Just the Good Part …
After nearly a full day of coverage, late night shows run amock, and a good deal of ink devoted to the subject, we here at QuizLaw bring you the goods. Here’s what the case against Elliot Spitzer all boils down to, from the New York Times:
Ms. Lewis told the client that his balance was $2,721 and that he could pay an additional $2,000 — apparently for future appointments. He said he wasn’t sure that he could find a bank machine that would give him that much money, but he would try. He asked Ms. Lewis to remind him what Kristen looked like and she told him, according to the affidavit, “an American, petite, very pretty brunette, 5 feet 5 inches, and 105 pounds.”
The appointment was originally booked for four hours and, as Client 9 made his way toward the room, Ms. Lewis asked Kristen to send her a text message when he left. Kristen sent her a message at 12:02 a.m., the appointment having lasted more than an hour.
When she called Ms. Lewis, they discussed the client’s reputation as a “difficult” man who sometimes asked the prostitutes “to do things you might not think were safe,” Ms. Lewis said. But Kristen, according to court papers, was prepared: “I have a way of dealing with that,” she is quoted as having told Ms. Lewis. “I’d be like, Listen, dude, you really want the sex? …You know what I mean.” The fact was that Kristen liked him, though, and told Ms. Lewis that he wasn’t all that difficult.
“I mean, it’s just kind of like … whatever … I’m here for a purpose,” the affidavit quotes her as saying. “I know what my purpose is. I am not a … moron, you know what I mean.”
Ms. Lewis complimented Kristen on her sang-froid, telling her, “You look at it very uniquely, because … no one ever says it that way.”
So, in short: Her name was Kristen. She charged a lot of money. And, in exchange. she was willing to do things that were not safe. And she was all right with that, because she knew who she was.
Is it just me, or is the prostitute coming off a lot more positively than Spitzer? At least she’s not a hypocrite — maybe she should run for governor. There’s a lot to be said for honesty, especially after a guy thought to be one of the most honest, scrupulous politicians in America gets brought down for this. Kristen for Governor!
Now, will someone please tell me why Mrs. Spitzer agreed to stand silently by her man? Come on, lady! For once, wouldn’t it be nice to see the jilted wife throw something at the disgraced politician?