Spitzer is under federal investigation for alledgedly meeting with a prostitute in a Washington hotel. He was caught on a Feb. 13 wiretap arranging to meet the woman.
This afternoon, with his wife at his side, he apologized for acting
in a way that violates my obligations to my family, that violates my or any sense of right and wrong
The prostitute's employer, a call-girl business known as the Emperors Club VIP, charged between $1,000 and $5,500 an hour and operated in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London and Paris, France.
The poor wife. If this is a surprise to her, it has to be crushing, certainly to the families involved. That this particular person may have had "relations" with a prostitute is a shock to people that know him. Jeffrey Toobin, a CNN political analyst, went to law school with Spitzer, and said that he is "the straightest arrow I know".
Not surprisingly this mug shot is plastered on all the big news web sites, the "I did something bad" look. It's a feeding frenzy for news networks now, but a painful personal experience for a few.
No doubt, it will feed the late night comedians. I can imagine Jay Leno's take on it ..
"Already there are calls for him to resign. There are others who think that if he did indeed cheat on his wife, he should do the right thing, and let her go out and get a strange piece herself."