More Reasons to Avoid Paper Trails

Spitzer, wifeOh, Eliot.

If New York's Gov. Eliot Spitzer doesn't resign, ravenous republicans intend to “go all-in and call for his impeachment from office,” CBS 2 reported.

The 48-year-old Democratic governor is linked to a prostitution ring that is among New York's biggest political scandals. Cash payments from several bank accounts to an account operated by the call girl ring, Emperor's Club VI, were initially traced to Spitzer, sparking the investigation. Four organizers of the agency were arrested last week.

He was tracked using court-ordered wiretaps that appear to have recorded his arranging for a prostitute named "Kristen" to meet him at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. the day before Valentine's Day. Could it get worse?

Uh, yes. Spitzer allegedly paid for the call girl to take a train from New York to Washington, a move that opened the transaction up to federal prosecution because she crossed state lines. The governor hasn't been charged with any crime, but experts say his legal problems may have less to do with prostitution and more to do with his attempt to conceal the purpose and source of the cash payments.

"I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family and violates my, or any, sense of right and wrong," he said in a brief and useless statement. "I have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard I expected of myself. "I must now dedicate some time to regain the trust of my family," he said alongside his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer. Why do the wives always have to stand by as their d-bag husbands scramble to save face? Ah, the insanity.

[Originally posted at playgirl.com/blog]