Gov Spitzer Announces Resignation Effective Monday

Governor Eliot Spitzer announces he is resigning from office amid a prostitution scandal. Lt. Governor David Paterson will take over effective Monday and will serve out the rest of Spitzer’s term.

NEW YORK (AP) – Gov. Eliot Spitzer has announced that he is resigning amid a prostitution scandal, completing a spectacular fall from power. Spitzer made his announcement at his Manhattan office before dozens of reporters. “I cannot allow for my private failings to disrupt the people’s work,” he said, with his wife at his side. Spitzer says his resignation is effective Monday. He will be replaced by Lt. Gov. David Paterson, who will become New York’s first black governor.
The scandal erupted two days ago when allegations surfaced that the 48-year-old Spitzer spent thousands of dollars on a call girl at a swanky Washington hotel on the night before Valentine’s Day.

Spitzer is the same governor who sought to

On September 21, 2007, Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer issued an executive order directing that state offices allow illegal aliens to be issued driver’s licenses effective December 2007. The measure was introduced three times. Once, as an executive order that was later withdrawn, then revamped as a legislative bill, which was defeated in the New York State Senate, and finally introduced as an administrative measure through the Department of Motor Vehicles and withdrawn again after heavy public and political opposition.

On November 14, the day following the release of the Siena College poll, Governor Spitzer announced he would withdraw the plan to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, acknowledging that it would never be implemented.

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~ by spyaokid on March 13, 2008.

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