"Till death do us part" is a wonderful, tear-jerking kind of statement that everyone makes right before the ring is placed on another's finger at the typical wedding. People who watch their friends get married must ask one question — is it really till death do us part or until thou gets tired of thee? According to Eliot Spitzer, most likely it was the latter.
The recently resigned Governor of New York had spent over $15,000 on call girls which the media decided was good enough based on the keywords of "sex" and "call girl". Thanks to this, one lady involved in this has found her 15 minutes of fame. Famous by doing nothing seems to be the popular trend these days.
I don't really think Eliot Spitzer was wrong for acquiring the services of a call girl. I do think however that he should have just divorced his wife, told the kids they aren't in love anymore, and then gone about doing the whole call girl thing. Having another girl on the side is fine for the average citizen. Spitzer is a married, well-known figure. Private actions aren't private anymore when people know your name.
This is all the more reason not to be married while in office. You know you aren't going to stick to your obligations always being out in the public eye. Just getting some side girls, that's a lot better than having a family that will hang whichever legacy you left behind over your head.
The ladies who get into this business understand that demand — they weren't forced. They did what anyone who wants to make money does, they did their research. Now those same ladies make a lot more money than the average Joe sees in a month without much effort — unless you suck at making love, which would then take away your profit.
However heinous Ms. Dupre may have been for destroying the life and career of Spitzer, she was actually very smart. Ms. Dupre knew she had relations with the man and utilized them as a way for her to not only open more doors for herself, but also to make sure that she never has to bed another strange man in her life for cash. Since the sexual misadventures of Spitzer and Dupre were simply just that, it should have occurred to Spitzer that the woman was going to utilize her position merely by having her name mentioned in the scandal and the fact that she is a semi-attractive woman.
Yes — he could have done better.
The fault of Eliot Spitzer's choice is the fault of many men who get caught up in having such women of the night. They are about getting money, no matter how or with whom. To think that there's some level of respect or professional integrity that should be maintained between consenting adults is utterly a fantasy. When the situation calls for it, people will do what they want when the right opportunity comes along to benefit themselves.
Ms. Dupre, knowing a good opportunity, found another one — which opened doors for others. Was it wrong for Eliot Spitzer to do that to his wife and family? No. Was it stupid how he went about it? Yes. It was stupid because of what his job is, not because it would harm his family emotionally.
The family of Eliot Spitzer will eventually move on and eventually forgive him for his actions. Spitzer himself will find another job and Ms. Dupre will tour alongside Hannah Montana. Maybe she could even get a Disney Channel show as a former call girl who goes back to school or something.