Sunday, September 5, 2010

Silencing Spitzer

Just about anyone who hasn't been living under a rock for the past 3 years is familiar with Eliot Spitzer and his discrepancies. But how much of the story do you really know? Did you know; for instance, that Spitzers career was ruined not even a month after he published an article in the Washington Post entitled
Predatory Lenders' Partner in Crime:
How the Bush Administration Stopped the States From Stepping In to Help Consumers

In this article he made a bold accusation that the Bush administration not only turned a blind eye to the predatory lending practices that were bringing our countries economy closer and closer to peril...but enabled it! He laid bare the connection between what the Attorneys General of all 50 states had been doing to try and combat predatory lending practices and what The Bush Administration did to stop them. And then his career was destroyed!

Ironically, the tool used against him was the very anti-prostitution laws he helped to pass. For more just watch the video:


  1. I'm really surprised that people think meeting others and finding sex partners needs "rules"; other than as a sign of insecurity ('I can't handle real people! Gimme some rules!') I couldn't care less about them.

    If I've learned a few things about relationships, mutual pleasure, sex, friendship, dating, and love, it certainly wasn't by collecting lists of overgeneralizations, but actually by trying to understand what motivates people around me, what kind of person I am (and how I'm different from others).

    As a man, I have absolutely no problems with partners who slept with other men before -- actually, I find it cool if a woman I date had lots of experience (it means she has interesting stories to tell, will probably have tried things I haven't and may have some advice to share, etc.). And I agree with the previous commenters -- I would feel at least hurt if the woman in question lied to try to appear more virginal. What for? Am I supposed to be a baby that needs protection from mommy's past experiences?

    This kind of lies from another person only suggests to me that she hasn't understood what kind of person I am. And somone who wants to be with me without knowing what kind of person I am is going to have trouble staying with me.

    Asehpe (sorry about the Linguista above -- it's another Google account I have, and for some reason this blog doesn't let me switch accounts).

  2. Oops -- wrong thread! I'm going to copy and paste it in the other thread where it belongs. Divinity, please feel free to delete this from here!

  3. @ LingUista

    NO! Everyone will see your shame! (chuckle)