Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Like Watching a Train Wreck

I'm not going to get all political, but I've been hearing so much about the Spitzer scandal that it's hard not to discuss it.

What Gov. Spitzer did was wrong and there's no debate about that. However, there's an awful lot of discussion on my various loops about his wife. Overall, the consensus seems to be that women wish Silda Spitzer had refused to stand up beside her husband at the podium. He should've been forced to deal with the press on his own and she didn't need the public humiliation.
I'm not going to criticize Silda because I don't know her. However, I'd like to think that when the above photo was taken Silda wasn't exactly thinking "Oh Eliot I'll stand by you no matter what 'cause you da man!"

Instead, here are some of things I'm guessing she was really thinking:
- I hope it was worth it because you're never having sex again.
- You are a pig and an a$$hole!
- You're gonna have to sleep with one eye open for the rest of your life.
- When this is all said and done I'm taking every cent you have and pouring it into therapy for our daughters.
- This morning I used your toothbrush to scrub the toilet.
- I'm having lunch later with Lorena Bobbit and I'm hoping to learn a thing or two. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Anyone else have ideas about what Silda Spitzer was really thinking?


conley730 said...

I never understand why the wives of politicians caught in sex or any other kind of scandals "stand by their men". It's ridiculous. I certainly wouldn't stand next to him while he was having a news conference about having sex with prostitutes! What I would be thinking if I was standing up there - My divorce lawyer will have a field day with this!

The (Mis)Adventures of a Single City Chick said...

It looks like she could be thinking, "Hmmm, I wonder what the title of my tell-all is going to be?" ;-)


B.E. Sanderson said...

I can't even imagine what she must be thinking. I can't imagine what's inside the heads of women who stand by their men as if none of this happened, or that it's all okay. Feh.

spyscribbler said...

I don't know what she was thinking, but I would bet she had her own reasons and motivations for doing it. And considering how difficult it must be for her, I would bet those motivations and reasons have nothing to do with weakness.

Wendy Roberts said...

I agree with all of you. Christina, love the idea of the tell-all LOL!

My biggest question is what kind of a message is she sending to her daughters? Personally, I would've loved to see a press release that stated Mrs. Spitzer is not here because she's taking personal time with her daughters to help them get through this.

Jana DeLeon said...

Well, since I just left my husband for having an affair, I have a pretty good idea what she was thinking - but it could have gotten her arrested. :)

Chandra Rooney said...

"I can't believe I skipped out on sex with my personal trainer for this"?

His face is the funniest. WTF is he thinking?!