Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Why stay?

ABC News is reporting that the Governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer prepared to resign yesterday but held back because lawyers advised him to keep the governorship as a bargaining chip to reach a deal in his case:

According to sources, Spitzer could face federal charges under money laundering statutes as a result of the way he allegedly manipulated his own funds in possible violation of bank secrecy laws to pay for his allegedly illegal activities -- sex with prostitutes.

Now there is talk of impeachment.

I wonder where a man of power who has so humiliated his family and disgraced his office, would get the idea that it was ok to not resign immediately and not put his family and party and state through such a tawdry mess?

Oh wait. Nevermind.