Monday, November 24, 2008

Eliot Spitzer, Help Us Take On Corporate Personhood!

Eliot Spitzer is the former Attorney General of New York State. As Attorney General he took on Wall Street corruption. He got 1.4 billion dollars in fines. See Wikipedia

He was elected to Governor and was trying to take on the Bush Administration over predatory lending practices and had the backing of 49 Attorneys General. February 2008

One month later: FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES

ALBANY - Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who gained national prominence relentlessly pursuing Wall Street wrongdoing, has been caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a high-priced prostitute at a Washington hotel last month, according to a law enforcement official and a person briefed on the investigation.

One month after announcing that they were going to take on predatory lenders, the prostitution story surfaced. Shortly after, the Madame that ran the call girl ring was found dead, hanged in her mom's tool shed. Five months later, Wall St. collapsed.

Now that Eliot Spitzer has some time on his hands, I am asking him to take a look at crafting a law that would take away the right of corporations to be people. Something that would stand the test of the U.S. Constitution and something that a more well to do county or state could take on.

Measure T may be dead here in Humboldt County, partly because we can't afford to enforce it, but the idea lives on.


Tom Sebourn said...

Today, 11-26-08, the Associated Press is reporting that a congressional committee is investigating the circumstances that led to the sex scandal that brought down Eliot Spitzer and whether the case was politically motivated.
The House Financial Services Committee seeks to determine whether federal agents misused their expanded powers under the Patriot Act.

Old Glory Radio said...

Politically motivated or not, the fact remains he was neck deep in hookers and by extension subject to blackmail. There is a difference between someone with his finger on the power to destroy people under blackmail threat and your local auto mechanic. There is a public trust elected officials have with the people that they serve. Spitzer has proven himself for what he is....someone who thinks himself above the laws he enforces.