March 12, 2008
Elliott Spitzer, Monster and Criminal, Resigns
So, Elliott Spitzer has resigned at last.
The damage he has done to many working people can't be repaired. But it's good to know that one of the genuine bad human people in modern political life has been destroyed politically. By something ridiculous and stupid -- not for his abuses as Attorney General.
Elliott Spitzer, may you burn in Hell.
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert ... Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Spitzer, king of kings:
Look on my works ye mighty and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
-- Percy Bysshe Shelley, slightly edited