Monday, March 24, 2008

More To The Spitzer Story Than We Thought

It is old news that Roger Stone hated Eliot Spitzer with a passion. Of course it was quite the hub bub when he left that nasty message on the answering machine of Eliot's dad last year. Besides angry messages, could there be more to Stone and Spitzer...and especially in regards to the ex-Governor's downfall this month?

From RawStory:

Last November, his lawyer wrote a letter to the FBI. In it, GOP political operative Roger Stone's attorney, Paul Rolf alleged that New York Governor Eliot Spitzer "used the services of high-priced call girls" while in Florida, basing his information on a "social contact."

The letter, dated Nov. 19, said Stone gleaned the information from "a social contact in an adult themed club."

"The governor has paid literally tens of thousands of dollars for these services," Rolf wrote. "It is Mr. Stone's understanding that the governor paid not with credit cards or cash but through some pre-arranged transfer."

It continued, including particular detail -- Stone's lawyer wrote that the governor hadn't taken off his calf-length socks "during the sex act."

It's unclear whether Stone's letter sparked the investigation: court papers say the investigation began "in or about October 2007."

It wouldn't be surprising if this were the work of Roger Stone. The Republican operative has long been an agent of dirty tricks in order to take down Democratic officials. He worked in the political department of Richard Nixon (not the button making and sign-waving kind either), spreading malicious rumors about Michael Dukakis and helping to create chaos in Miami when they were trying to count all the ballots in 2000.

Oh and of course GOP loudmouth (not to mention an exposer of CIA undercover agents) Robert Novak made mention of Stone in connection to Spitzer while the house was falling around Spitzer in the last couple weeks. You know when Novak drops a bomb, something usually stinks about the official mainstream story.