Only Intelligent Articles About Elliot Spitzer



collected by Carol Leigh, Prostitutes' Education Network









Editor's Note:

Needless to say, I have been reading a lot of reductive, stupid material in the wake of the New York Governor's prostitution scandal. I am posting some of the best articles here. Please email you recommendations to

Spitzer's true folly by Elizabeth Pisani
A governor who pays for sex should know to mould social policies on reality, not morality. Guradian, UK 3/14/08

Spitzer Caught in His Own Reign of Terror by Jeffrey Tucker
In a twist of hypocrisy reminiscent of the prohibition era, Spitzer himself has been caught in one of his own sting operations, a full audio and paper trail of his having sought and used an online "escort service" for his own pleasure and at great expense.

Really Dangerous Liaisons by Tracy Quan
As a former sex worker, I’m puzzled by what is reported to be Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s preference for the riskiest form of indoor prostitution I have ever experienced. Escort agencies are constantly being investigated, infiltrated and spied on.

The Double Lives of High-Priced Call Girls by Cara Buckley and Andrew Jacobs
They are three young women practicing the 21st-century version of the oldest profession, inhabitants of the secret world of the high-priced call girl that was thrust into the spotlight last week when Gov. Eliot Spitzer was identified as one of 10 clients of the Emperor’s Club V.I.P. caught on a federal wiretap. None are involved in the case — though Ms. Xi’an said she interviewed with the Emperor’s Club and was turned away for lack of a modeling portfolio — but they provide a glimpse into the prostitution industry, a sprawling and rapidly growing underground universe that in the last decade has almost wholly migrated online.

Why Bush Watergated Eliot Spitzer
The spectacular and highly bizarre release of secret FBI wiretap data to the New York Times exposing the tryst of New York state Governor, Eliot Spitzer, “No.9” with a luxury call-girl, had less to do with the Bush Administration’s high moral standards for public servants. Spitzer was the target of a White House and Wall Street dirty tricks operation to silence one of its most dangerous critics in handling the current financial market Tsunami crisis.


Carol Leigh

Prostitutes' Education Network