Disgraced Former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer Discusses Sanctity of Marriage on ABC's This Week

Is Eliot Spitzer - a man who had to resign as New York's governor due to a sex scandal involving hookers - someone that should be invited on a serious political talk show to discuss the sanctity of marriage?

As the answer is certainly "No," consider the delicious irony of Spitzer appearing on ABC's This Week Sunday avowing as it pertains to same-sex marriage, "The president is saying, as I said as governor, others have said around the nation, two people should be able to enter a civil relationship of love that goes on forever" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

ELIOT SPITZER: The fact is, civil rights and the discussion of civil rights does not stop merely because we have economic issues to think about as well. Of course, economics will dictate at the end of the day November's outcome. But the notion that we would stall on civil rights issues that are of enormous magnitude and how we define ourselves as a society is wrong.

And I think as a subsidiary point to that, the public has got to understand there are two components of marriage. One is the civil, defined by government; the other is the religious, where denominations, of course, have the right to recognize or not. None of this has to do with whether a denomination recognizes same-sex marriage. The president is saying, as I said as governor, others have said around the nation, two people should be able to enter a civil relationship of love that goes on forever.


I'm sorry, but that's so preposterous, it warrants a third look: "The president is saying, as I said as governor, others have said around the nation, two people should be able to enter a civil relationship of love that goes on forever."

One has to wonder how prostitutes funded with taxpayer dollars fit into "a civil relationship of love that goes on forever."

Maybe ABC should have invited one of Spitzer's former prostitutes Ashley Dupre on to offer her views on marriage as well.

(H/T NBer beresford)

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.