suicide. He talked a good game but, against all odds, he actually made the New York State capitol much worse.
Oh, but let's not judge him harshly. He gave no mercy to the people he sent to jail.
In rapid fashion, he spawned a cottage industry of state investigations, with rumors of indictments of one or more of his top aides rampant.
His own role in "Troopergate", where his office used the state police to destroy a political rival, has not been resolved. He achieved no reforms of substance or process.
He was so distrusted by his colleagues that he had ceased to be taken seriously.
They had concluded that, in Spitzer's world, the rules were only for others.