Baseball Crank
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April 8, 2005
POLITICS/LAW: Conflict of Interest

Well, look at who's confusing his roles of public prosecutor and campaigner:

Eliot Spitzer was accused on Wednesday of blurring his role as New York attorney-general with his political ambitions to run for state governor after his campaign office paid Google to link a search for "AIG" to a website promoting his gubernatorial bid. AIG, the world's largest insurer, is at the centre of investigation by Mr Spitzer and others regulators into alleged improper accounting.

The linked website on Google collects campaign contributions and posts messages to supporters. It is headlined Spitzer for NY Governor, with the message: "Good Guys Can Finish First. Sign up Now and Join The Fight!"

The thing about Spitzer is, of course, that he's never yet been put to proving one of his high-profile cases in court; he generally targets heavily regulated public companies, and such companies generally can't survive a court battle with the government. But it makes for good press.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:28 AM | Law 2005 • | Politics 2005 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Eliot is a media whore.

Posted by: That Dude from Philly at April 10, 2005 12:23 AM

What's inappropriate with this? His campaign is highlighting his accomplishments.

Posted by: Adam at April 15, 2005 4:52 PM
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