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Christopher Orr on Eliott Spitzer

One has to ask: just what was Eliot Spitzer thinking? Phone calls? Travel across state lines? The Mayflower Hotel? Valentine's Day?

Christopher Orr:

Great Moments in Compartmentalization: From the Times's Spitzer story:

As attorney general, [Spitzer] also had prosecuted at least two prostitution rings as head of the state%u2019s organized crime task force. In one such case in 2004, Mr. Spitzer spoke with revulsion and anger after announcing the arrest of 16 people for operating a high-end prostitution ring out of Staten Island.

"This was a sophisticated and lucrative operation with a multitiered management structure," Mr. Spitzer said at the time. "It was, however, nothing more than a prostitution ring."

It appears the Emperors Club VIP has no clothes.