Allah at Hot Air, in the updates, is also saying that “sources tell Fox that Spitzerâ€™s been indicted.”
The short-term well of sympathy for Eliot Spitzer around here is bone dry, but I obviously wish everyone, including Eliot, the best in the long-term, including what comes after this life. The short-and long-term sympathy wells for his family, friends, and others adversely affected, run wide and deep.
UPDATE, 4PM: If he’s going to resign, he hasn’t said so yet, based on his press announcement. The Fox headline hasn’t changed, but the text notes the non-resignation thus far. My guess: He’s going to gauge public reax first before deciding whether to give it up.
UPDATE 2, 4:10 PM: Per Allah, Neil Cavuto at Fox Business is saying that the resignation will come “later today.”
UPDATE 3, 4:20 PM: His statement’s “progressive values” schtick was way too much for this observer to handle. Lefties should be outraged at that gambit, which I see as telling everyone, in essence, “I’m too important to progressivism to go away, so I need to stay.” Castro’s “la causa,” so to speak.
I hope Spitzer thought that one up on his own, because any adviser who believed that line of argument would be effective should be fired on the spot.
UPDATE 4, 4:30 PM: IIRC, Spitzer did guest stints at Daily Kos in Summer 2007. If I’m right, do you think Kos will scrub Spitzer’s entries? Actually, the entries (here ["Congratulations on a Great Weekend"]and here ["Why I'm Suing the Bush Administration"]) are not as ironic as some of the comments.
UPDATE 5, 10PM: No action on Spitzer’s part yet. I guess they’re focus-grouping the situation to see if they think Spitzer can survive without resigning, and to see if the Democratic Party’s situation will suffer if he stays on.
UPDATE 6, 12:25 a.m.: CBS News is reporting “Spitzer Resignation Expected.” The first video at the link (first of a continuous series) indicates that the state’s GOP, which
I believe has a legislative majority is in the minority in Albany (corrected on March 11 — Ed.), is saying it will give Spitzer 24-48 hours before it begins impeachment proceedings. Hang in for the rest of the series for other details relating to the situation.
Selected Previous Posts:
- Nov. 7, 2007 — Jim Cramer Needs to Get a Grip on What His â€˜Friendâ€™ Is Really Up To
- March 23, 2007 — Hank Greenberg Routs Eliot Spitzer; Wall Street Journal Almost Alone in Noting
- Aug. 31, 2006 — Bainbridge: Eliot Spitzer Wants to Be President
- June 14, 2006 — Eliot Spitzer Rolls Over for the NY State Teachersâ€™ Union
- Dec. 22, 2005 — Elliot Spitzer: Sore Loser, Legal Tyrant (Yet Another Update)
- July 8, 2005 — Elliot Spitzer: Sore Loser, Legal Tyrant