(CNN) – As the political world comes to grips with revelations of New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's involvement in a high-priced prostitution ring, former New York City Mayor Ed Koch told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that he thought Spitzer's behavior was "irrational."
"I think there's a screw loose," says Koch. "I believe that his behavior, beginning with his becoming governor, has been irrational. And, what he did is to indicate that he doesn't play by the regular rules, that regular rules don't apply," Koch adds.
Koch also shares his thoughts on Spitzer's political future and whether he thinks Spitzer was targeted by political enemies in New York.
–CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart
Very good observation by the former mayor...maybe that will explain how he could possibly conceive an idea as ludicrous as giving illegal immigrants a driver's license.
I did not even know Koch was a Democrat and I liked his
fair comments. It is amazing to me how I can have my
eyes closed and have the ability to know whether it
is a Democrat speaking or a Republican Speaking.
I hear honesty and fairness in this man's voice and
it takes nine months to come out from the womb,and our entire life trying to get back in(males)
I'll say this about Mayor Koch - at least we never had to worry about him being mixed up with call girls.
Ed Koch of all people should not be throwing stones about people's private lives.
AND THIS GUY WANTED TO GIVE DRIVER'S LICENSES TO
ILLEGAL ALIENS....ANOTHER WRONG DECISION GOV....
DEE IN CA.
Spitzer should look to audition for a spot on the next Lord Of The Rings saga. He has experience looking for the precious, being corrupted by the power of the Ring and paying the price for being enticed by the Ring.
"I believe that his behavior, beginning with his becoming governor, has been irrational. And, what he did is to indicate that he doesn't play by the regular rules, that regular rules don't apply"
Swap the word govenor with presidential candidate and you have a PERFECT description of Hillary Clinton. Irrational, arrogant, does not play by the rules and thinks she is right and above everyone else when she is down in the same dirt as them.
Koch what do You Know? Go buy a Doughnut; At Your AGE; Its not a loose screw; its an over loaded circuit ! He's looking for a new transformer to relieve the Overload!
who does this remind us of?.. we dont have to think so far back, guess who is going to be very quiet............
now cheaters can just send a claim to the insurance: oh i have a screw loose, and also explain to their wife that is what the theory goes now..............
waooo, wonder who can be behind this comment.. cheaters= "having a screw loose"
mess. what the men think? That they will not get exposed? I feel sorry for his wife and children, they should not hear the news, it must be painful as it is.
And do not throw his private nastiness on Hillary. She did not know, no one knew.
No screw loose at all....he is a MORAL PIGMY!
Good Collie! Ms Polly Molly... Hillary is a Smile a Mile!
Just another bad seed in our government. They seem to be florishing! DISGUSTING !!!!
Oh, and I wish women would not " stand by their man " when they do wrong. What in the world are they thinking? Pathetic !!!
Mrs Clintion has not been implicated with anything. You Obama supporters need to worry about Rezco. It's coming and pretty soon too!
Ed Koch, why do you guys/gals keep dragging up all these old fuddies that no one cares about?
I agree with NZ from NJ.
I suspected something was wrong with this Spitzer when he failed to investigate the manipulation of the gold and silver markets on the COMEX back in 2002.
You can guarantee Mr..... If Mr Spitszer needs help.
There is no way. you could. Definitely, not that night!!!
I love Koch. What a breath of fresh air. Would that our current politicians
had his candor and clear headedness....
To: NZ in NJ I want to play.
What proof is there that John McCain Can deal with a foreign policy crisis.
answer: 25+ years dealing with foreign policy in the Senate as a member of the foreign policy committee.
What proof is there that John McCain will cross party lines and work non-partisan with Democrats?
answer: He is the only one of the three that has done that, and currently has 4 active bills drafted with a Democrat counterpart.
What proof is there that "past behavior" will not come back to haunt John McCain?
answer: because the only "scandal" where John McCain's name ever appeared was the "Keating 5". John McCain was cleared completely by the DEMOCRAT attorney who was in charge of prosecuting the case.
Who really gives a crap what Koch thinks these days anyhow.
Spitzer merely got caught being human. He obviously had issues with his marriage or this would not even come into the picture.
The path he took to fill his needs was what was illegal. If he had a woman or girlfriend on the side and transported her to Washington only his wife would have cared, not the feds.