Legislators Outraged That Spitzer Got Caught
Albany legislators this week expressed widespread outrage that Gov. Eliot Spitzer was caught patronizing high-price prostitutes.
“There is absolutely no excuse for getting caught with prostitutes,” said Sen. Martin Kelleher, a Republican from Oneonta. “It is a disgrace to those of us in the capital that have never been caught spending thousands of dollars cheating on our wives with carefully screened prostitutes through an agency we thought was safe.”
Added Gary Bernstein, a Democrat from Brooklyn, “Everyone knows better than that. If there’s one thing you learn in Albany on Day 1, it’ never, ever get caught with prostitutes.”
A spokesman for the state’s Republican committee said on Wednesday that his party was proud to be “the party of men who have never been caught with prostitutes. And I expect that after this scandal, our members will be working very hard to ensure that that continues.”
Democrat Ronald Saunders, a state Assemblyman from Long Island, said he was looking on the bright side. “I’m sure that a lot of us will be studying this whole mess very closely to see what we can learn from it,” said Saunders. “There are quite a few lessons here that can be very informative for those of us who have never been caught with prostitutes .”
In related news, industry sources said prostitution across the country has suffered a 34 percent decline since Monday, when Spitzer's scandal erupted. "We're going to have to introduce some new safeguards and initiatives to bring back our client base," said Quentin "Pappy" Kensington, proprietor of a New York prostitution emporium.