Spitzer’s Return to Politics Not Going Over Too Well: ‘Whore-Mongering Semi-Psychopath’

Posted by on Jul 09, 2013 at 8:21 am
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Let’s just say back before he was busted with high-priced hookers that Eliot Spitzer wasn’t exactly endearing himself to the public. For that matter, Anthony Weiner was also a brazenly obnoxious attention whore in the mold of his mentor, Chuckie Schumer. So how is it New Yorkers could actually now consider putting these two loathsome cretins back in office? Well, if they do they have only themselves to blame for enabling these lunatics and deserve no mercy.

Bob McManus of the New York Post has a look back at the bullying days of Spitzer as the New York Attorney General and then his short-lived term as Governor.

Lean and hungry men of substantial intelligence and ambition, they also are narcissistic, ill-tempered underachievers who visited exquisite humiliations on their wives and families — and are as likely as not to do it again, because that’s the way they roll.

For the record, former Rep. Weiner is the cyber-flashing liar, while former Gov. Spitzer is the whore-mongering semi-psychopath who was responsible for the Paterson administration, in all its bizarre pyrotechnics.

But this is Spitzer’s moment in the sun, and he says he wants to be judged on his record — though, presumably, not the Washington hotel room bit; that, technically, involved commission of a crime.

The rest came in two parts:

* Eliot as Sheriff of Wall Street: Spitzer, during his three terms as state attorney general, delighted in torturing the Street — always a tempting target for demagogues because normal people don’t really know what goes on down there or appreciate its enduring value to the city, and folks who make lots of money are natural resentment sponges.

But while he did illuminate some dark Wall Street corners, most of his targets settled their charges rather than endure bad press and crushing expense. In fact, Spitzer never won a Wall Street case at trial, and one big fish who did fight back — former New York Stock Exchange boss Dick Grasso — beat his pants off.

Assume, however, that the crusade will resume should Spitzer become comptroller — never mind that Wall Street is the pump that keeps the municipal bank accounts full.

* Eliot as “F–king Steamroller”: That was his term, sort of a keynote self-descriptive uttered early in his gubernatorial tenure during a tirade aimed at a stubborn state legislator.

It was a threat, and it was a harbinger. For it turned out that if Eliot Spitzer couldn’t billy-club someone with a subpoena, he was Little Boy Lost — a tantrum-tossing piece of work who once sicced state troopers on another lawmaker he couldn’t get along with.

He accomplished exactly nothing during his 14-plus month tenure, and it was a mercy when the harlot hijinks forced him from office — forever Client 9 — and never mind the chaotic aftermath.

Now Spitzer’s back, just like Tony Weiner. And, as with Weiner, he’s going to have an impact — not because of past accomplishments, because they have none of which to speak, but because the competition is so weak.

Indeed it is, and these two buffoons probably will crush the competition. For Spitzer, in particular, when you consider his enemies, he may not be the worst choice.

Unions havegone to bat for Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Spitzer’s opponent in the Comptroller race, and he’ll owe them favors if he wins. Spitzer won’t owe them anything.

And though Spitzer is a liberal, that’s not the same as being captive to union interests. As Governor, he fought with the United Federation of Teachers over expanding charter schools and SEIU Local 1199 — the city’s largest health care workers’ union — over reforming Medicaid.

As Comptroller, Spitzer might advocate cost-saving reforms that cut benefits. For example, he might line up with Christine Quinn and Anthony Weiner — the two Democratic candidates for mayor who are getting no union love — and say city workers should start paying part of their health insurance premiums.

He might also start warning that the city’s pension systems are unsustainably expensive and in need of reform. Unions prefer a comptroller who will send a message about the pension funds along the lines of “everything will be OK if we invest wisely”—even when that’s not true.

Meanwhile, Spitzer was heckled on the streets Monday, then capped his day in rather awkward fashion. You knew this was coming:

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2 Responses to “Spitzer’s Return to Politics Not Going Over Too Well: ‘Whore-Mongering Semi-Psychopath’”

  1. Blue Hen on 9/09/13 at 8:52 am

    I’m not the right one to ask = above my pay grade.

    yet another slimy political creature who will do and say anything in front of a camera. Sadly, he’ll likely be rewarded for it.

  2. mike191 on 9/09/13 at 6:55 pm

    Spitzer ,”Sheriff of Wall street,” abusing the pension funds of NYC as comptroller will never happen.The police and teachers will never allow this to happen.Moreover, this blowhard will be hard pressed to get the 4000 petition threshold by thursday.

    Blue Hen: slimy political creature is correct, being rewarded ,Iam not so sure, as comptroller of NYC.