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Thursday, March 13, 2008
The Spitzer jokes have in general not been very good, to my surprise. Letterman's Top Ten Eliot Spitzer Excuses and Top Ten Messages on Eliot Spitzer's Answering Machine showed the effects of having only four hours to write jokes (in the first case; 28 hours in the second case, so less of an excuse).

The Top Ten Surprises During Eliot Spitzer's Resignation were much better. For discretion, I'll merely link to them. Letterman also sez: "Did you know Spitzer was a Hillary Clinton superdelegate? Boy, can she pick 'em or what?"

Leno sez:
Did you see the resignation speech? Only spoke for two minutes and 40 seconds -- but he still had to pay for the entire hour.

More details coming out about the incident. It seems the governor was caught on a federal wiretap making arrangements to meet with this prostitute. See, that’s why the Democrats are so against President Bush’s eavesdropping policy.

Besides these, we have the following list of hypothetical headlines:

WASHINGTON POST: "DC Madam" Protests Outsourcing

NATIONAL JOURNAL: NY Legislators Reject Governor's Stimulus Package

Historian Michael Beschloss, historian: "Speaking as an historian, I'd say she definitely came across in the Mayflower. Historianly speaking."

THE NATION: Her Governor's in Trouble, But Hillary's Not Talking. (Actually I didn't make that one up.)

DAILY VARIETY: Spitz Hitz Ditz, Quitz


NY POST: No-Luv Shuv for No-Gluv Guv

NY DAILY NEWS: EmperorVIP to clients: Crop Head!

NATIONAL REVIEW: Rockefeller establishment. Tcheh.

LE MONDE: Sarko to Spitz: Eet eez to laugh!