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March 10th, 2008
04:30 PM ET

Erica’s News Note: Scandal and Power

Today’s breaking news about New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer brought my original News Note to a screeching halt.

Yes, I am still fired up about the AP findings on water (can you get the drugs and chemicals out of the tap water?? Bottled water and rural water weren’t tested… should we be worried?), but these allegations about Gov. Spitzer’s possible involvement in a high-end prostitution ring can’t be ignored.

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A lot of jaws dropping when this news broke because of how Sptizer has always portrayed himself – he is the man who went after corruption with a vengeance, and he did it loudly.

As N.Y. Attorney General, he even prosecuted at least two prostitution rings.  If the allegations are true, so many questions tonight, including how long this has been going on, and how he got involved.

As another 360° staffer said earlier, if Spitzer is a part of this scandal, just imagine who else may be listed in those files. This isn’t the type of service you look up in the phone book.

Scandal and power never seem to be far apart. Tonight, I’ll take a look at others who have been burned by their indiscretions and taken that hard fall from grace.

– Erica Hill, 360° Correspondent


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