March 10th, 2008
05:29 PM ET
7 years ago

Clinton: My thoughts are with Spitzer

OLD FORGE, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton said she had no comment on New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's possible involvement in a prostitution ring.

"I obviously am sending my best wishes and thoughts to the governor and to his family," she told reporters after visiting with reporters in a local pizza parlor.

When asked whether Gov. Spitzer could survive politically she said "let's wait and see what comes out of the next few days. Right now I don't have any comment. I think it's appropriate to wish his family well and see how things develop."

– CNN Senior Political Producer Sasha Johnson


Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (253 Responses)
  1. CaliMale4Hill

    Hillary, if he resigns, take his job, and run on a platform that you are Governor. Then the Obamaniacs will shut up. You see them silent on Obamas closet issues, but as soon as you wish someone well, the Obamaniacs try to find fault in your well wishing. Shame on you scoundrels!

    March 10, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  2. McCain 08'

    Sounds like somebody needs another sip of that drug tainted water . seems to be showing up in the big cities where obama holds his rallys . Makes sense now

    March 10, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  3. Marc

    Time to take off the blinders, sheep. CNN just posts this non-story in hopes of denigrating Clinton when all she said was "no comment".

    March 10, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  4. Julia, Hayden, Idaho

    Hey! Is Spitzer from Wallace, Idaho? If not he should move there since prostitution has been acceptable there(and still is) for over 100 years. But some of the cops got busted about 10 years ago, I think they were corrupt.

    March 10, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  5. Larry from LA

    Here is my comment. The are ready to hang Governor Spitzer for getting caught for his involvement with a prostitute. Wow big deal. But it is okay for Bill Clinton to have all types of affairs that have been made public and the people what him and Hillary back in the White House. I must be missing something here.

    March 10, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  6. Trev

    Wow, what a bunch of Obama scavengers. Then... To compareSpitzer to Farakan. Spitzer did a terrible thing that is between him and his family. Farakan hates people who are not like him. I hope Obama raises the same point, because it is not a very good one.

    Hillary 08

    March 10, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  7. @americans

    I'm not surprised that Governor Eliot Spitzer supports the Billary Clinton's...they are all a lowly character team of cheating spouses and women whose "experience" in being president can only be gained in surviving politically from a cheating spouse!

    Hillary brags about 35 years of experience = experience from a cheating spouse like Governor Eliot Spitzer!

    March 10, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  8. lulia

    Is Bill a member of the Club?

    March 10, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  9. Kevin (Jonesboro, GA)

    Wow, if the governor of New York can only make the client list as #9, how high did Bill rank?!

    March 10, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  10. La Raza

    Isn't this the same guy who endorses her? Scandal=Clinton.

    March 10, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  11. Chris

    This makes me think that it doesn't matter what school one graduated from or what ones accomplishments were but, it's who you really are that matters.

    March 10, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  12. Tim

    Rumor out of new york attorney generals off ice is that
    Bill Clinton is on the list – albeit in Paris – so no us laws apply

    March 10, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  13. Kathy S.

    This shows the true color of the Democrats. Anyway, Hilary can completely understand. That's why I do not want Bill back in the White House having fun on the taxpaper's money.

    Thank God I am Republican.

    March 10, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  14. HH

    minus one superdelegates for Hillary Clinton

    March 10, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  15. Bill

    It must be comforting to Hilary Clinton to know she is not the only sleaze bag in New York.

    March 10, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  16. sponsor

    Hillary... well didn't Gov. Spitzer endorse you last May... Mmm, how well are you doing picking people... let' s see you picked Bill, cheated on you three times that we know of... it's good to know that you're staying with him out of convenience... it says a lot about your character... and Gov Spitzer, Hmm.

    Oh Hillary, I've watched every episode of ER and Gray's Anatomy, so I'm fully qualified as a neurosurgeon, so if you want me to operate on your brain... I'll do it pro-bono!

    March 10, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  17. k2505

    Statistically speaking...

    only 12% of men cheat in America... the remaining 88% cheat in Europe ;-)

    March 10, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  18. Amused, Las Vegas

    Cathy March 10th, 2008 6:07 pm ET

    "Will Senator Clinton REJECT and DENOUNCE Governor Sptizer's endorsement?

    Walk to talk Sentor Clinton!"

    There is a big difference between Louis Farrakan who openly states his positions, and the story of Spitzer as it is currently known.

    When the 'facts' are out on the table, then perhaps there will be another action that Hillary Clinton should make. However, with the details not known, her actions were appropriate.

    March 10, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  19. WhosehadEnough

    The corporate media has become overly sensationalistic. Instead of doing their job, questioning the Bush administration's facts used in the runup of the war in Iraq, they now have become sharks to get a story "first" whether it has to do with Britney Spears going to the hospital or Eliot Spitzer. This is a personal matter between the Spitzer family.

    Page 2.........5 more soldiers killer in Iraq.

    March 10, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  20. Carole in Canada

    It was my understanding that OBAMA supporters were better educated ( college educatin +)
    Guess I misunderstood.....

    March 10, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  21. NY'er

    People are so insipidly stupid on this post. It's very sad. He is human and made mistake. It has nothing to do with Hillary. He is the gov. of her state.

    March 10, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  22. No comment>

    A phone is ringing in the White House at 3 AM. Ms. Clinton picks it up . . . her answer – no comment, and let's wait and see what comes out of the next few days . . .

    March 10, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  23. Wayne, Greenville TX

    Celia March 10th, 2008 5:36 pm ET

    Everyone in the Democratic Party should get any discressions out in the open NOW!!!

    After all the "Family Values" Republicans reveal THEIRS, Celia.

    March 10, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  24. Pete

    So, if Spitzer is to be let off the hook for this transgression, I take it that the governor will promptly expunge the records of all the people he had rounded up in high profile prostitution stings that he supervised during his public career? I mean, if he doesn't free those men, wouldn't that make him quite the hypocrite? Or do we apply the Clinton "laws don't apply to the powerful" standard?

    March 10, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  25. cthec

    Rumer now has it that it was a candidate looking for his super delegate vote that took the job from the agency and went from New York to Washington. If this is the case then absolutely nothing happened!

    March 10, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
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