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moving through the blogosphere and through the Internets." - George W. Bush

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Other End of the Wire

Many of us know New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, DEMOCRAT, as the man who exposed Enron's fraud scandal in where thousands lost their retirement funds. He caught AIG dirty when they were fixing bids and school districts, individuals and companies were over charged for insurance.

He sued GlaxoSmithKline for not disclosing bad information about the drug Paxil and recommending it to children. He got Simon, a very large shopping mall owner for violating gift card fee charges to consumers.

He discovered high-interest banking schemes by Capital One and others aimed at the elderly that charged up to 500% interest rates and so on, and so on, and so on...

OH! wait; he also brought down the Gambino Family, crime syndicate.

But wait! There's more...

This former Superhero Crime Fighter, and now Governor, just tripped over a 'wire'. Mr. 'The People vs. Big Industry' or 'The Sheriff of Wall Street' just got caught on a wire tap as a client of a major prostitution service.

Today he just relinquished the Governor seat, as a result of this investigation and may wind up in the same hot water he's put a lot of others in.

I bet he feels pretty stupid now and could use some help from 'The Family'. As Michael Coleone, in "The Godfather II" said, "We're all part of the same hypocrisy..."

"Governor..., I got a guy, who's got a guy."
"Really; do you think Senator Clinton could help?"
"Maybe Bill would be better suited to this task. If you know what I mean."