Monday, March 10, 2008

Spitzer apologizes for connections to prostitution ring

Apparently, NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer has acknowledged and apologized for involvement with a prostitution ring. Are apologies enough for breaking laws that he, as governor, was appointed to protect? Not in my opinion. Someone has a right to privacy right up until it breaks the law -- then the issue becomes a public one.

For a governor to be linked to this sort of thing is a scandal, which I am sure will fuel tabloids for a while. But more importantly any public official, in any state, that breaks the law with this nonsense does not deserve a free pass. Serving as an elected public official is not an easy thing, but then again no one broke his arm to do it.

Spitzer should do the right thing here, which probably means him not being governor anymore. Click on the headline to go to YahooNews!

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