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New Slate columnist and sex-for-hire hypocrite Eliot Spitzer was spotted at a swanky party the publication threw earlier this week.

The venue?  A former "erotic massage parlor" turned trendy cocktail lounge called "Happy Ending."

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  1. Wait, what? When did Spitzer become a Slate columnist? I thought he was supposed to go with the NYT.

    And it certainly is a relatively happy ending for him, seeing as all the felony charges were dropped.

  2. I heard they spotted John Edwards around a daycare center recently.

  3. Epi, probably as soon as he became a sex-for-hire-hypcrite. Surely you know how this game works. Those scandals are political career breakers, but media career makers.

  4. anybody know whats going on with the purveyors and employees of the emporers club? Are they still being charged?

  5. Boston, I believe they are doing jail time. Happy endings only for Spitzer.

  6. And it certainly is a relatively happy ending for him, seeing as all the felony charges were dropped.

    It’s horse shit that that happened. As much as I think what Spitzer did should be legal, equality before the law requires that he be hung high for all to see.

  7. Wow. Now that’s perverse.

  8. CarpetMuncher, I agree, but was not surprised. The dude had too much power and too many friends in high places, and he was a former prosecutor, and therefore one of them.

  9. I think I just figured out how to advance my media career.

  10. And it certainly is a relatively happy ending for him, seeing as all the felony charges were dropped.

    You can tell I’m not in charge.

    I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and differing standards of Justice depending on ruling class membership for all.”

  11. Epi, probably as soon as he became a sex-for-hire-hypcrite. Surely you know how this game works. Those scandals are political career breakers, but media career makers.

    G. Gordon Liddy. Fuck, the culture of this nation dismays saddens embarrasses me

  12. Dude, the man’s being true to himself. Don’t hide it Steamroller! Don’t let them oppress you just because of your unusual taste of extracurricular activity!

  13. I always thought Reason could use a gossip/society columnist.

  14. Good for him. His wife could use a face-lift.

  15. Heh. The Gawker headline in the linked article is:

    “Eliot Spitzer Wanders Into Media Party, Thinking It Was Something Else”

  16. I know the Happy Endings part makes the story. And that’s intentional.

    However, the bar is one of the better literary dives in Soho (KGB’s been lame for at least half a decade).

    Besides, Spitzer was into latex-free, and even back in the day Chinatown was mostly a rub-and-tug scene, so that’s the last sort of place the ex-Governor might have patronized.

  17. Beware, reasonoids! I was a steamroller once . . . I may be again.

  18. joe | December 18, 2008, 1:20pm | #
    I always thought Reason could use a gossip/society columnist.

    True dat.

    They need to move their coverage as close as possible to a print version of that RED EYE show they all love to appear on.

  19. I always thought Reason could use a gossip/society columnist.

    Aren’t we all doing it for free in the threads? Why pay?

  20. Epi,

    Are you suggesting we get paid for posting? I think there was already an article on that.

  21. I’m suggesting that I get paid for posting. The rest of you can work for free.

  22. Aren’t we all doing it for free in the threads? Why pay?

    Good point.

  23. But my lord Episiarch? How will us peasants eat? Clothe our children? Pay for high priced hookers?

  24. Serve me well, Naga, and you shall not want for high priced hookers. Now go get me some blow.

  25. Pay for high priced hookers?

    I’ve been selling my body to support my hooker habit.

    Don’t laugh. Back in 1998, that idea had a $1.2 billion market cap with that idea.

    i-joe-ho

  26. Epi,

    That was a tiny tim reference. Though the offering of high priced hookers is appreciated.

  27. G. Gordon Liddy. Fuck, the culture of this nation dismays saddens embarrasses me

    Didn’t Liddy do hard time? I am not defending Liddy as much as just stating that a pol getting his hand caught in the cookie jar, or in Spitzer’s case the honey pot, gets his hand slapped and moves on to bigger and better things is different then someone that gets caught, does his time and then manages to get back up.

  28. Did Spitzer lose his whore critic gig at the Times? Too bad–I thought he was really good at it.

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