Thursday, March 13, 2008

Eliot Spitzer (Off-Topic)

For those of you out of contact with local American politics (if New York State can be considered "local") the really big news has been the disgrace and fall of Eliot Spitzer, former governor of New York who resigned yesterday amidst a maelstrom of sex scandals involving prostitution, procurement, and every manner of corruption, fraud, depravity and disloyalty that one could possibly imagine. A writer of fiction would not make up such a tale on grounds it was too incredible.

Lawrence Auster has a home page full of discussion on this mind-boggling story. Here is an exceptionally lucid discussion he had with his readers who among other things debate the issue of "sickness" versus "evil".

I couldn't help noticing that one of his readers brings up the case of Nicolas Sarkozy and his own sexual misadventures.

You will also learn about the lieutenant governor, David Patterson, blind from birth, who takes over the reigns of governorship for the next three years.

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At March 13, 2008 10:57 PM, Blogger Dr.D said...

We have long though the government was blind, but this is the first time it will be truly certified. Some how, it is not very comforting to think of the reins of government in the hands of a blind man. It brings to mind phrases like, "the blind leading the blind," and other similar thoughts. Perhaps it is just a metaphor for our times.

Even though Spitzer had physical sight, it is clear that he lacked moral vision. He was morally blind as a bat, this from the man who crucified so many people and companies whom he found to be morally wanting. He was a man without pity for others, and I think he will find very little himself.

At March 14, 2008 12:52 PM, Anonymous dauphin_b612 said...

I was listening to a radio show from Boston and the comparison was made between Spitzer and Robespierre who both eventually shared the fate they had made for others. Hubris was another word that was used.


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