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Spitzer’s Tactics

Daniel Gross mounts a lame defense of Spitzer’s prosecutorial tactics. The gist of it: So what if he was prosecuting people who may not have been, technically, you know, breaking the law? They were doing bad things, and the threat of prosecution forced them to stop. (It’s too bad we can’t put Gross through the wringer for writing dumb articles. I know the prosecution may not hold up in court, but it would at least get him to improve his behavior, right?) Gross’s defense also ignores the most serious criticisms of Spitzer, including his treatment of Grasso and John Whitehead.

Ramesh Ponnuru — Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg View, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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