Toon: Shedding Tears for Spitzer
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From a few weeks ago. This cartoon is really a critique of myself. My initial reaction to the Spitzer sex scandal was to poo-poo it and hope he'd survive it. I had a big political crush on the Sheriff of Wall Street, and loved seeing him take down slimy corporate criminals. I also loved that he was such a strong pusher of marriage equality that he even put forth his own bill on the subject. And I was sad to see him lose so much political capital for his courageous pushing of driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants.
It was the loss of political capital that did him in, of course, instead of letting him survive Bill Clinton style.
But really, all that good aside, dude was a bigtime hypocrite, prosecuting some sex worker rings at the same time he patronized others.