Quotes made Famous by New York Governor Eliot Spitzer

Here are some quotes made famous by the 58th Governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer (D, NY) who got caught up in a high-profile prostitution ring...he has been the Governor of NY since 1/2007 and was previously the 72nd New York State Attorney General and he held that post from from 1999 - 2006. If he resigns then we will have the 1st Black Governor of New York...David A. Paterson who was born legally blind back in 1954.

Gov. Eliot Spitzer said...

  • I believe in an evolving Constitution. A flexible Constitution leaves room for us to consider not merely how the world once was, but how it ought to be.

  • I don't care about motivation. I care about credibility.

  • It's time to let science and medicine, not politics and rhetoric, lead us to good, sound policy.

  • Those who are critical of Alliance are the same people who have done nothing for 30 years.

  • Mutual funds, who have a fiduciary duty to shareholders, who have made the representation that they will do what's reasonable to stop these trades, and then they take payments for allowing these trades to take place -- they're in deep trouble...

  • Frankly, it was never practicable for the AG's office to receive a vast sum of money and then try to disperse that money to individual investors, ... Those individual investors will have to go through some sort of fact-finding process to demonstrate who relied on who and is owed how much.

  • Representative Baker is an embarrassment. He is wrong on the issue of enforceability, ... His response to our settlement is explained by his failure to grasp the issues at hand and his failure to do anything to protect small investors.

  • The public expects and deserves the protection that effective government oversight provides. Until the Bush administration shows it is willing to do the job, however, it appears the public will have to rely on state regulators and lawmakers to protect its interests...

  • Warner Music has illegally provided radio stations with financial benefits to obtain airplay and boost the chart position of its songs, ... abandon the industry-wide practice of providing radio stations and their employees with financial incentives and promotional items in exchange for airplay.

  • AIG was and is a solid company that didn't need to cheat. It finds itself in this position solely because some senior managers thought it was acceptable to deceive the investing public and regulators.

  • The Toxics Release Inventory has been extremely successful in raising public awareness about chemical hazards in communities from coast to coast. Public disclosure has proven to be a strong incentive for polluters to reduce their use of toxic chemicals.

  • With this case, we hope to set a new standard for Internet marketers and consumer research companies. Personal information secured through a promise of confidentiality must always remain confidential.

  • H&R Block is a company that has been advertising itself quite consistently as being in your corner. I think it is fair to say that they have not been in your corner but have been putting customers in the corner instead.

  • Every time we keep a child from smoking, we improve public health.

  • This is an enormous victory over the concerted efforts by the Bush administration to dismantle the Clean Air Act.

  • These applications are deceptive and unfair to consumers, bad for businesses that rely on efficient networks to do their jobs and bad for online retailers that need consumers to trust and enjoy their online experience.

  • Over the past nine years, eight as attorney general and one as governor, I’ve tried to uphold a vision of progressive politics that would rebuild New York and create opportunity for all. We vowed to bring real change to New York and that will continue. Today, I want to briefly address a private matter. I have acted in a way that violated the obligations to my family and that violates my — or any — sense of right and wrong. I apologize first, and most importantly, to my family. I apologize to the public, to whom I promised better. I do not believe that politics in the long run is about individuals. It is about ideas, the public good and doing what is best for the State of New York. But I have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard that I expected of myself. I must now dedicate some time to regain the trust of my family. I will not be taking questions. Thank you very much. I will report back to you in short order. Thank you very much. {said today 3/10/08 at press conference about him being caught up in a high-profile prostitution ring}

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