Kristin Davis, the New York madame who supplied call girls to former Governor Eliot Spitzer, today blasted MSNBC for using Spitzer as a guest host last week to fill in for liberal MSNBC commentator Dylan Ratigan. Davis, who went to prison for promoting prostitution in the scandal that forced Spitzer to resign, is now running as the libertarian candidate for Governor of the Empire State.
“Eliot Spitzer violated federal money laundering laws, violated the Mann Act by transporting a prostitute across state lines to perform sex acts, lied repeatedly to the people of New York about the real source of his campaign financing, abused power by directing the state police to fabricate documents, used the state police to spy on his political opponent Nixon-style, and then lied about it all,” Davis said.
“While he has not been convicted of any crime, like O.J. Simpson, he is guilty,” added Davis, who served four months in Rikers Island. “I defend MSNBC’s right to interview Spitzer at any time, but making him a host condones his behavior, which is outrageous.”
Davis said she would launch a boycott of MSNBC if the network allows him to host again. Davis last month led a successful drive to bombard WABC77 radio in New York with e-mails objecting to Spitzer guest hosting there, and the station eventually dropped the idea.
“Eliot Spitzer had the money and lawyers to avoid being convicted of his crimes, but that does not mean he deserves a position of public trust,” Davis told the Daily Caller from her Upper East Side apartment. “I supplied him escorts when he was the highest-ranking law enforcement officer in the state, at the same time that he was prosecuting individuals on prostitution charges.”
Davis, who who has written extensively on topics ranging from gay marriage to prostitution on her Web site, said she would release documents that proved that the expensive “escorts” were paid for by a partnership that was largely owned by Eliot Spitzer when he was attorney general.
“They called him the ‘Sheriff of Wall Street,’ but the Madoff and New York Pension Fund-Hevesi scandals both happened under his nose,” said Davis. “He regularly blackmailed legitimate businessmen by threatening to destroy their companies if they didn’t plead to violations they hadn’t committed.”
Davis has vowed to petition her way onto the November 2010 ballot as an Independent or Libertarian candidate for governor on the platform of legalizing, regulating, and taxing both marijuana and prostitution. She also supports gay marriage and opening state-regulated casinos.
You can find more about Davis’ campaign here.