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When I lived in Providence, Rhode Island, Mayor Buddy Cianci was indicted on federal criminal charges of racketeering, conspiracy, extortion, witness tampering, and mail fraud. He was found guilty of only conspiracy, but was sentenced to five years in a federal prison.

One summer while at my beach house in New Jersey, Governor James McGreevey publicly announced his homosexuality (with his wife by his side), becoming the first openly gay state governor in U.S. history. His unusually close relationship with his homeland security advisor immediately caused speculation that he was McGreevey’s secret lover.

While I lived in my home state of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Mayor John Street had listening devices planted in his office by the FBI as part of an investigation of municipal corruption. It uncovered numerous corruption schemes which led to the prosecution of many members of Street’s administration. Although Street was never formally charged with any crime, it’s a well-known fact that Philadelphians couldn’t wait till his second term was up. As one Philadelphia Inquirer columnist put it: “Rare is the twice-elected mayor who is as disliked, distrusted, and dismissed as John Street.”

And as of just yesterday, my current state of New York announced that Governor Eliot Sptizer hired a $1,000 – $5,000 an hour prostitution agency and met with a girl in a hotel in D.C.

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Now the public will forever think of him as the code name given to him by the agency (Client #9) and the alias he used (George Fox). Spitzer was supposedly busted by a wire tap on his cell phone after an investigation was conducted because suspicious transactions were reported by his bank. No word yet on whether or not he will resign. Ironically, while he served as NY Attorney General, Spitzer prosecuted two prostitution rings.

Here’s the cover of the Post today:

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HAHA I love this newspaper.

I feel bad for the next state I live in; some scandal will surely arise. I apologize in advance.

Posted by cher on Tuesday, March 11th, 2008 at 4:38 pm.

One Response to “Political scandals follow me everywhere”

Love that headline! Great state we live in,eh?

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