Okay, seriously. I know politicians like to drum up scandals and faux outrage to score political points against their opponents, but New York Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Kristin Davis has a different target in her sights. Instead of attacking her opponents, she's attacking former Governor Elliot Spitzer.
Spitzer has been filling in as a CNN host for departing anchor Campbell Brown is the network plans on hiring him to permanently replace her. Just last week, I turned to Jerame when Spitzer was filling in for Dylan Ratigan on MSNBC and said, "He's really good. I hope they keep him."
The former New York Governor resigned his office after getting busted patronizing prostitutes. Who procured those highclass hookers for the Guv? Former madam turned Libertarian politician Kristin Davis.
Davis, who is running on a pro-marijuana and prostitution legalization platform, has decided to try and score cheekily grab contact information from unsuspecting moral values types by pushing an action alert aimed at getting CNN to dump Spitzer from their lineup. Why? She says the network is "condoning the criminal actions of Eliot Spitzer," while conveniently ignoring her own role in the scandal as she tries to get voters to condone her own future job prospect.
On Davis' new CNN: No To Spitzer site, she has a laundry list of reasons why Spitzer shouldn't replace Campbell Brown. One in particular stands out to me:
WHY WOULD CNN PROMOTE HYPOCRISY?
As Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer prosecuted people for promoting prostitution. Spitzer on June 6, 2007 signed into law legislation to prevent human trafficking and to suppress the demand for prostitution. New York's punishment for patronizing prostitutes changed from a Class B misdemeanor (3 months jail/$500 fine) to a Class A (1 year jail/$1,000 fine) misdemeanor. All the while Eliot Spitzer was frequenting these same agencies. Spitzer has yet to admit to his hypocrisy.
Nestled at the bottom of the site without the bold red headlines, however, is a short disclaimer.
THE "Just Say No to Spitzer" Campaign is sponsored by Kristin Davis for Governor. Kristin Davis is the former Manhattan Madam who provided Spitzer with call-girls while he was both Attorney General and Governor of New York for which she was sentenced to four months in prison and six years probation. Now Kristin Davis is running for Governor of New York as a Libertarian.
So let me see if I've got this straight... Kristin Davis wants CNN to dump Spitzer as a potential news anchor because he patronized prostitutes that she supplied to him. She's calling this the "Just Say No to Spitzer" campaign? Apparently she didn't say "No" when she was making bucketloads of cash for human trafficking, did she?
File this under "Hypocritical stone throwing."