How would Sherlock Holmes look at Spitzer/Cuomo? Are things what they seem or are there hidden villains? Spitzer begins a new CNN program October 4 with a non-flattering, "of course, the problem that Andrew has is that everybody knows that behind the scenes, he is the dirtiest, nastiest political player out there and that is his reputation from years in Washington. When his father was governor, he was the tough guy. He has brass knuckles and he played hard ball. He has a lot of enemies out there."
Maybe, Spitzer hasn't fully examined his downfall? A new video is coming on Spitzer's demise. It has Spitzer's enemies as Wall Street crooks and Senate leader, Bruno. But Spitzer ought take a more detached Holmes' like view and look who had the most to gain. Earlier on this blog, the quest of Gollum Cuomo for the "ring" is revealed. Imagine Gollum's dread, were Spitzer to run for reelection as Governor and then President in 2012; Gollum's quest would fail because Gollum would be too old in 2020.
But, there were others with much to benefit with Spitzer's downfall; Wall Street investigations and prosecutions ground to a halt under Cuomo as Attorney General, but Spitzer could have kept the prosecutions moving by using his NY Constitutional powers to order Cuomo to prosecute those who Spitzer as governor might identify.
Scenarios and the potential winners
scenario 1: Wall Street investigations continue with the "Sheriff of Wall Street," now Governor (using his constitutional powers) directing his Attorney General to prosecute. And a treasure trove of potential Wall street targets is provided by the Federal TARP bailouts.
Winners - Spitzer;
Losers - Cuomo loses the "ring" and is blamed by Wall Streeters using the Cuomo memo in the "smoking gun" on this blog as their excuse that they were just carrying out Cuomo's policy.
scenario 2: Spitzer realizes Medicaid fraud is bankrupting NY State and orders Cuomo to prosecute.
Winners - Spitzer;
Losers - NY fraudsters in government and Cuomo for not acting in his Public Integrity Unit
the scenario that happened: Spitzer leaves office in disgrace and "Wall Street" has nothing to fear from Cuomo; the NY Medicaid fraudsters keep their fattened positions and Cuomo now has the "ring" within his grasp.
Winners - crooks and Cuomo
Losers - The People and Spitzer
Then there's the role of the NY Times, which first reported on the Spitzer scandal. Clinton didn't resign for Lewinsky, who wasn't paid for sex. So why would Spitzer resign for paying for sex? Was Spitzer more moral than Clinton? What else did the NY Times and Feds have on Spitzer? Did they get it from Cuomo? And why didn't the NY Times report on the other possible federal charges against Spitzer?
And then the NY Times removed another obstacle in Gollum Cuomo 's quest, Paterson. Paterson slithered away after he was was exposed and threatened with further disclosures by the NY Times. And now, the NY Times is expecting to smear possible new House Speaker, Boehner. What other crimes and sleaze is the NY Times using to blackmail who else and for whom? On the right, the NY Times is the NY Slimes, or worse, and on the left you have Michael Moore placing blame.
1.Spitzer loses governorship and first "Jewish" Presidency, but gets CNN job.
2. Wall Street crooks get the "Sheriff of Wall Street" off their backs and have a paid replacement, through their attorneys . See Two Faced Cuomo changes Pay to Play.
3. NY Medicare fraudsters continue to fatten at the public trough while Andrew looks the other way.
4. Cuomo the dirtiest, nastiest political player out there, fills his campaign chest and continues his quest for the "ring."
5. The NY Times succeeds at blackmail, but its supply of suckers shrinks rapidly.
Who says Cuomo did a good job? The NY Times? A good job for who, Wall Street Crooks and Medicaid fraudsters? Spitzer, the NY Times' former love, was dumped for their new squeeze, Andrew. The NY Times' bad boy choices lead to the question; what's the NY Times covering up on Andrew( the dirtiest, nastiest political player out there)? Andrew claims to want to drain the Albany swamp, but the outlet passing through the NY Times is willfully clogged with the Cuomo lovelorn.