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Silda Spitzer urges governor to stay on (update) Spitzer to resign - NY Post
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, March 12, 2008

So much for my feelings of sympathy for Ms. Spitzer:
Close aides to the governor suggested on Tuesday that the mood in the Spitzer home was tense, with the governor’s wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, recommending that he not step down, but they cautioned that the situation could change at any time.
This is a guy facing 10 to 18 months on a federal indictment for money laundering. How in the world can he govern under that cloud? Even state Democrats are joining in on the call for his resignation.

Yet his wife is urging him to stay on? She goes from being a sympathetic figure to another in a long line of calculating political wives. And with the amount of money Spitzer spent and the time over which it was spent (10 years), it becomes less believable that she had no knowledge of Spitzer's activities.

Yes, that's between them. Understood. But there's no reason to waste any time worrying about her emotional well-being if that's the case. Her only possible objection, if that's the case, is the idiot got caught.

UPDATE: According to the NY Post at 8:30am, Spitzer is going to resign:
Gov. Eliot Spitzer has decided to resign and will begin notifying top state officials of his decision just after 9 a.m., The Post has learned.

Word began circulating of his decision in state political circles just minutes ago, which came after what one source called "an agonizing night," as the governor's wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, and the governor's lawyers went over a possible plea deal offered by federal prosecutors, sources told The Post.
So, is it possible that Spitzer's wife's urging that he stay on had something to do with a plea deal and the possible political leverage remaining in office might have (although I'm not sure what that might be)?

AP is now reporting he will resign and that the resignation will be effective Monday.
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First my wife’s brothers would beat me to within an inch of my life. Then she would destroy me financially. What is it with these political wives? Have they been brainwashed by power?
 
Written By: JWG
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Of course Silda wants her husband to remain governor. Otherwise he’ll be at home all the time. One would think it normal that at this time the less Silda sees of Eliot the better.
 
Written By: OregonJon
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Of course Silda wants her husband to remain governor. Otherwise he’ll be at home all the time.
Prison would get him out of the house for a while...
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
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It may be over ..
Gov. Eliot Spitzer has decided to resign and will begin notifying top state officials of his decision just after 9 a.m., The Post has learned.
 
Written By: Neo
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It’s been suggested that he’s trying to use a resignation as a way to get the feds to DROP ALL CHARGES!

Please. This is the man who threatened AIG with a major charge unless the CEO stepped down.

I hope the fed’s response was "Hell no. We’ll convict your ass, and then WATCH you get removed."
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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So much for my feelings of sympathy for Ms. Spitzer:
You didn’t think Hillary Clinton was singular in her power lust, did you?

Clearly, her husband remaining in power, (and thereby the benefits attached to her being married to the person in power) is of greater import to her than the fact that she’s married to someone who spends huge amounts of money on rentals, and has for years. If that’s not Clintonesque, I don’t know what is.
It’s been suggested that he’s trying to use a resignation as a way to get the feds to DROP ALL CHARGES!

Please. This is the man who threatened AIG with a major charge unless the CEO stepped down.
Quite. As I said at my place this morning:
Let me be clear. Spitzer should resign. Today. Now, in fact.

However, He should not be offered any kind of reduced prosecution for doing so. He should be sent up for the max. After all, isn’t that what Spitzer the hero would have insisted on? Or are these values… these law and order values that supposedly made him such a hero among some, not to be applied to a Democrat?



 
Written By: Bithead
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"This is a guy facing 10 to 18 months on a federal indictment for money laundering. How in the world can he govern under that cloud?"

Two Words - Bill Clinton. I mean this is about sex after all.

Also I will believe Spitzer will resign the second he steps out of office. Remember I will resign, no I have had 2nd thoughts, two step.










 
Written By: retired military
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She might have said he should keep the job, however...
A source close to the governor said Mr. Spitzer and his wife of 20 years, Silda Wall, have spent the day in separate rooms in their apartment. They have emerged from their locations to speak jointly with Mr. Spitzer’s lawyers.

“She doesn’t want to look at him, and he doesn’t want to bear the look that she gives when she does look at him,” the source said.
And Retired, apparently in about 24 minutes (11:30am today) the announcement will be made. Monday he leaves office, taking even that long at the request of the current Lt Gov. (soon to be without the Lt), to try and make this as smooth as possible.

Aside from Nixon, I’m not aware of any high-level exec officer (state or even local) to ever have a story break one day X, and then be out of office on day X+7.
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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"Yet his wife is urging him to stay on"

Perhaps she enjoys the prospect of seeing him "twist slowly, slowly in the wind".
 
Written By: timactual
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"It’s been suggested that he’s trying to use a resignation as a way to get the feds to DROP ALL CHARGES!"
Federal prosecutors are now denying that there is any sort of arrangement with this crumb.

He really might go all the way down.
 
Written By: Billy Beck
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