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Opening Arguments

The therapy defense

Oh, please:

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer has gone into therapy in the wake of the hooker scandal that swept him out of office, a Spitzer insider told The Post yesterday.

As part of the therapy, Spitzer will explore whether he has an addiction to sex, the source said.

Is it just the cynic in me that suspects this is merely a ploy to get out of punishment for whatever crime he might be charged with? And, of course he has an addiction to sex. It's called being a male.


Bob G.
Tue, 03/25/2008 - 11:21am

Hey, if it works for SPORTS figures, and OTHER political figures...
W-T-H not?


(fellow cynic)

Harl Delos
Tue, 03/25/2008 - 12:47pm

As George Carlin points out, if sex is legal and selling is legal, why isn't selling sex legal. There are a LOT of jobs where people prostitute themselves, that have nothing to do with being a sexworker.

What they will probably get him on is "laundering money." It was his money, and the purpose of laundering it was not to hide the proceeds of illegal activities, or to avoid taxes, but to protect his privacy.

I'd go along with eliminating the money-laundering law. It strikes me as being unconstitutionally intrusive into our privacy. If you want to convict a bad guy for doing something bad, you really ought to show that he did something bad in order to send him to prison.

There's also talk about the Mann act, but he wasn't engaged in white slavery. If anything, he was the one being exploited.

Not that I think Elliot Spitzer is Mother Theresa. He used a lot of dispicable tactics in order to get bad guys to roll over and play dead.

But if Spitzer can use those tactics last year, and be the victim of them this year, you know who they'll be using them against next year: you and me. That's the reason we have the Bill of Rights.