Sunday, March 16, 2008

And the Ass of the Week is....

Eliot Spitzer. In case you've been living under a rock, Mr. Spitzer was the former governor of New York, and was elected because he was seen as a reformer for Wall Street with a holier-than-thou attitude. He made no apologies, and stated that he would go after the Street for it's excess and dishonestly to protect the little investor.

Which is why his fall from "grace" is so spectacular, but sadly predictable. Doesn't Eliot's self-righteous railing about Wall Street remind you of:

1. the born again Christian who tells you not to snort coke up your nose because they lacked self-control and had a coke problem for years

2. the catholic church telling you how you should feel about abortion, etc., but looking the other way when it comes to their pedophile priests? (Check the prevalence within that population, it is most likely statistically significant.)

3. organized religion telling you we should accept everyone, but then telling you that homosexuality is a sin

There is a term used in psychology called "projection" and these are all classic examples of projection. Think about it, you either know right from wrong, or you don't. For those who are reading this and still struggling, if you have any doubt whether what you are doing is right or wrong, ask yourself this: "what would my mom say if I told her?"

These are your noble, elected leaders folks. Congratulations Mr. Spitzer, you just bought your 3 daughters years of therapy. You are a true champion of the people. From where we're looking, it seems like you too were looking for the same free lunch that you went after everyone else for.

You win Eliot, you're a jackass.