Likewise, Im not so quick to let Parker off the hook. She writes that she doesnt condone his behavior. Great. But by arguing that Spitzers intelligence . . . outweighed his other record and by teaming up with his celebrity to co-host a television show, she performs all the condoning Merriam-Websters lexicographers could hope to define.
A little over two years ago, Spitzer resigned as New Yorks governor after it was discovered that he had an illicit relationship with a prostitute. As Client No. 9 he acted, he confessed at the time, in a way that violates my obligation to my family, that violates my — or any — sense of right and wrong.
So let us wish Spitzer well . . . in some other job. Not as a television personality investing his infamy to gain increased celebrity.
Watching Parker Spitzer would send a bad message, the too-common message that unethical behavior deserves a handsome reward.
Would I feel the same way were Spitzer a conservative? You betcha. But dont hold your breath: CNN will not likely make equal time for some conservative oath-breaker and lech.
In the networks defense, there are more disgraced politicians than available time slots. Even with CNNs ratings.