Although I often find much to disagree with when uber liberal Alec Baldwin speaks I find he is right with comments in yesterday’s Huffington Post about prostitution and the Spitzer fiasco:
Prostitution should never be legal. Ever. Selling your body is not the worst thing in the world, but men who pay for sex help complete a battery that is, without question, an emotionally unhealthy one. Every prostitute is someone’s daughter. Spitzer has three of his own.
Baldwin demolishes the Alan Dershowitz nonsense of a day earlier which sought to characterize Eliot Spitzer’s philandering as not worthy of even the back pages of any European newspaper.
Baldwin goes on to point out the importance of careful vetting of a candidate’s running mate; i.e. Lt. Governor or Vice President saying:
Pay close attention to a candidate’s running mate. Scrutinize him as carefully as you do Number One. David Patterson is the Governor of New York now. And most New Yorkers, regardless of age, education or income, don’t even know who he is.
I don’t mean this to be the least bit critical of Governor-to-be David Patterson as I don’t know anything about him. The lesson is clear, however, that the question of presidential running mate is of critical importance in campaign ’08.
Also see Debbie Schlussel’s blog.