As you should have read, NY Governor Eliott Spitzer has been found to connected to a sex ring. In reality, he is a just a high priced John. What was most infuriating is the hypocrisy as he has prosecuted others to the full extent of the law for the same acts he committed. In honor of the Governor's hypocrisy, I started evaluating my own hypocrisy and I concluded that I should no longer tell my wife to not leave the wet towels on the floor.
As a former prosecutor, I actually have prosecuted Johns in Inglewood. If I was a defense attorney, I would be having a field day for any client caught as a John as if the Governor can do it and probably still go about his business, why can't everyone else.
I started analyzing would it have been any different if he hadn't been so adamantly against these types of crimes. It seems to be yes. Anyone with a holy than thou attitude usually is cheered when they fall down a peg or two. If Spitzer hadn't made such a big deal in prosecuting these crimes, it would have been news worthy, but people may not have cared as much.
Therefore, I guess another lesson learned would be unless you can actually walk on water, don't go diving in the deep end.