Clinton, Eliot Spitzer, and Shades of “I Did Not Have…”

It’s tempting to read the Spitzer debacle through Monicagate, or to at least wonder what this means for Clinton’s campaign.

Do we see in Silda Spitzer’s wracked, anguished face hints of Hillary Clinton’s from years ago? Will all of this disaster end up reminding voters, especially women voters, how rampant satyrism is among powerful men, which would translate to “bring the woman in and throw the cheating bums out”?

Or is Eliot Spitzer calling to mind Bill Clinton, both radiating shame as they publicly faced up to their sexual peccadilloes? Does Spitzer’s moral lapse fuel public speculation of what possible future scandals a First Man Bill Clinton would bring to the White House, shoring up the conviction that both Clintons need to be banished from the White House altogether?

Hard to say what’s on the minds of the electorate, or to what extent this will all be a distant memory in Denver at the Democratic National Convention.

We do know that Spitzer, as governor of NY and a superdelegate pledged to Clinton, endorsed Clinton for president. It looks as if Spitzer’s resignation is imminent if not already announced. His superdelegate status, nil (Lt. Governor David A. Paterson, the first African American governor and also a superdelegate pledged to support Clinton, will step in). And according to this brief Radar Online posting, the Clinton campaign issued a curt statement and is otherwise emanating a frosty silence on the entire affair, and has erased all visible signs of Spitzer support from her official website.

Cross-posted at MOMocrats.

2 thoughts on “Clinton, Eliot Spitzer, and Shades of “I Did Not Have…”

  1. you know already how incredibly frosted i was over this — you put it into much more articulate verbage. i wish i could write more like you do :)

    satyrism : that’s EXACTLY the word i was looking for! (and yes, i ended that one with a preposition. they’re going to take away my poetic license soon ;-)

  2. Yeah, it’s really struck a nerve with lots of women. Too bad with Spitzer, because he did go after the mob and the wealthy and powerful. But it’s like instant karma for him to go down as a john.

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