The other thing about this whole scandal that's got me completely puzzled is the discretion of these call girls. I can't believe no one dished, especially if it's true that this had been going on for years. Or maybe if you move in that escort crowd, you don't follow the news...
Still, if call girls are this discreet, maybe the CIA could use a few for dirty tricks operations.
And is it just me, but am I alone in thinking, we could use a good Canadian sex scandal?
Even more fascinating than the Eliot Spitzer scandal has to be the reaction to it.
I must admit, I had the same reaction as Amy Ephron over at the Huffpost:
Why did Silda Spitzer appear at her husband's side at his press conference today? The picture in the New York Times' is so telling, so sad, so perfectly humiliating. And you just want to ask, why? Why do political wives -- especially when they seemingly have no political aspirations of their own, it's not like Mrs. Spitzer is going to run for office -- show up for their husbands when their husbands have behaved so badly?The comments on Ephron's are a psychology course in themselves. The favourite answer when I read through was "because she loves him." But even if she does still love him, why would he want her to have to go through that? What possible benefit is it for either of them for her to be standing up there beside him? I don't even see that such a "united front" helps their three daughters, who I pity to the depths of their teenage souls.
And while I'm ranting, the other opinion, that drives me round the bend is: "Wow, his wife is hot. Why would he do it?" You just know that the person who says something like this wouldn't notice if there was a serial killer next door either.