New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and the recent exposure of the scandal that he has been involved in is definitely important news that is spreading around the globe. For someone who tried to create this public image of himself as “Mr. Morality”, yet had his secret true character revealed, he is well deserving of any and all humiliation he gets as well as his subsequent resignation. However, its just as important to note that these types of scandals are not new to US politics (see Bill Clinton) or other US community leader (see Catholic Priests). They have happened in the past, are occuring in the present, and very unfortunately will again happen in the future. What the public sees is only a very small fraction of high profile cases, which will soon be forgotten when more important news of what is going on in the life of Britney Spears is revealed, or how Congress is spending most of its time figuring out how much steriods Roger Clemons juiced up on.
What I find most interesting about the current scandal is in regards to who will replace the New York Governor. Although it is interesting to note that the Lieutenant Governor David Patterson will be the first black governor of New York when he replaces Spitzer….he will be the first BLIND governor of New York! He was visually impaired as a young child, but succesfully made his way through law school and the ranks of political system.
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