NY Governor and former star Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer, has resigned today after his predilection for pricey whores caught up with him.
Since publicly announcing his involvement with a prostitution ring, calls for Spitzer to resign had been growing until it seemed very unlikely that he could avoid impeachment, says the New York Times:
“I am deeply sorry that I did not live up to what was expected of me,” he said. “To every New Yorker, and to all those who believed in what I tried to stand for, I sincerely apologize.”
“Over the course of my public life, I have insisted — I believe correctly — that people regardless of their position or power take responsibility for their conduct,” he added. “I can and will ask no less of myself. For this reason, I am resigning from the office of governor.”
Things weren’t looking good for Eliot, or as he liked the whores to call him, “George Fox.”
“An impeachment proceeding would force Democrats to either abandon him or defend him,” said one leading Democrat. “They would abandon him.”
Spitzer was caught via wiretap making plans to send a whore to the Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C.. Whoops.