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September 12, 2013

Spitzer, Weiner should have been ashamed

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As for Spitzer, a city comptroller election had never been a hot political item, but apparently Spitzer saw it as a first step back to political prominence. In truth, the former governor was probably over-qualified for the post.

But New Yorkers must have remembered the hypocrisy of Spitzer — who had prosecuted many people involved in prostitution — spending tens of thousands of dollars to have sex with any number of “escorts while he was governor.”

We don’t think it prudish or intolerant to think that Spitzer and Weiner should have been too ashamed of themselves to run for high office.

Oh, and by the way, the big winners in the Democratic primary Tuesday night — along with the voters — were mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio and for comptroller, Scott Stringer. The Republican winners were Joe Lhota for mayor and unopposed comptroller candidate John Burnett.

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