Monday, 14 December 2009
MOVE OVER ELIOT
By Kristin Davis
Client number 9 is talking to potential fundraisers and political consultants about a comeback bid. If Eliot Spitzer runs I will also take the plunge and enter the Democratic Primary for New York State Comptroller. I am confident I can gather the necessary signatures to get on the Primary ballot.
I will run firstly to highlight the inequities and sexism in our criminal justice system which penalizes women, minorities and poor people while wealthy, connected white men like Eliot Spitzer evade justice. Our system that allows Spitzer to walk on money laundering and violating the Mann act (transporting a prostitute across state lines), but sends Plaxico to prison for seven years for shooting himself in the foot is ripe for real reform.
At the same time I am just as qualified for the position of comptroller than Spitzer, a bully who used the Attorney general's office to blackmail business but whose record in court was embarrassing.
I managed the operations for a hedge fund for 10 years, I was VP by the age of 26. I built a multi-million dollar International business out of nothing. I will have my Masters degree before election day in November 2010 as I am finishing my dissertation now. Unlike Prince Eliot I worked for everything I achieved; Daddy paid his way.
Many of my friends have asked me why I have gotten so "political". Sitting in Rikers for four months gives you a lot of time to think. I thought a lot about the unfairness of our system and the total incompetence of our elected officials who can't even pass a gay marriage bill. Then Philip Markoff murdered my friend and former employee, Julissa Brisman, and I decided to start speaking out. I spent months wondering if one person speaking out can make a difference. I believe it can.
Eliot Spitzer has violated the public trust. His hypocrisy, patronizing escort services while prosecuting others and his lies about the illegal financing of his campaigns for Attorney General should exclude him from any position of trust.
His black socks in the boudoir are an additional affront to good taste. His abuse of some of the women I arranged for him to spend time with raises serious questions about his character.
If I run, I will advocate the legalization, regulation and taxation of both prostitution and marijuana to solve New York's fiscal problems. Eliot Spitzer, Andrew Cuomo, and Tom DiNapoli offer only tax increases, more borrowing, greater debt and service cuts: I will offer a plan for new revenues from two activities that are going to happen anyway.
Under my plan New York's budget can be balanced without raising taxes on working people or cuts to vital services. Who else can say that?
Prostitution should be legalized for both the public safety and to fill the public coffers. No more Craig's List murders. No more Johns robbed. Regular medical check ups and licensing of service providers by the State.
Millions of pot smokers are prepared to pay taxes on an activity no more dangerous than drinking alcohol, which is legal in New York State. Let people grow their own up to a reasonable amount. Standardize distribution and tax.
I really would like to see a Candidate for Governor articulate this platform.
I ready to match my ideas with the Steamroller- not to mention asking him some pointed questions. I am ready to throw my hat in the ring. I will be the first candidate in New York history to run while on probation. See you at the debates, Eliot.