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. dream team

    What a dream-team!
    So much experience they share!

    March 10, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  2. Slap Stick, FLORIDA

    Have anyone except Hilliary Supporters noticed how sentimental she is when it comes to the Republicans (McCain and now Spitzer) but hammers Obama in one sec but then agrees to him being VP on her ticket. Hmmm MENOPAUSE MENOPAUSE. I have a mother who went through that and trust me we do not want her in the WHITE HOUSE under these conditions. LOL. MAD WOMAN ON THE LOOSE!! The New York Times will Read

    March 10, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  3. Elle in Manhattan

    To: Realistic – Remember Obama's 17-year friendship and land purchase deal with Rezco who's now facing federal corruption charges of all sorts? What kind of company does HE keep?

    March 10, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  4. Dave W

    Maybe Hillary could run for Lieutenant Governor with Spitzer. She could gain some valuable experience while Spitzer revitalizes his campaign to clean up all the immorality and corruption in high places.

    March 10, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  5. Tamara

    Maybe Obama's good friend and financial supporter Tony Rezko the indicted Chicago slum lord could replace Spitzer !

    March 10, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  6. Patrick

    Clinton is yet to get her share from Spitzer.

    March 10, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  7. Rebecca , Canada

    America 's salacious appetite for people's private lives.
    Some of these comments here are ugly and mean spirited.
    Yes , human beings are sometimes weak and misguided in their actions.
    Stop being so rightious .

    March 10, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  8. Harvey

    man I have never seen so many hateful people against Clinton....they will really make sure all the Clinton suppoters vote for McCain and not Obama and if that may be a good thing

    March 10, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  9. Paul

    The real question what number is Bill in this investigation. My guess is #1.

    March 10, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  10. Mary

    See the kind of people Mrs. Clinton hangs out with.Maybe she could also make him vice president so that she can retaliate on Bill.
    Afterall clinton can do everything to get elected

    March 10, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  11. Fish

    No comment in this case was totally appropriate. Would anyone want to comment on a co-worker's or a neighbor's marital woes publicly? To do so, would be rude and disgraceful to Spitzer's wife, children and family. If he did something wrong....go after him. Leave his wife and any other wife with a similar past experience out of it.

    March 10, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  12. hillarious!

    Ahh, this is GREAT!!!

    Hillary offering sympathy to another politicians wife for being cheated on. LOL!!

    Tell her Hill, "stay with him, who knows, you may need him to campaign for you one day!!!!!!!!!"

    I just LOVE politics :)

    March 10, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  13. Teresa

    Like Hillary has said Tested... Proven... and been there and that is a very hard thing to overcome.. She is strong, and wise.. Go Hillary show them what your'e made of.. Trust experience and strength

    March 10, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  14. glacierdawg

    who cares if gov spitzer can't keep it in his pants when bush vetos a touture bill. everbody should be outraged by bush's actions, but no, what we get in the news is another polition sleeping around... and you wonder why the rest of the planet is pissed off at us...

    March 10, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  15. OBAMA 08

    How touching. The stand by your man thing. Then stand by the woman who stands by Her man. If Spitzer broke the law, as it appears he did, we need to remove him from office, disbar and put his rear end with rest of him behind bars. His arrogance; he is going to report back to us. We got the report already and it didn't come from him. His next report should be that he resigns and in hours rather than days. We should have done that to Bill. Politicians should get the same treatment the rest of us do.

    March 10, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  16. Scandalous = Clintons

    Rohit, you are so right on!
    Cheers to you :-)

    March 10, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  17. Ernie

    "Had Spitzer officially endorsed Clinton for presendential nominee? If you could cover that in reports it would be helpful."

    Are you kidding? Why should Political Ticker report anything that would reflect unkindly on Clinton? Of course, Spitzer has endorsed Clinton, and so has Andrew Cuomo, the Attorney General.

    March 10, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  18. HillaBaby

    Yeah, HillaBaby feels for Spitzer and his family. It's the same way she felt when Bill cheated on her the 1st of 100s of times. Now she's just numb and doesn't feel anything. That is a qualification for President by the way.

    March 10, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  19. Rich in Seattle

    This is one of those few instances where her experience as First Lady really does apply.

    March 10, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    I find it hard to believe for a man who have fought and dedicated his life and time in fighting these kinds of acts , fall vitim to the sme thing...wow

    If h was single well, we can understand his needs, but come on guy, a wife and kids...Its a hard thing to ponder, because its easy to say stuff when not standing in someone's else shoes.
    I think the best thing he can do is step down and move on.Save the people of New York the shame and amends to your family Govenor.

    March 10, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  21. Sally

    I don't understand why every woman in America does'nt stand behind Hillary Clinton for President.
    From the beginning of time we women have fought for equal rights, now that we have what I consider to be the biggest opportunity since the beginning to voice our rights loudly, strongly and with pride, it seems that most women are falling for hype from famous people about Barock. Ladies get behind Hillary and give volume to our voices.

    March 10, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  22. Jackie

    we are so THROUGH with you and your type HIllary Clinton!!!! OBAMA is am much better commander in chief FROM DAY ONE!!! And again – how are you going to run a country and you can't even keep up with your husband's overly active sex life???
    Obama 2008 – a president we can respect and trust

    March 10, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  23. James RR, PA, Independent

    Get on with real issues! Why is CNN even bother to start a blog on Gov. Spitzer? There are alot of important issues out there that needed attention. Why did CNN drop the "Monster" and "Rezko" issues about involving Obama? Is CNN showing bias again or what? CNN has been influenced by Obama – You know tell the American people only what they want to hear!

    March 10, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  24. from Boston

    Marc – you are absolutely right. CNN didn't like the Obamabots complaining because in fact they are whiners. This is a non-story on the national level. There are plenty of people, democrats and republicans who have done something they are not proud of.

    March 10, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  25. Becky in In.

    Why don't the blowhards leave this Family alone, let them work things out . Some of you probably kick your dog when it's down.

    OH! BY THE WAY LEAVE HILLARY OUT OF IT AS FAR AS I KNOW SHE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT!

    March 10, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
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