As Spitzer announced his resignation, it became the perfect news storm. No untimely death, no one mewling about alcohol or painkiller-addiction issues, no need to worry about any talk of gender double-standards. (She was a prostitute! Just doin' her job!)
Here's a governor who ran wiretaps getting caught . . . on a wiretap. (And mere moments after the finale of "The Wire," in which such a thing would totally happen. Coincidence?)
So Spitzer's not only a degenerate, he's a stupid degenerate. Will these guys never learn? At this point, I think we are safe in assuming that every politician cheats; otherwise why would these men think they're going to get away with it?
Still, he is the governor of New York, so you'd think he'd at least remember the lessons of "The Godfather: Part II." "The last thing I remember, she was laughing," says a dazed politico as he is led away from a dead prostitute and into lifelong debt to Michael Corleone.