You can't make this stuff up. Via Livewire:
In a statement, Kirsten Hughes, chairman of MassGOP, said that it's "disgusting" that [Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA)] would "rub elbows" with [Eliot] Spitzer, who resigned in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal.
“You are judged by the company you keep and it’s disgusting for Congressman Markey to rub elbows with a man best known for his solicitation of prostitutes,” said Kirsten Hughes, MassGOP Chairman.“Instead of lining his campaign coffers with donations from the disgraced Eliot Spitzer, Markey should immediately cancel the fundraiser and denounce Spitzer’s abhorrent and unacceptable behavior. Anything short of a public condemnation and cancellation would send the wrong message to women everywhere.”
Did anyone on the right "keep company" with Newt Gingrich? How about David Vitter? Oh wait, Reince Priebus gave David Vitter a pass because “that’s a 5-year-old story.” (Spitzer resigned five years ago.)
All of those Republicans claimed they stood for "family values" (Spitzer didn't). All of them are hypocrites. Did they "keep company" with other Republicans? Call me crazy, but I'm guessing they did.
Here's a thought, Kirsten Hughes: If Mark Sanford can assert that if God forgives you, then cheating on your wife and lying to America shouldn’t matter any more, so can Eliot Spitzer.
I couldn't help myself, I tweeted this link over to Keith Olbermann.
I caught up with Eliot Spitzer while he was waiting for his guest to arrive and asked him how he’s faring over at Current TV. “Nobody’s watching, but I’m having a great time,” he told me. “I don’t mean to be facetious, but I am really enjoying myself. It’s like having a cocktail party with friends every night.” Pausing for a moment he added, “Somebody needs to buy the network.” And perhaps they will, he mused, if for no other reason than to snap up Current’s distribution system.
In case you missed it, Keith Olbermann sued Current TV.
Remember when Spitzer was thought to be a leading contender for President in '16? How the mighty have fallen. Nice to see that Burnett left CNBC for something substantial though.
1:42 p.m. | Updated CNN on Wednesday cancelled Eliot Spitzer’s 8 p.m. political talk show, “In The Arena,” after only nine months, and said it would shift Anderson Cooper’s 10 p.m. nightly newscast into the time slot.
The cable news channel also said that Erin Burnett, a new hire from CNBC, would take over the 7 p.m. time slot on weekdays, replacing John King, who will move to 6 p.m. “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” which currently runs from 5 to 7 p.m., will move to 4 to 6 p.m.
The shake-up is intended to stabilize CNN’s television ratings and create better transitions between shows. The only prime time show that is unaffected is “Piers Morgan Tonight,” the 9 p.m. interview show that was introduced six months ago.
Once Mr. Cooper’s newscast shifts to 8 p.m., it will be rebroadcast at 10 p.m., deepening the channel’s dependence on him.
I will try this out (only during commercials Keith!). Interesting pairing.
The pair will host an 8pmET roundtable discussion show to replace Campbell Brown's primetime program, according to a memo CNN/US President Jon Klein sent to staff. The network is looking for an executive producer.
Klein wrote that CNN's "Program Development and Research teams identified scores of interesting candidates" before settling on the two and that the network is looking to launch the program in early fall. Read his note after the jump.
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