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Taxpayer Financed?

Today’s NY Post has an interesting tid-bit on the Spitzer scandal.  I’ll defer to Bench Memos and Andy McCarthy, but this sounds like the governor used taxpayer money to fund his visit to see “Kirsten”:

March 12, 2008 — WASHINGTON – Gov. Eliot Spitzer himself sought to testify before a congressional subcommittee that hadn’t invited him to appear – possibly to give him an excuse to be away from home and see a hooker, officials revealed yesterday.
When Spitzer did show up before the panel on Feb. 14, the day after he’d been with a prostitute, Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Alabama) said that the typically unflappable Spitzer “came unglued” under questioning during the hearing.
Bachus, a former prosecutor himself, added that Spitzer also seemed unprepared, making at least one statement that Bachus has since informed the committee was inaccurate.
Now, though, it all makes sense, Bachus said.
“I realize that he may have been a little sleep-deprived,” Bachus said with a grin in an interview yesterday.
“When we haven’t had a good night’s sleep, we can all get a little cranky.”


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