Peter Elkind’s Sptizer book, ‘Rough Justice,’ is revisionist crap

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Peter Elkind’s new book, “Rough Justice,” a chronicle of the fall and supposed resurrection of Eliot Spitzer, is a contorted piece of shit. Elkind joins the growing Upper East Side Liberal chorus that would have us forget Spitzer’s violation of various state and federal laws, his repeated lies about the abuse of power involved in using the state police to spy on his political opponents and his lies regarding the source of the funding of his first two campaigns for attorney general.

Elkind advances the bizarre theory that Spitzer’s downfall was engineered by Ken Langone, a member of the New York Stock Exchange Board who was once indicted by Spitzer. Supposedly, Langone retained a private investigator to get the goods on Spitzer. The problem with this theory is that Elkind offers no proof whatsoever.

Elkind also disparages my role in the Spitzer matter, ignoring the fact that I informed the FBI in writing that Spitzer enjoyed cavorting with prostitutes while wearing his mid-calf length black socks. This was prior to public revelations that Spitzer frequently utilized prostitutes.

In a subsequent article, the New York Post independently confirmed Spitzer’s propensity for black socks. Manhattan madam Kristin Davis, who supplied prostitutes for Spitzer while he was both attorney general and governor, publicly described his penchant for dark hosiery in the boudoir on Sirius Radio on the very day I first met her. Thus, there are three separate confirmations of Spitzer’s black sock habit, all of which prove that the information I sent the FBI was both accurate and confirmable.

Elkind further distorts by taking advantage of the death of legendary conservative columnist Robert D. Novak. I told Philadelphia radio talk show host Michael Smerconish that Spitzer would not finish his term. Novak confirmed this in a conversation with Smerconish, and wrote it for his syndicated column. Although Smerconish confirmed the conversation with Elkind, the author takes advantage of the fact that Novak is no longer with us to confirm the accuracy of what he wrote.

Elkind’s book does show that Spitzer’s lying hasn’t stopped. Client No. 9 vehemently denied reports last year in the New York Post that he was contemplating a political comeback. Now, Spitzer confirms to Elkind that he has been plotting a return to the political arena and holding meetings to explore the potential for a comeback at the exact time he was denying reports by New York Post reporter Maggie Haberman that he was doing so.

If you want to know how Spitzer went down, don’t bother wasting money on “Rough Justice.” It is largely a fictional account designed to help the wealthy and bored Spitzer plot his return to the limelight. Instead, consider “Journal of the Plague Year,” written by longtime Spitzer counsel Lloyd Constantine. Constantine describes a power-drunk megalomaniac, a man whom from his first day in office believed he could govern by decree, intimidation and threat.

  • moira1987

    Constantine describes a power-drunk megalomaniac, a man whom from his first day in office believed he could govern by decree, intimidation and threat.

    Who knew Spitzer and Obama were so similar? lol

    • kmcv

      From Obama’s first day in office, he squandered a super majority in order to achieve progress through debate and compromise. But your point would have been hilarious if it were remotely accurate.

      • moira1987

        From Obama’s first day in office, he squandered a super majority in order to achieve progress through debate and compromise. But your point would have been hilarious if it were remotely accurate.

        Yeah, the debate and compromise (better known as bribery and coercion) was all on the Democrat side. As you said, the Dems had a super majority but the legislation was too flawed for the required number of Democrats to get on board…until their arms were twisted or their pork barrels filled. And my point was both hilarious AND competely accurate. Naturally you don’t like to hear it. Koolaid drinkers always dread a buzzkill…

        • kmcv

          You are of the unithought party. Your point was not accurate, I may have to give you funny, but maybe not for the reasons you think. My republican friends are articulate and clear in their arguments. This site seems to be a beacon for the looney foxy fringe. There are good blogs with conservative pov’s that have intelligent responses in the comments. TDC is a new-ish site, and hopefully will draw more intelligent thinkers in time. For now, I will just keeping trying to school foolish spewers like moira.

          • moira1987

            You are of the unithought party.

            On what state ballot will I find that party designation? But if you’re referring to the GOP then that’s laughable statement.

            Your point was not accurate, I may have to give you funny, but maybe not for the reasons you think.

            It WAS accurate AND unrefuted by you. And yeah, you probably laughed.

            My republican friends are articulate and clear in their arguments.

            If you do have some “republican friends” then I’m sure they are very articulate and clear in their arguments. You should listen more closely to them.

            This site seems to be a beacon for the looney foxy fringe. There are good blogs with conservative pov’s that have intelligent responses in the comments. TDC is a new-ish site, and hopefully will draw more intelligent thinkers in time.

            The DC IS a newish site. As for the rest of your statement…everybody is entitled to their opinion. But you haven’t impressed me (or anyone else, apparently) with your intellect yet. But feel free to hone your skills here.

            For now, I will just keeping trying to school foolish spewers like moira.

            LMAO! Emphasis on “trying…” ;)

          • kmcv

            wow moira, that was a well thought out dissertation. well done. i’m hitting the like button on you…. don’t try to stop me! ; – )

          • moira1987

            :)

  • kmcv

    Eliot Spitzer is a gross, piggish, embarrassment to my party. Go Away Spitzer, and take your attempt to wash our memory clean of your offenses with you.

  • Kerrvillian

    I love the first line! Honesty in book reviewing! Three cheers for Roger Stone!