Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Scandals Everywhere!

New York governor Eliot Spitzer is in hot water after spending $15,000 on prostitutes, in what Jon Stewart has dubbed ****gate:

The prostitute, identified only as "Kristen," worked for the Emperors Club. The group charged between $1,000 and $5,500 an hour and operated in New York; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; London, England; and Paris, France, according to court papers.

A thousand dollars an hour? Holy crap! I don't even think Julia Roberts charged that much in Pretty Woman.

Now, I generally find these sort of scandals more interesting when they involve gay Republicans but, as far as sex scandals go, this is a good one. It also, yet again, raises the question of why Canada doesn't really get any sex scandals - since the Munsinger Affair over 40 years ago, our scandals have generally involved things like charging chewing gum to an expense account.

But that's not to say we don't have scandals. The "please call it anything but NAFTAgate scandal" is now being investigated. This one probably won't turn into much of anything - I seriously doubt there was any intent from the PMO to destroy the Obama campaign. Worst case scenario is someone being a little too loose lipped and a scapegoat being fired (now, if that scape goat is Ian Brodie, then it becomes big).

The sleeper pick in March Scandal Madness right now is the Baird-O'Brien scandal (BO scandal?) which I will not comment on, because it seems everyone who comments on Tory scandals winds up getting sued.

And, that brings us to the big one - Cadscam. With shifting stories, and the Tories reluctant to flat out deny an offer was made, this one smells fishy. Greg Weston floats an interesting theory today but, regardless of the Tory explanation, there are two certainties they can't spin away:

1. Harper is on tape saying an offer was made.
2. Cadman's entire family are sticking to the "million dollar life insurance policy" story. And, considering his wife is running for the Tories, there is no logical explanation for her to be making this up.

I doubt anything will ever be proven so this won't knock him out, but those two facts above are going to leave Harper with a black eye on this one.

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  • "Spitzer Swallows"

    Nice one.

    By Blogger Justin Socie, at 12:28 a.m.  

  • I've had just about enough of Cadman and his million dollar life insurance case! Nowadays, when I'm looking for news stories about Life insurance in Canada on the internet for my weblog, all I can find is Mr Cadman and his scandal. I am amazed how long this issue is being kept alive...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:03 a.m.  

  • LIC, then you might as well enjoy the humour. This Hour Has 22 Minutes has a skit on Conservative Life Insurance.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:41 a.m.  

  • Canadian politicians are less horny than American ones... sex for Canadian politicians is like pushing a car uphill with a rope. Why screw a hooker when you can screw your political opponent... INFINITELY more interesting than sex with a prostitute at$1000/hour.

    By Blogger Sean Cummings, at 7:54 a.m.  

  • Latest, he spent $80,000.00 for his fun with hookers.

    By Blogger LeDaro, at 10:08 a.m.  

  • Any woman who has the nerve to charge a grand an hour better be able to rapidfire pingpong balls and have a tongue that can blend cocktails.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:03 p.m.  

  • Well perhaps you can ask her - this is her myspace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=69041220

    PS: Spitzer's wife was waaay classier.

    By Blogger french wedding cat, at 10:53 p.m.  

  • If HArper makes the big mistake of suing for defamation the truth will come out and HArper will seriously regret it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:04 a.m.  

  • Quite worthwhile material, thank you for the post.

    By Anonymous www.alicante-3d.com, at 8:01 a.m.  

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