Eliot Spitzer? No opinion. Well, not one worth expanding on. Dude stuck his dick in a blender, got caught, will pay. Some libloggers, while acknowledging Spitzer's faux pas, can't help but see some nefarious GOP tentacles slithering in the background. Maybe. But isn't it interesting that when a mule shows his or her true colors, there are always mitigating circumstances, perhaps a clandestine plot to do them in. When a Repub does the same, it's caustic laughter, immediate presumption of guilt, celebrations about how hypocritical right wingers are.
I'm the author of "MR. MIKE: The Life and Work of Michael O'Donoghue, The Man Who Made Comedy Dangerous," "AMERICAN FAN: Sports Mania and the Culture That Feeds It," and "SAVAGE MULES: The Democrats and Endless War."
I wrote jokes for Bill Maher and countless other comics, some of whom ran for public office. I've done the media/public speaking thing, pounding podiums when not singing and dancing for tossed coins. Once upon a time I wrote Red State Son, the archive of which can be found in the blogroll below.