Spitzer to CNN?

The Washington Examiner’s Nikki Schwab and Tara Palmeri write about Elliot Spitzer and CNN…

As Yeas & Nays reported last month, Eliot Spitzer is being considered for a panelist position on a “Crossfire”-type show set to replace Campbell Brown’s prime-time spot on CNN.

We hear from a CNN insider that President Jon Klein, a friend of Spitzer, is in the process of drawing up a contract for the former governor of New York.

Insiders also are buzzing about “The Rachel Maddow Show” executive producer Bill Wolff, whose name has been tossed around to lead the show.

The only thing bigger than Spitzer joining CNN might be Bill Wolff leaving MSNBC…

15 Responses to “Spitzer to CNN?”

  1. I don’t understand why he would go to CNN when he’s been guest-hosting so much for MSNBC lately. He’s on there as a guest a lot, too.

  2. wheresthebeef09 Says:

    Because on MSNBC, he has to toil away on their low rated, disrepsected daytime dribble…while on CNN at least he’d be in primetime and get a very high profile.

  3. CNN is riding its old reputation and still considered generally acceptable. Spitzer is delusional enough to believe that he can win statewide (if not national) elected office again, and he probably doesn’t want to be associated with the wingnut crap of MSNBC.

  4. joeremi Says:

    ^Hell freezes over. I think BW may be right about that.

  5. When Spitzer was governor, he had delusions of being the first Jewish-American POTUS.

    Within months of being exposed as the luv gov and being forced out of office, he was beginning to angle for a comeback. So yes, Joe, he is trying to build up some respectability if he goes to CNN.

    The Lt Governor he foisted on us as governor is an ineffective, pathetic joke, and he’s probably counting on Andy Cuomo to win and then let his mouth take over, leaving people yearning for the return of Client 9.

    Much to NYers’ credit, the majority of us do not want him back. At least for now.

  6. joeremi Says:

    I’m not a New Yorker (though I’m dying to visit) and don’t know much about his reign there, but I gotta say I don’t really care about his little habit. I like what he has to say on MSNBC, and can’t say I would be troubled by him getting another shot in politics.

  7. It isn’t his habit that’s the problem. It’s the illegality of it, with him as a law enforcement officer prosecuting the very ‘profession’ that he was a customer of. Did he steer the investigation away from those who provided services to him? This is sleazy, unethical behavior of the highest order. Frankly, I wasn’t surprised that MSNBC would put him on the air, though I was a bit taken aback that they’d actually let him anchor. If CNN signs him that IS a shock. I wouldn’t have thought CNN would make him an anchor or a show host with this sort of unethical behavior so recent.

  8. joeremi Says:

    I think prostitution being illegal is a ridiculous law. If part of the discussion between two (or more) consenting adults involves money, how is that any of my business? If everybody goes home happy, I’m happy.

  9. Whether or not you think prostitution should be illegal is beside the point. It is illegal here in New York, and when he was the state AG, he prosecuted people for doing the very same thing as he did.

    He may well have broken a variety of federal laws involving money laundering (how he paid for the hookers), as well. Too bad he wasn’t prosecuted, much as he did to other losers.

  10. joeremi Says:

    Point taken, BW. Just throwing my two cents in about the law ’cause there’s not much going on here tonight. I don’t have much else to say, so I’ll hang it up for the night.

  11. For what it’s worth, Joe, Dr. BW thinks it should be legal. At least then the women would be safer. There would be fewer scuzzy pimps and more madams like the Mayflower Madame. Also, with prostitution being illegal, the women who get hurt by clients and pimps are often afraid to seek medical help, let alone report the abusers. If it’s legal, they wouldn’t be as scared.

    As for Spitzer, as we pointed out, it’s likely that he committed some serious federal crimes related to his hooker habit.

  12. The investigation reported that Spitzer’s illegal acts started while he was the state’s AG. As governor he used state police to spy on a political opponent.

    Dr. Al agrees with Dr. BW. And, unlike the fallout from a legalised drug market, who somebody sacks up with and who they pay money to has negligible impact on the rest of society. I don’t like it, but there’s no good reason to keep it a crime.

  13. NYers remember that because Spitzer was hellbent on having a black running mate (in 2006), we now have a governor who’s an admitted cokehead and adulterer, and can’t make a decision (the way he humiliated Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg) nor get any respect from state legislators.

  14. I think there’s a certain honor ih prostitution, on both sides. If all a man is looking for is sex, and nothing else, this is the most honest way to go about it. None of the lies, none of the BS. I don’t know about Spitzer, but guys like Charlie Sheen are way-better-off if their ‘women’ have protection nearby.

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