Eliot Spitzer's 83-year-old father threatened by a Republican political consultant
Add another Republican to the growing list of criminals:
Lawyers representing Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s 83-year-old father, Bernard Spitzer, say a prominent political consultant [Roger Stone] who has been working for State Senate Republicans threatened the elder Mr. Spitzer this month in an anonymous, invective-laced phone message.This guy has worked for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George W. You-Know-Who, during the 2000 recount. Nice track record.
[Stone said it was] “the ultimate dirty trick.” He asserted that allies of Governor Spitzer may have gained access to his home phone to make the threatening call. The message, left at the office of Bernard Spitzer just before 10 p.m. on Aug. 6, says that Mr. Spitzer, a wealthy real estate developer, would be “compelled by the Senate sergeant at arms” to testify about “shady campaign loans” he made to his son during his unsuccessful campaign for attorney general in 1994.He allegedly said that if Mr. Spitzer resisted the subpoena, he would be arrested.
“Bernie, your phony loans are about to catch up with you. “You will be forced to tell the truth and the fact that your son’s a pathological liar will be known to all.”Classy guy, well-spoken:
The message also says of Governor Spitzer, “There is not a goddamn thing your phony, psycho, piece-of-shit son can do about it.”Via the elder Spitzer's caller i.d. the call was traced back to Mr. Stone’s wife, Nydia, meaning that the number was "controlled by Roger Stone". Stone denies making the call and is accusing Eliot Spitzer of setting it up:
Mr. Stone said: “They have unfettered access to my apartment. I am on television constantly. As Gore Vidal said, never pass up the chance to have sex or be on television. Putting together a voice tape that sounds like me wouldn’t be hard to do.”Juxtaposing having sex and putting together a voice tape strikes me as odd. But then, as Cliff has shown via his Republican Sexcapades series, Republicans and sex are, and seemingly always will be, the original Odd Couple.
Cliff Note: Actually, Gottalaff my friend, funny you should bring up how sex and Republicans are an "odd couple." Take, for example, the family Stone, who did this (and don't forget the usual pathetic attempt at a denial):
The tabloids claim that Mr. Stone and his wife, Nydia, placed messages on an X-rated Internet site and ads in sex magazines seeking male and female partners. They said photographs of a shirtless Stone and his wife in a sexy black lingerie also appeared in one magazine.See, so as you predicted Gottalaff, where there are Republicans, sexual hypocrisy, deviancy or self-loathing can't be far behind...