Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Power Corrupts; Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

For someone who is obviously very smart, this guy made an awful lot of stupid mistakes. I think he just got so caught up in his power. He temporarily forgot to cover his tracks. In a matter of weeks we have witnessed one of the rising stars on the Democratic horizon come to an abrupt and untimely end. Eliot Spitzer left a paper trail and then brought attention to his blunder, by trying to get the bank to remove his name from the transaction. Known as the "Sheriff of Wall Street" in some circles. He has built a career around prosecuting people for some of the same things he has been found guilty of doing himself. After pledging to clean up corruption in the state of New York. As it turns out, he was part of what needed to be cleaned.

It seems like everybody who has taken strong positions lately, have been found to be in violation themselves. It makes you wonder if these high profile people aren't being targeted by their so-called victims. Somebody somewhere knows your weaknesses. Often times powerful people think they have the power to make those sources disappear. They try to go to a higher rung on the ladder in hopes of being discreet. The next thing you know we have a scandal. First we had Congressman Mark Foley then Minister Ted Haggard and now there is Governor Eliot Spitzer. None of these people just picked their affinity's up after they got to be well known. They became popular afterward. When you're twenty years old and just getting out of your parents house, your racing harmones and sexual perversion don't really matter. When you speak for thousands , if not millions it does.

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