Spitzer Schadenfreude

Well, much as I hate to revel in another’s misfortune [really, ’tis true], I feel it’s important to point out the hypocritical douchbaggery of Left as well as Right. So in the spirit of reveling in the downfall of Ted Haggard, let’s pause ten seconds to contemplate Eliot “I’m Rich but I Hate Myself for It” Spitzer’s current personal imbroglio:

Gov. Eliot Spitzer has informed his most senior administration officials that he had been involved in a prostitution ring, an administration official said this morning.

In all honesty, I really don’t think that someone’s personal peccadilloes should play a part in the public’s perception of his competence to lead. [As I was discussing with my mother last night, it’s one of the reason’s why America’s best and brightest no longer look at public service as a primary career option].  Still, Spitzer — the “Hugo Chavez of American politics” (if I may quote myself) — has made a career out of self-righteous indignation.  So let’s give a little where it’s due.