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THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with contributing editor P.J. O'Rourke on Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, Obamacare, Ted Cruz, the Weekly Standard Cruise, and the etiquette of drinks before lunch.
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A famous/notorious novel yields its progeny. Aug 5, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 44 • By JOSEPH EPSTEIN
A succès de scandale if ever there was one, Portnoy’s Complaint, Philip Roth’s fourth book of fiction, will soon be 45 years old. At the center of the novel’s scandalousness, which recounts the 33-year-old Alexander Portnoy’s reporting to his psychoanalyst the emergence of his repressed desires growing up in a middle-class Jewish home, was its emphasis on masturbation, or “the secret vice,” as the Victorian medical encyclopedias used to call it.
12:36 PM, Jul 24, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Eliot Spitzer, the former New York governor and New York City comptroller candidate, says he has not visited a prostitute since 2008, when it was revealed the Democrat was a client for a high-price prostitution ring. The Wall Street Journal reports:
12:12 PM, Jul 23, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York who resigned in 2008 after it was revealed he was a client of a prostitution ring, has a new campaign ad for his run for New York City comptroller in which Spitzer admits he "failed. Big time." The 60-second ad, which features one news anchor saying the "Sheriff of Wall Street is back," mainly focuses on Spitzer explaining why he'd like to run for comptroller, which controls the city's budget as well as the pension funds for city workers.
Watch the ad below:
What Eliot Spitzer plans to do if he wins.Jul 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 43 • By MICHAEL WARREN
It’s surprising when a candidate for office tells you exactly what he’ll do if elected. It’s even more surprising when that candidate is Eliot Spitzer. The former Democratic governor of New York resigned in 2008 after being exposed as a client of a high-priced prostitution ring, but as the New York Times revealed earlier this month, he’s getting back into politics by running for an office few can even pronounce: New York City comptroller.
10:15 AM, Jul 9, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Eliot Spitzer has dug himself out of a political grave and, while his fingernails are still bleeding, is out on the stump hustling for signatures and votes. This is what happens when nobody remembers that a wooden stake must be driven through the heart before earth is shoveled over the body.
8:47 AM, Jul 9, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
On MSNBC this morning, Eliot Spitzer, who's trying to reemerge on the New York political scene, said that he's gone through "A lot of pain. A lot of pain." He then tried to cry:
The MSNBC host asked, "So as personally as you can answer this question, don't give me a pat answer, don't give me one that you prepare in your mind: How are you different than you were five or six years ago? What has changed of who you were?"
8:16 AM, Jul 9, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
In an editorial out today, the New York Times comes down hard on Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, two New York politicians who previously resigned in disgrace but are again running for office.
8:19 PM, Jul 8, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Eliot Spitzer, who resigned as governor of New York after getting caught seeing prostitutes, believes the world's oldest profession should remain illegal:
"Should prostitution be legal?" he's asked.
From the ScrapbookOct 18, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 05 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
Global warming activists are famously impatient with critics who question either the solidity of the scientific case for climate alarmism or the policy prescriptions of the alarmists. “The time for debate is over” is their rallying cry. Not that they were ever big on debate to begin with. Anyone who read Al Gore’s 1992 schlockbuster Earth in the Balance will remember that it was long on apocalypticism and short on the arts of persuasion.
New York state government is a den of thieves.Mar 22, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 26 • By FRED SIEGEL
New York governor David Paterson, beset by charges of witness tampering in the case of a close aide accused of assaulting an ex-girlfriend, has spoken of legalizing ultimate fighting as a revenue raiser to help close the state’s $8 billion plus budget gap. But New Yorkers looking for brawling entertainment need look no further than the Democratic caucus of the state senate where Paterson had been a member for 20 years.
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