Dear Eliot Spitzer, Lefty Blogsphere, and Democrats:
I’m no longer willing to tolerate this from people in office.
i’m not talking about sex. i’m talking about a guy who represented the State of New York and fought organized crime. and what… he turns around and contributes to it? is a customer and enabler of it?
not to mention: Eliot, you must be stupid. yes. stupid. why not use cash instead of complicated money transactions (if in fact that’s what happened). why compound it???? i do concede the human trafficking thing is ridiculous, since even hookers can still travel freely from place-to-place, no?
but really… how do we swallow this from a guy who fought these exact kinds of people running organized criminal operations. and he went after them like an avenging angel: no mercy at all. no, it has nothing to do with sex. but all of the corruption that attends organized crime. and that’s what he did… contribute to organized crime.
Though his signature issue was pursuing Wall Street misdeeds, as attorney general Mr. Spitzer also had prosecuted at least two prostitution rings as head of the state’s organized crime task force.
no. i don’t want a governor who is less bad. i want us to start sending a message LOUD AND CLEAR: no more of this shit. we need energy focused on our very serious problems.
no more people in office telling others how to live and talking about justice or god or patriotism or the constitution and then flaunting it in our faces. because the rules don’t apply to them.
fuck that. i’m done with that. and if i was wise enough then, i would have held Clinton to the same standards. he lied. under oath. he should have paid the same price i would have paid.
we need to level the playing field. these people are citizens. not gods. not above the law.
done. with. it. no more excuses.
time to hold ALL politicians accountable. because when we let Nixon get away with it, we sent the wrong fucking message. when we let reagan skate, we sent the wrong fucking message. when we let clinton get away with lying under oath and making excuses for him, we sent the wrong fucking message.
if we want to stop BushCo and that ilk going forward, then we need to make sure our laws and/or ethical standards are applied equally and justly to those holding political office, billionaires, theocrats, and corporatists. and when we go after the corporatists et al, let’s make sure we start putting men behind bars instead of just women (Martha and Leona come to mind… oh and Linda Bloodworth too).
god::: i’m tired of this crap.
happy 6 months docudharma!