Wednesday, March 12, 2008


rm. Mayflower hotel

Apartment quickie
Governor's downfall began
Electorate numb.

NY Governor's Mansion

Eliot Spitzer was inaugurated as New York’s 54th Governor on January 1, 2007. In his inaugural address, Governor Spitzer said: "Every policy, every action and every decision we make in this administration will further two overarching objectives: We must transform our government so that it is as ethical and wise as all of New York, and we must rebuild our economy so that it is ready to compete on the global stage in the next century".

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Blogger Churlita said...

Hmmmmm. Very interesting.

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like this. And like the info too.

12:08 PM  
Blogger paisley said...

and then what may i ask is the problem with funding the worlds oldest profession??? really...

1:07 PM  
Blogger PJD said...

This is a masterful haiku, topical. I wish I'd written it!

1:20 PM  
Blogger rel said...

It's more a matter of legalization than funding. Prostitution is already well funded. $4300.00 /hr. ?
I would wholeheartedly support the legalization of prostitution.
Those points aside, I think that when you run on a platform of ethics, when you have a wife and three daughters, I'd like to be able to trust you to your word.
It would have been just as wrong for him, in my mind, to have an affair with a consenting staffer.
So, here, the isue is not about prostiution, but rather integrity.
As always I relish your comments.

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like it also

I would agree with Paisley but as a resident of NY--though not for much longer, I have seen Spitzer through the years--and have always called him Mr. Holier than Thou--we're supposed to practice what we preach

Had no problems with Bill--until this campaign. He never claimed to be better than

1:40 PM  
Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Isn't is strange how these tawdry incidents consume us when issues so much larger than this are being swept under the rug? Great piece, here, both the perfect haiku and the prose.

4:56 PM  
Blogger UL said...

I agree,you took the prompt in a whole new direction rel, really nice one here. Thank you.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great post!!

You can find my entry here: The Fire

Have a great day!

9:43 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

I totally agree with you Rel. Integrity is what it is all about. My heart aches for his poor wife and daughters. The situation is disgraceful.
As for your poem... It's like those 3 words were meant for this scandal in our headlines! good job bud.

11:33 PM  
Blogger TC said...

I'm still laughing... seems no one else is. Oops.

12:15 AM  
Blogger Rowan said...

Great haiku Rel! Have just read about this gentleman in our news, I don't have much time for politicians in general, there are few I would trust any further than I could see them. There are honourable exceptions of course, I just can't think of any right now :)

3:11 AM  
Blogger anthonynorth said...

Great post. With scandals like this, it isn't that politicians have become more ... well, you know. It's that media has become more intrusive.
It was, and is, always thus with many of those who thrust themselves into the public eye. I think it's to do with an 'I can' mentality. It affects every area of their lives.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Chipper said...

It's funny how judgemental we are of our politicians. They are in politics and polictics is a dirty game of who you know, who you can impress and saying what people want to hear. Just becasue he was caught doesn't mean he was a bad politician. I am positive that there are other political leaders that do not live their life the way we think they should. But it is their life, politics is their career. Thank God people do not judge me on the way I live my personal life at work. With that being said, I feel bad for his wife and kids because of the emabarassment they may feel. In my opinion, I don't think paying for sex is right but who am I to judge anyone that does?

9:16 AM  
Blogger Tammy Brierly said...

Quickie tickled my funny bone. LOL

7:33 PM  
Blogger little wing writer said...

oh man, that was painful... hilarious but painful... have you seen kristen's digs... 11K a month... as humans we are so very weak.... im sorta jealous.. tho i still cant get his wife's awful expression as she stood next to him... damn tammy wynette.. stand by your man... spit.. cookies or no cookies hillary... and...
just a little note…b/c thrz another gal named littlewing in the poetry blog community im changing my name from littlewing to onemorebeliever…tho my blogname wont change)

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your use of the three words is incredibly well done here.

I am always torn between separating a person's personal life and job, and being unable to separate them. His use of the word ethics in his inaugural speech, though, leads me toward the latter.

10:49 AM  

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