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NY governor Eliot Spitzer ‘linked to prostitution’
By Sally Peck and agencies
Last Updated: 7:54pm GMT
New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, a Democrat known for his moral crusading, has issued a public apology but stopped short of resigning amid reports he was involved in a high-end prostitution ring.
Mr Spitzer, a father of three who built his career fighting corporate corruption as New York state attorney general, issued only a brief statement after the reports broke, saying he had failed to live up to his own standards.
“I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family, that violates my or any sense of right and wrong.
“I apologize first and most importantly to my family. I apologize to the public, whom I promised better,” he said. “I must now dedicate some time to regain the trust of my family.”
The story broke after the New York Times website reported that he had told senior members of his administration that he was involved in a prostitution ring.
Breaking: Spitzer’s Sex Life Is Weapon of Mass Distraction for Bunch of Bad News for Bush
By Lori Price
10 Mar 2008
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 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 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.
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Sources: Spitzer Resignation Expected
NEW YORK (CBS)
Mar 10, 2008 7:03 pm US/Eastern
Lt. Gov. David Paterson Could Be Sworn In Within 48 Hours
Spitzer: ‘I Have Violated My Obligations To My Family’
Gov. Eliot Spitzer was not expected to continue as governor and may resign as soon as Monday night, sources told CBS 2 shortly after it was reported that he was linked to a prostitution ring.
Reliable sources initially told CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer that Lt. Gov. David Paterson could be handed the job as early as Monday night, though other sources say the process could take up to 48 hours.
State Assemblyman James Tedisco (R-Schenectady) told CBS 2 that he spoke with Paterson earlier Monday evening and that the two discussed Paterson taking on a new role of leadership, leading Tedisco to believe that action was “forthcoming.”
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