Monday, March 10, 2008

Eliot Spitzer was a truly "hands on" investigator of prostitution...by Sybil Sage

Eliot Spitzer, we learned today went beyond the call of duty and was truly hands on in his investigation of prostitution. He was caught on tape making a date with a prostitute working for Emperors Club VIP, where the Governor of New York was identified as "client number 9". Who, I wonder, was "client number 1?"

It was the Spitzers' turn for what's, sadly, becoming the traditional television confessional with the wife at her husband's side while he announces his remorse or, in the case of John McCain, an indignant denial.

These wives all seem amazingly stoic and supportive, their composure, hair and wardrobe making the statement, "I'm ready for my close-up!" Have they been mentored for such occasions? Are their closets divided into daytime, after 5 and "stand by my man" outfits? And should the "don't ask, don't tell" policy extend to include politicians, or is that understood in their marriage vows?