Let's say you are a scandal-ridden governor looking for some love. Where would you find it? Well, if you are Eliot Spitzer, aka Steamroller Spitzer, immersed in a scandal that threatens to destroy your political career, you go looking for love in the Daily Kos with a divorced from reality "Happy Talk" blog post that makes no mention any pending unpleasantries.
Spitzer's "Happy Talk" love fest on the Daily Kos will have no effect in stopping the scandal investigations but perhaps it is temporarily therapeutic to brag about himself to his fellow leftists in his blog post titled, Congratulations on a Great Weekend:
"While we are seeing a mounting reform movement at the national level, I would also urge you to be aware of some of the important developments that are occurring in statehouses across the country. There are some exciting things happening, demonstrating that your activism is also paying dividends at the state level."
If you thought that being mired in a sordid scandal would have induced at least some humility in Eliot Spitzer you would be wrong. The governor goes on to boast:
"We have had some tremendous successes already and have laid the ground work for future progress."
Unfortunately for Governor Spitzer, few were unwilling to buy into his self-glorification "Happy Talk" love fest:
"Used to be a fan Spitzer until Troopergate. I can't believe you would use taxpayer monies and the state police to try and set up a state Senator Joseph Bruno. Those are Nixon-, Bush-, Clinton-type tactics. You are above that."
"Lawyers he needs, regardless of where he gets them. Our love he doesn't need, and he won't be getting any from me until he comes clean."
"Your credibility is under serious strain - and that's saying something coming from folks like me who have touted you as an archetype of the good politician. At one time I thought you would make a great President. Please respond, Governor, and don't insult us with more dissembling."
To read more of Eliot Spitzer's "great weekend", check out http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/8/6/132753/5797