Lori Price
Citizens For Legitimate Government
March 13, 2008

‘It is the latest hunting ground.’ ‘DC Madam’ comments on Spitzer scandal 12 Mar 2008 Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the so-called DC Madam, shared her thoughts on the Spitzer scandal with CLG‘s Lori Price on Wednesday. Ms. Palfrey said, "Without question in my mind, escort and adult service businesses – which cater to high-powered and influential clients – are being used as the new weapon of choice in American politics. It is the latest hunting ground."

Spitzer’s Sex Life Is Weapon of Mass Distraction for Bunch of Bad News for Bush 10 Mar 2008 By Lori Price On Monday, we learned: The Iraq war will top 3 trillion dollars; a former Pentagon official has written a book attacking the CIA and other US officials over the US-led Iraq war; 5 8 US soldiers were killed in a Baghdad blast; an Iraqi tribal leader – the head of an ‘Awakening Council’ – and three others were killed in a Diyala province suicide bombing; CIA torture will continue, per Bush; the House Judiciary Committee has filed suit to force two White House officials to provide information about the firing of U.S. attorneys; more trouble for Carlyle group has surfaced; oil has soared to $108 $110 per barrel; gas prices have reached a new record; a lawsuit has been filed claiming that the Fish and Wildlife Service is now in breach of its own mandate; an AP investigation has revealed that a vast array of pharmaceuticals are in the US water supply. Oh. Last but not least: The Dow and Nasdaq are down hundreds of points, again. But, here is the mainstream media’s headline: Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring.

Experts: Indictments Loom For SpitzerFormer Governor Could Face Myriad of Charges 12 Mar 2008 Eliot Spitzer’s resignation Wednesday spares him and the state the spectacle of an impeachment, but what about an indictment? It was a rare and unequivocal declaration by U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia: "There is no agreement between this office and Gov. Eliot Spitzer, relating to his resignation or any other matter." [What about Bush? No indictments for him?]

FBI Watched Spitzer Before February Incident 12 Mar 2008 Weeks before a hotel meeting with a prostitute that threatens to derail his career, the FBI staked out New York Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer at the same hotel in an unsuccessful effort to catch him with a high-priced call girl, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation. The FBI placed a surveillance team on Spitzer at the Mayflower Hotel for the first time on Jan. 26, after concluding from a wiretapped conversation that he might try to meet with a prostitute when he traveled to Washington to attend a black-tie dinner, the source said Tuesday.

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer Resigns 12 Mar 2008 Gov. Eliot Spitzer, reeling from revelations that he had been a client of a prostitution ring, announced his resignation today at his headquarters in Manhattan. Mr. Spitzer’s resignation is to be effective Monday, and Lt. Gov. David A. Paterson is to be sworn in to replace him. [Too bad he didn’t start an illegal war or waterboard anyone – he’d be free and clear.]

Spitzer Announces Resignation (Transcript) 12 Mar 2008

Cui bono? In July 2007, Eliot Spitzer was admonished for his administration’s involvement in ordering the State Police to record the whereabouts of State Senate majority leader Joseph L. Bruno. Joseph L. Bruno (R) will assume the position of Acting Lieutenant Governor of New York on March 17, 2008, while keeping his role as the majority leader of the New York State Senate. In April, Bruno also appeared to hold veto power over two other Spitzer initiatives: gay marriage and campaign finance reform. He challenged Spitzer to restore the state’s death penalty law. He also has criticised the Governor’s plan to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.

AG Mukasey Aware of Spitzer Investigation 11 Mar 2008 Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s role in a prostitution scandal grew out of a public corruption inquiry triggered by his movement of large amounts of cash from several bank accounts to one that operated by a call-girl ring, a law enforcement official said Tuesday. Spitzer was the initial target of the investigation and was tracked using court-ordered wiretaps that appear to have recorded him arranging for a prostitute to meet him at a Washington hotel in mid-February, the official said… Attorney General Michael Mukasey was made aware of the investigation because it involved a high-ranking political official the Bush regime was gunning for Joe Wilson er, Admiral Fallon er, Eliot Spitzer. [See: AG Mukasey blocking investigation of criminal acts by Bush advisors 29 Feb 2008 Attorney General Michael Mukasey has now decided not to investigate White House chief of staff Josh Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet Miers for contempt of Congress. See: Justice Dept. ‘Cannot’ Probe Waterboarding, Mukasey Says 08 Mar 2008 The attorney general yesterday rejected growing congressional calls for a criminal investigation of the CIA’s use of simulated drownings [torture] to extract information from its prisoners.]

Impeachment Proceeding? [Gee, I’ve waited *so long* for this headline, but no. Not Bush for war–Spitzer for sex.] Republicans Set Deadline For Governor’s Ousting: ‘I’ve Asked Him To Resign’ 11 Mar 2008 If Gov. Eliot Spitzer opts to roll the dice and not resign, state Republican leadership will force him to go all-in and call for his impeachment from office, according to a state Assemblyman, who admitted he asked the governor to step down. Sources told CBS 2 HD shortly after it was reported that the governor was linked to a prostitution ring that he would likely hand in his resignation, which could happen within the next 36 hours. [MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell just asked Richard Stengel, TIME managing editor, ‘Does any of this remind us of Monica Lewinsky?’ Why yes, Andrea, it does! Democrats are impeached (or threatened with impeachment) for illegal sex; Republicans are re-installed for their illegal sex, illegal wars, illegal wiretapping, torture, torching of the Constitution, destroying the environment, eradicating endangered species and tanking the economy. —LRP]

Pressure mounts on Spitzer to quit 11 Mar 2008 With pressure mounting to resign Tuesday over a call-girl scandal, Gov. Eliot Spitzer found himself with few friends and lots of powerful [Reichwing] enemies… Republicans began talking impeachment, and few if any fellow Democrats were willing to defend him. [Oh, but what about David Vitter? See: The Double Hypocrisy of the Rightwing: The Vitter’s Victual By Michael Rectenwald 16 Jul 2007.]

Spitzer Is Linked to a Sex Ring as Client 11 Mar 2008 Gov. Eliot Spitzer was a client of a high-end prostitution ring broken up last week by federal authorities, according to law enforcement officials, a development that threatened to end his career and turned the state’s political world upside down.

It Wasn’t the Sex; Suspicious $$ Transfers Led to Spitzer Officials Say Spitzer Is ‘Client 9’ in a Federal Complaint Against the Prostitution Ring 10 Mar 2008 The federal investigation of a New York prostitution ring was triggered by Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s suspicious money transfers, initially leading agents to believe Spitzer was hiding bribes, according to federal officials.

Predatory Lenders’ Partner in Crime How the Bush Administration Stopped the States From Stepping In to Help Consumers By Eliot Spitzer 14 Feb 2008 Several years ago, state attorneys general and others involved in consumer protection began to notice a marked increase in a range of predatory lending practices by mortgage lenders… Even though predatory lending was becoming a national problem, the Bush administration looked the other way and did nothing to protect American homeowners. In fact, the government chose instead to align itself with the banks that were victimizing consumers. Predatory lending was widely understood to present a looming national crisis. This threat was so clear that as New York attorney general, I joined with colleagues in the other 49 states in attempting to fill the void left by the federal government.

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