March 11, 2008

Screen Grabs From The Fish Wrapper Show Astonishing Amounts Of Disposable Income At Play

Before the Emperor's Club VIP website got taken down, reporters from the Fish Wrapper got some screen grabs of pages advertising the various "models" whose companionship was offered. The rates are on page six of the screen grabs -- you could meet the models for anywhere from $1,000 to $3,100 per hour (varying from three to seven "diamonds," as shown on each model's page), and then daily rates for their companionship goes from $10,000 to $31,000 per day.

Spitzer must have some serious money to have purchased high-priced "services" like that. Seeing photographs of him and his wife standing together to face the music, I'm reminded of an old episode of Law & Order, in which the consensus was a rich man had been killed by his wife because of infidelity. Jerry Orbach's character was skeptical, saying, "I dunno. Rich people... They're not like you and me. For starters, they've got a lot more money." Turned out that no, it was his girlfriend and not his wife who did the guy in, but that's a story for another day.

For now, I'm left wondering where Spitzer even got the money to do this sort of thing. Not on a public servant's salary, that's for sure. He was being investigated for corruption, after all, when the FBI found this.

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