March 10th, 2008
05:29 PM ET
13 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. Rohit

    Maybe his wife can run for the office and make her own career...after all she also gained experience from her husband's time in office.

    March 10, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  2. Candace

    Hillary knows all about this kind of thing. She knows what it's like to have a no good, cheating husband.

    Shame on you Governor Eliot Spitzer!

    March 10, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  3. Rohit

    Maybe she can run for the office now. After all, she also gained "experience" while her husband was in office.

    CNN: How about giving a chance to your readers for engaging in dialogue with each other by providing some kind of chatting interface with each story? Would be agreat crowd puller.

    March 10, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  4. Gerry

    Hillary's real thought is, darn, now where does Bill get his playmates from.

    March 10, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  5. Celia

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

    March 10, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  6. Laurinda

    Honestly it just goes to show you that you can not trust a polltician. They always think that they can get away with everything, but they do get caught sooner or later. Spitzer's wife doesn't look to happy and neither are his fellow Democrats.

    March 10, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  7. Client Number 8

    I think that is wonderful that Client #1 is thinking of Client #9 in this trying moment. I Nine can get through it.

    – Client #21

    March 10, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  8. R

    i hope she doesn't say anything else. this whole thing is just a mess and surprising. there's probably more names that will come out.

    March 10, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  9. Kay

    I feel sorry for this but he is human. We all make mistakes but we all have to value what he has given to the public and weigh in with what he as done. This is human. We all need a second chance and he should have his own.

    March 10, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  10. Asian's from Obama to Hillary

    This is why men can not run for the office. They are more corruptive than women in politics.

    March 10, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  11. Dan

    You know this is a personal matter, the oldest practice in the world and it makes you wonder how many men have done it , it's really a none story, as long as he does his work and doesn't use public funds who cares?

    March 10, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  12. Nick, Rochester, NY

    Guess why Spitzer did not resign yet! if Paterson comes in he will throw the uncommitted NY superdelegates Obama's way. That's why the powers to be are hanging on to Elliot John#9 Spitzer for now.

    March 10, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  13. Andrew

    People are saying this guy should resign. If every politician who visited a prostitute was forced to resign, the only politicians we'd have left would be....females. If the allegations that taxpayers funds were used clearly this is a more serious issues. If this guy is forced to resign, you can bet there will be MANY names named of other politicians – Republicans and Democrats alike. Party conventions, esp. Republican, are notorious for being booms for prostitutes in the cities where these conventions are held. This stuff is old news.

    It's amazing how serious people are about resignations with behavior like this: soliciting prostitutes, adultery, "lewd" behavior in the bathroom. Meanwhile, you have people like Bush and Cheney who are basically war criminals, and people with clearly anti-gay and racist votes who seem to be unscathed. Is this shallow or what?!!

    March 10, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  14. Matt NC

    If that is a subtle attack against Senator Hillary Clinton, then it was a waste of your time. Sen. Clinton has far more experience than you haters are given her credit for. She will be our next President of the United States of America with or without the support of those non-believers.

    March 10, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  15. Casey, Atlanta

    She can definetly empathize with the govenor's wife, unfortunately.

    March 10, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  16. Concerned Citizen, IN

    I suspect she should reject and denounce his public support for her campaign at this point. Wonder if he was going to find himself as the AG nominee under her presidency.

    March 10, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  17. George - Dallas Texas

    I wonder if Hillary will reject/denounce his endorsement of her!!!

    Too Funny!!!!

    March 10, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  18. John

    Hillary is right, she has committed far more crimes and hasn't resigned. Good he has her in his corner. The Democrats are showing their tru colors in increasing regularity.

    March 10, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  19. Barb

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

    March 10, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  20. Ted Carson

    Her best wishes!!!!!

    Is morally bankrupt. Well maybe after all these years with Bill.

    March 10, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  21. Dan, NJ

    She had to say something because he is a supporter and the governor of her "home" state but, as an Obama supporter, no one should vote against Hillary for this. There are plenty of other reasons for that.

    March 10, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  22. RD

    C'mon!!! This one's way too easy.

    March 10, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  23. Michael

    Well so what's the big deal! Did he spend state money? If not, forget it as long as he was decent to all parties involved.

    March 10, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  24. Franky

    Well, what else can Hillary say. We have to wait and see what else happens...

    March 10, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  25. Marc

    WELL...WELL....WELL.... Since Gov. Spitzer endorsed Hillary will she now DENOUNCE and REJECT him for betraying his wife and being involved in a prostitution ring?

    March 10, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
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