Elliott Spitzer To Teach Ethics?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by cstfx, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. cstfx


    attle: Harvard to hear Eliot Spitzer on . . . ethics

    By Howard Gensler
    Philadelphia Daily News

    Daily News Tattle Columnist
    TATTLE WOULD be hard-pressed to come up with any politician who could give a talk on ethics, but Eliot Spitzer, the call-girl-favoring ex-New York attorney general and governor?

    That's a joke, right?

    Harvard thinks not - Spitzer has been invited by the university to speak today.

    On ethics.

    Former Manhattan Madam Kristin Davis finds this amusing, so amusing she sent a letter to professor Lawrence Lessig, of Harvard's Safra Foundation Center for Ethics.

    "This sounds fascinating and I would love to attend," Davis wrote of Spitzer's speech, "but the restrictions of my probation won't allow me to travel outside New York City.

    "For nearly 5 years, I supplied Mr. Spitzer with high-priced escorts while he was both Attorney General and Governor. For this crime, I served four months on Rikers Island, had all of my assets confiscated and am now considered a sex offender on 5 years probation. Mr. Spitzer broke both state and federal laws and walked away free.

    "I am greatly intrigued as to what Mr. Spitzer could contribute to an ethical discussion when as Chief Executive Law Enforcement Officer of NY he broke numerous laws for which he has yet to be punished. As Attorney General he went around arresting and making examples out of the same escort agencies he was frequenting."

    Hmmm . . . Forget HBO's "Hookers from the Point," this is "Madams with a Point."

    Because Davis is unable to participate in Spitzer's Q&A, her letter to Lessig also includes questions she would like him to be asked:

    Two of our favorites:

    "3. Is it ethical for you to tip off your favorite escort service days before a bust so that they may disappear?"

    "4. Is it ethical to try to book an assignation with a escort under a fake name after you were banned by my agency for being abusive to women?"

    Harvard may have invited the wrong person to talk.

  2. "What's a fair tip for a high dollar whore?"
  3. elliot spitzer should not be teaching ethics anywhere, but elliott spitzer teaching ethics is not as ridiculous as W "restoring dignity to the white house"
  4. Ricter


    Do you believe you have to derail every thread?
  5. I don't derail any threads. I strive to bring balance to "tea party" going audience here.
  6. cstfx


    Spitzer, as the subject, is not about "tea party" or little yapping Obama lapdogs but about hypocrisy, which obviously is beyond your level of reasoning as everything has to be about your hatred for Bush
  7. Ricter


    Of course, "Obama lapdogs" is your counterpunch that also contributes to derailing this thread.
  8. Lucrum


    He's not teaching, it's just a speaking engagement.
    Still ridiculous of course, apparently the standard for speaking at Harvard is nonexistent.

    "Spitzer has been invited by the university to speak today."

    Maybe you should try reading instead of playing Dungeons and dragons so much.

  9. Those who can do...do.

    Those who can't do...teach.

    Elliot couldn't do ethics in his personal life...so now he is going to teach business ethics.

    ...and those who can't do or teach ethics end up as talking heads on Fox News.
  10. It would be interesting to hear him anyway. He did say he HAD ethics, just that he would speak on them.

    Good job, if you can get it. Although, I hope he's speaking for free. I believe the courts ruled that you can't profit from crimes, including books (speaking fees?).....
    #10     Nov 12, 2009