THE QUESTION

New York State governor Eliot Spitzer admits he hired a prostitute. Should people care, and why?

Posted by David Ignatius and Fareed Zakaria on March 11, 2008 8:22 AM

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Originally from Pakistan, Anwer Sher is based in Dubai and writes for Gulf News, Khaleej Times and Emirates Today. His varied career experience includes banking, consulting, and real estate development. He has a Masters degree in International Relations.

Spitzer's Business is Not Our Business

Does being with a prostitute impair Spitzer’s ability to govern the State of New York? Probably not.

Anwer Sher Dubai, UAE | 14 COMMENTS
Mar 13, 2008 at 12:07 PM
Former Washington-based columnist for The Hong Kong Standard, The New York Sun, and Insight on the News, an online weekly published by The Washington Times. Covered economic and political relations between the United States and East Asia, with an emphasis on China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Former chairman of the Hong Kong Journalists' Association. Currently a business executive at a Chinese-language newspaper in Hong Kong.

Spitzer's Spectacular Fall

Kin-ming Liu Hong Kong | 5 COMMENTS
Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar is the Consulting Editor of The Economic Times, India's largest financial daily. He writes a popular weekly column, titled Swaminomics in the Times of India. He spends roughly half the year in New Delhi and half in Washington D.C., where he is a research fellow at the Cato Institute and an occasional consultant to the World Bank. He has been the editor of India's two main financial dailies, The Economic Times (1992-94) and Financial Express (1988-90). He was also the India Correspondent of the British weekly, The Economist, for most of two decades between 1976 and 1998.

Spitzer's Behavior Shocking, But Personal

Swaminathan A. Aiyar New Delhi, India | 109 COMMENTS
Bill Emmott is the former editor of The Economist magazine, a leading international current affairs publication from England. He is now an independent writer, speaker, and consultant on international affairs.

Spitzer, Hypocrite and Idiot, Must Resign

Bill Emmott Great Britain | 79 COMMENTS
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» Raymond T. Anderson | Prostitution is consenual, torture is not. Which one should be legalized? Before Spitzer resigns, Bush and Cheney should to to jail. Let's get our ...
» geoff | So he's buying consensual sex. Big deal. It should be legal, anyway. ...
» Liz | That's exactly the problem with this Spitzer thing! It's absolute hypocrisy on his part if he doesn't resign given his zealous prosecution of prostit...
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