Still, some observers of the latest sleazy revelations have started to ask, why Spitzer? Was it really a chance discovery arising from a computer program designed to detect money laundering, or was there more to it? Given the history of the Bush Justice Department, one wonders. For a really neat conspiracy theory, look here.
Something I've always wondered about is why, any time a politician gets caught up in a sex scandal, he feels he has to drag his wife along while he says his mea culpa. And why the hell do the wives go along with it? Most of the women I know would be doing personal appearances with their divorce lawyers, not standing grimly in front of the TV cameras as Americans judge whether or not their husbands might have been justified in going elsewhere for sex -- especially since the guys down at the sports bar invariably conclude the answer is "yes."
But those are not my questions. We are told that Spitzer was "Client 9," and paid only $4000 for a four hour session -- meaning that "Kirsten," his special someone, had only a three-diamond rating, the bargain basement of Emperor's Club VIP companions. The men who hired the five-, six-, or seven diamond ladies certainly have to be extremely rich -- rich enough so that we must have heard of some of them -- but the only other possible client I could find named, after an extensive internet search, was the Duke of Westminster -- possibly "Client 6." So here are my questions:
- Who is Client 1?
- Who is Client 2?
- Who is Client 3?
- Who is Client 4?
- Who is Client 5?
- Is His Grace really Client 6?
- Who is Client 7?
- Who is Client 8?
- Who are Clients 10 and greater?
And America wants to know!