Imus and guest Col Jack Jacobs relish the Spitzer pickle. The two discuss the Governor’s performance as NY Attorney General with regards to the NYSE and speculate on potential Gambino crime family implications.
ChanX | CliffsNotes
Jacobs: There was a war-hoop of success from the floor of the NYSE when Spitzer’s news came down. Cheering the demise of their nemesis. Spitzer is clearly an evil man.
Imus: What Spitzer did to “my friend” Dick Grasso was so outrageous. Whatever you think about Grasso, everybody knew what was going on. You got to pay these guys to run companies whether they are charities or not.
Jacobs: Spitzer just picked targets of opportunity. He was very selective about it. It’s not the he sprayed the whole area with a shotgun with #7 bird-shot. Spitzer just picked his targets carefully to make sure he made a point.
Jacobs: What was really interesting about Spitzer’s News Conference (quote, unquote), really startling he said its a private matter. It’s not a private matter the governor is a public person. Lawyers will tell you the rules for slander and libel for public persons is very much different then for private persons.
Jacobs: I right now can say the Governor of New York Is A Sanctimonious Jackass. And can get away with it because he is a public person.
Imus: It must have occurred to a lot of people that these escort services especially the high end ones have go to be part of some organized crime family, like the Gambinos.
Jacobs: It Has been reported to me that this is a Gambino operation, either directly or indirectly. If anyone should have known it would have been Governor Elliot Spitzer. He has prosecuted associates of the Gambino Family over a period of time. Maybe that’s how they were introduced in the first place!
Imus: Some Psychological thing going on here.
Jacobs: You’re are talking about a lot of money. You’re talking about a “round-fiver” after tip. My car isn’t worth $5,000!
Imus: Even if the wife volunteers to walk out there, how about show some guts and walk out by yourself?
Jacobs: She looked like she was on Thorazine. She may have been dragged out there against her will. Why any woman would stand next to him in this circumstance is beyond me.
Imus: Back to Dick Grasso and Ken Langone (founder Home Depot) who sometimes I’ve been mean to and probably should not have been. He is a great guy.
Jacobs: He’s a big boy and a great guy who can take it. Turns out Grasso and Langone were right about Spitzer. They were absolutely right from the very beginning. Anyone who was close to them and knowing what was going on in the NYSE knew they were right. Just an opportunity for Spitzer to make his name, like he did so successfully across the board.
Jacobs: Bad things happen to good people, but bad things happen to bad people too. Lets hope they continue to happen.
ChanX Note: Happen they did! Elliot Spitzer resigned as Governor of New York State effective March 17, 2008. Happy St Paddys Day, Elliot!
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