As We See It: Sex in the political world

As We See It: Sex in the political world

There are 16 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Mar 13, 2008, titled As We See It: Sex in the political world. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Powerful men can act incredibly stupid over sex. But is that why Eliot Spitzer resigned Wednesday as New York's governor, 18 months into the job, in utter political disgrace and humiliation? Sure, the fact ...

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Bimbosity

San Jose, CA

#1 Mar 13, 2008
I'm more interested in how elective officials execute the duties of their job than who they bonk.

Why is this more of a scandal than Ahhhnnoooollllldddd giving a $500K no-bid contract to his propaganda (public relations firm) buddies?

How about the state deficit which coincidently is the same amount Ahhhhnoooolllldddd let Enron off the hook for?

That is a far more dangerous example of prostitution.
stinger

United States

#2 Mar 13, 2008
I think you will find when all comes out -- it was not the relationship with prostitutes that caused Spitzer to quit -- It was the Organized Crime management of the Emporer's Palace!

“The enemy is in our camp.”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#3 Mar 13, 2008
Know Your Presidents

A - Bill Clinton
B - Warren G. Harding
C - Andrew Jackson
D - Thomas Jefferson
E - Lyndon B. Johnson
F - John F. Kennedy
G - Franklin D. Roosevelt
H - George Washington

1. Which president smoked marijuana with a nude playgirl while he joked
about being too wasted to "push the button" in case of nuclear attack?

2. Which president allegedly had affairs with both a winner AND a
finalist in the Miss America pageant?

3. Which president had sex with one of his secretaries stretched
out atop a desk in the oval office?

4. Which president allegedly had an affair (as well as children)
with a slave who was his wife's half sister?

5. Which president called his mistress "Pookie"?

6. Which president married a woman who hadn't yet divorced her
first husband, and was branded an "adulterer" during his
re-election campaign?

7. Which future president wrote love letters to his neighbor's
wife while he was engaged to someone else?

8. Which president had a torrid affair with the first lady's
personal secretary?

9. Which president had sex with a young woman in a White House
coat closet - at one point, while a secret service agent
prevented the hysterical first lady from attacking them?

10. Which president had sex in a closet while telling his partner
about the *other* president who did the same in a closet?(The
one from Question 9)?

11. Which vice president was ticked off because he felt that HIS
record of sexual conquests was much more "impressive" (i.e.
numerous) than the President's?

12. Which future president, while a college student, enjoyed showing
off his p***s (which he named Jumbo)?

ANSWERS

1. F
2. A
3. E
4. D
5. A
6. C
7. H, E
8. G, F
9. B
10. F
11. E
12. E
JHENRY

Santa Cruz, CA

#4 Mar 13, 2008
Are those ALL democrats?
Pamparius

San Jose, CA

#5 Mar 13, 2008
Bimbosity wrote:
I'm more interested in how elective officials execute the duties of their job than who they bonk.
Why is this more of a scandal than Ahhhnnoooollllldddd giving a $500K no-bid contract to his propaganda (public relations firm) buddies?
How about the state deficit which coincidently is the same amount Ahhhhnoooolllldddd let Enron off the hook for?
That is a far more dangerous example of prostitution.
Exactly. And Spitzer gets some, and is ousted. McCain gets some, and the NY Times is firebombed. Its only okay to sleep around if you're on the right wing. And the real corrupt criminals like to poke their fingers to divert their own deeds.
Eliza

Soquel, CA

#6 Mar 13, 2008
Why is the Sentinel editorial the exact same, word-for-word, as Maureen Dowd's column, right beneath it? The only difference in the articles is the headline. Did the Sentinel just want to get the word "sex" at the top of the editorial page? Check it out. Let's see if there is a "correction" tomorrow. Who is the real author?
Justa Guy

Santa Cruz, CA

#7 Mar 13, 2008
"Jumbo"!?!? Ha ha ha ha!!!!!! God, that's hilarious.
Anyway, can the editorial staff at the Sentinel get back to some real news?
And for the record, this girl was broken LONG before Spitzer got to her. To blame him for her screw ups in life is garbage. She's a ho, she's been a ho, and when all this dies down, she'll still be a ho. Try to get it right next time.
wgscott

San Jose, CA

#8 Mar 13, 2008
"While New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was paying an ‘escort’$4,300 in a hotel room in Washington, just down the road, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke confessed to handing over $200 billion in a tryst with mortgage bank industry speculators.

This week, the Federal Reserve Board, for the first time in its history, bought up a fifth of a trillion dollars in mortgage-backed junk bonds, handing eye-popping windfalls to the very banking predators who have brought two million families to the edge of foreclosure.

There was one single, lonely politician who stood in the way of this creepy little assignation at the bankers’ bordello: Eliot Spitzer. Who are they kidding? Spitzer’s lynching and the bankers’ enriching are intimately tied."

http://www.gregpalast.com/elliot-spitzer-gets...
Carl Bendix

New York, NY

#9 Mar 14, 2008
Too bad he didn't get what he needed at home...
CiCi

Lowell, MI

#10 Mar 14, 2008
It's not that I don't understand the agrument, but I don't think Kristen, a professional prostittue, is the same as Monica, US government employee is the same thing. I think taking advantage of Monica was more selfish. Bill Clinton should not have been permited to put the nation through that impeachment, they should have made him address those sexual harrassment compliants. His wife, the "feminist" should have made him make those right.
Carl Bendix

El Dorado Hills, CA

#11 Mar 15, 2008
You must realize that those people (Billory and Co.)are of the type that are big on "do as I say, not as I do". They are privileged and elite, much as were certain characters in George Orwell's "Animal Farm".
CiCi wrote:
It's not that I don't understand the agrument, but I don't think Kristen, a professional prostittue, is the same as Monica, US government employee is the same thing. I think taking advantage of Monica was more selfish. Bill Clinton should not have been permited to put the nation through that impeachment, they should have made him address those sexual harrassment compliants. His wife, the "feminist" should have made him make those right.
democrat

Emeryville, CA

#12 Mar 16, 2008
JHENRY wrote:
Are those ALL democrats?
Heh heh, Republicans only have sex with their wives or with
other Republicans, and those are way too boring for the
news.
Taryn

San Jose, CA

#13 Mar 17, 2008
"Powerful men can act incredibly stupid over sex." Huh? I don't think they corner the market on that one!!
IRONSIDE

Mesquite, NV

#14 Mar 17, 2008
THERE ARE ROMORS OF A MOB CONNECTION WITH THE GOV.
ACTIONS ? DON'T RUSH TO JUDGEMENT BEFOREE YOU HAVE ALL THE FACTS IN THE CASE ?
THIS MIGHT BE ANOTHER UPSET FOR THE MOB ?
WILL THE GOV. SING A SONG ????
Carl Bendix

New York, NY

#15 Mar 19, 2008
Taryn wrote:
"Powerful men can act incredibly stupid over sex." Huh? I don't think they corner the market on that one!!
Yeah, well, one doesn't have to be powerful to do incredibly stupid things when it comes to sex.
Carl Bendix

New York, NY

#16 Mar 19, 2008
IRONSIDE wrote:
THERE ARE ROMORS OF A MOB CONNECTION WITH THE GOV.
ACTIONS ? DON'T RUSH TO JUDGEMENT BEFOREE YOU HAVE ALL THE FACTS IN THE CASE ?
THIS MIGHT BE ANOTHER UPSET FOR THE MOB ?
WILL THE GOV. SING A SONG ????
Not if he likes breathing. Remember Vince Foster?
Susan McDougall,who kept her mouth shut,is alive. Her husband indicated he would sing and died in a solitary confinement cell of a "heart attack". Then there's Karen Silkwood...

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