Spitzer’s Resignation: The Art of Not Admitting a Sexual Tryst

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer finally announced his resignation, although it came two days after it had first been expected.  However, in a short press conference on Wednesday morning, it did eventually come.  Spitzer had been the center of enormous controversy and media attention ever since The New York Times first reported on Monday that he was a client of a prostitution ring that had recently been raided by federal authorities.

Federal prosecutors are reportedly considering charges against Spitzer himself.  The delay in his resignation may have been due to negotiations between Spitzer and the prosecutors, since a resignation from public office is often used as a major bargaining chip in such cases.   Spitzer made only a short, somewhat vague statement and he took no questions.  He looked weary and haggard, as his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, stood at his side.

Of course, the purposeful and evasive vagueness about the issue of sexual misconduct in Spitzer’s resignation statement follows in a long tradition of creative confessions of forbidden sexual rendezvous, including those made in the past by Bill Clinton, Sen. Larry Craig, the evangelical preacher Ted Haggard and Kobe Bryant.

Governor Spitzer Finally Announces His Resignation

The Art of Fessing Up

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Articles from Monday, October 08, 2007

“Some Time for Young People: Images of Multiple Worlds.” This is a photo-gallery that turns our attention toward looking at the lives of teenagers, both through the years and from around the world.

These beautiful photographs are truly memorable ones, and are presented in stunning high-resolution. Music audio accompanies this photo-gallery.

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Saturday, Larry Craig (NOT GAY-R) enters The Idaho Hall of Fame. No one wants to be sitting next to him, now a man of infamy. With Senate Republicans, colleagues they like are retiring, and the one they eagerly want to leave won’t budge. A Chris Matthews’ “Hardball” debate on Craig turned into an incomprehensible exchange. Photographs and very interesting videos are included.

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Talk about Whether Larry Craig Should Stay or Go: A Discombobulated Debate

Larry Craig: I am NOT GAY.  Remember, I’m NOT GAY.  NOT GAY.

Senator Larry Craig (NOT GAY-R) of Idaho: The Toe-Tapping Bathroom Menace

The slogan of the Idaho Hall of Fame, which Larry Craig will enter next Saturday, is “Idahoans on Loan to the World.” Nobody really wants to be installed next to Craig, but two fellow inductees will find the ceremony especially awkward.  Gov. Butch Otter has been waiting six weeks to name Craig’s successor.  He released a long list of all the Idahoans who’ve expressed interest in the job and had reportedly settled on a replacement just in time for Craig’s announcement that he’s not resigning.  Another inductee, Lt. Gov. Jim Risch, desperately wants Craig’s seat and will soon announce his intention to run in 2008, even if Otter doesn’t nominate him.

The Idaho Hall of Fame was right to worry that the concept of “real life heroes has been lost,” although when it set out to find inductees with “pages of life experience to inspire our up and coming generations,” Larry Craig’s pages weren’t exactly the kind it had in mind!  It’s organizers were looking for achievements denoting fame, not actions smacking of infamy.

And the Senate Republicans just can’t seem to catch a break.  The colleagues they hate to lose are retiring, and the one guy they desperately want to retire and go away isn’t budging.  John Ensign, who has the unpleasant task of heading the Senate Republican Campaign Committee for 2008, doesn’t mince words: “Senator Craig gave us his word.… I wish he would stick to his word.”  Like most Idahoans, Craig’s colleagues in the Senate take his backtracking personally.  If a man’s word is his bond, it’s time to call the bounty hunter.

The Hardball Debate: Should He Stay or Go

Chris Mathews’ “Hardball” panel members recently debated whether Senator Larry Craig (NOT GAY-R) of Idaho made the right decision in choosing to continue the rest of his term in the Senate.  The debate entailed what must be one of the more confused, bewildering discussions to appear on television in recent times.  Who is saying what about whom and why and on what grounds, etc., etc.  Just see h0w long you can follow the simulated logic in this one:

“Hardball Debate” about Larry Craig:  Should He Stay or Go?

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Articles from Friday, October 05, 2007

Some political commentators are noticing Obama’s capacity to deeply engage in contemplative observation and introspection. This kind of thoughtfulness anchors political action in core decency and hope through reflection about the details of the underlying issues. This is what is needed to shatter The Trance, the current air of political inevitability.

Photographs of Barack Obama by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz are included.

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“Photo of the Day: Heavenly Stoner Toes.” What we have here is a photograph of some stoners’ absolutely beautiful, heavenly, divine, sexy toes. Someone needs to make a bronze cast of these gorgeous, luscious pinkies!!

Presented for you here in stunning high-resolution. Enjoy!!

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When charged in an airport men’s room gay sex sting, Sen. Larry Craig said that he’d resign on Sept. 30. Then Craig said that he’d stay in office pending an appeal. The Minnesota judge rejected Craig’s appeal, but now Craig says that he’ll stay in the Senate anyway!!

This article includes a detailed description of the the events, photos and videos.

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“Britney Spears Performs “Gimme More” with Godawful Stripper Pole Action.” Or one might say, godawful stripper pole action galore. Or godawful stripper pole action galore, and not really much more. Don’t believe me? Then please take a look for yourself!

The posting includes Britney stripper pole dancing photographs and the music video.

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Wisconsin Badgers and Fans Score Big-Time Against Washington State

Wisconsin Posts 42-21 Victory over Washington State

Senior quarterback Tyler Donovan threw a career-high three touchdown passes en route a Wisconsin football 42-21 victory over Washington State in the 2007 season opener Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin.  A sellout crowd of 81,547 came to watch the Badgers begin their 2007 slate.  Today was the 26th consecutive sellout at Camp Randall Stadium. Seventy-nine of the last 89 games have been sellouts with the other 10 games drawing at least 70,000 fans.

Incidentally, for a very amusing, nearly unbelievable story of Wisconsin hetero-fan hijinks, take just a little peek at today’s column by Andrew Sullivan in The Atlantic Magazine!!

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