Spitzer Caught In His Own Reign Of Terror

Posted on 03/13/2008 03:20:49 | Link | Post Comment

It’s not enough that New York Governor Eliot Spitzer jailed Martha Stewart, banned trans fats in New York, harassed business within an inch of its life, and grafted onto just about every other left-fascist cause provided it was politically correct and increased his personal power.

It turns out that it was he who waged war on prostitution by going after not the suppliers but the demanders, through use of wiretaps, sting operations, money laundering investigations, and extended jail terms. He completely agreed with those who believe all prostitution constitutes exploitation and so it is up to the state to crack skulls in the name of protecting the women who enter into this sector of their own volition. 

In a twist of hypocrisy reminiscent of the prohibition era, Spitzer himself has been caught in one of his own sting operations, a full audio and paper trail of his having sought and used an online “escort service” for his own pleasure and at great expense. Next it will be revealed that he eats trans fats and subscribes to MARTHA.

At the behest of hysterical activist groups, he has been prosecuting sex-trade rings for years. He called prostitution “modern-day slavery.” His law–which makes no distinction between human trafficking from far-off lands and traditional prostitution–prosecutes men who hire prostitutes. It came into effect in November 1, 2007. And yet he is said to have shelled out as much as $80,000 for prostitution services, and it was his attempt to drum up another $4,000 in cash that initially alerted the police and the IRS to his activities.

An analogy might be for the nation’s drug czar to be revealed as a regular customer of the Medillin Cartel, except that this one is even more stirring of public interest since it involves a subject of even greater public curiosity that drug use.

In an op-ed for the New York Times, Tracy Quan writes of her shock that how the Governor could possibly engage in such dangerous activities. It is a term she applies to the online escort business in particular. What does she mean by dangerous? “Escort services are risky. When they are closed by the authorities, people’s lives are turned upside down. Many of us don’t recover…. Nobody wants to work with you if you’ve been in visible trouble, nor is just after a raid the best time in your life to start looking for a more conventional job. A conviction will sink your chances of getting hired.”

Now, that’s an unusual definition of dangerous: it is a risky career move for a woman because such services are likely to be investigated and busted up. And there is another sense in which they are dangerous: “I was terrified when the police raided the apartment that served as a booking office for the second agency. Those of us who were not arrested endured petty racist comments from the officers for about two hours.”



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