Spitzer and wife: Why Americans have punished Spitzer but
the prostitute he broke his legal vows with, is just as
to Europeans as Monica Lewinski was during the 1990s.
Financial Times Deutschland, Germany
Thriller Without a Crime
"From a Central European perspective, the Spitzer Affair has a
rather outlandish aspect to it … according to the standards applicable in this country [Germany], he wouldn't have committed a crime."
Translated By Ulf Behncke
March 12, 2009
- Financial Times Deutschland - Original Article (German)
Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays
to virtue. But Eliot
Spitzer made so many bitter enemies during
the course of his career that now,
some even refuse to call the Governor of New York State a hypocrite: To them,
Spitzer never even pretended to respect virtue.
Spitzer, who in his previous post as Attorney
General was the terror of Wall Street and many major American corporations,
simply imagined himself above the law.
What Spitzer was actually thinking, nobody
knows. What's clear is that this classic drama of a smug Mister Goody-Two-Shoes whose meetings with
high-class hookers proved to be his undoing, will provide ample material for
psychologists and future scriptwriters alike.
violated the very laws that as Governor and former Attorney General he was
ultimately responsible for upholding, he is left no way out other than
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From a Central European perspective, the
Spitzer Affair has a rather outlandish aspect to it. New York’s once dreaded
“Mister Clean” is facing ruin because in most U.S. states, prostitution and visiting a prostitute is not just a matter of moral misconduct -
it's an indictable offense. And since Spitzer met a woman from New York in
Washington D.C., he may even have violated a nearly 100-year-old federal law
against human trafficking [The Mann Act ].
Which is why Spitzer was caught in an FBI wiretap.
No matter what
you think of Spitzer’s work on Wall Street or the personal morality he upholds
- according to the standards applicable in this country [Germany], he wouldn't
have committed a crime.
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