It is difficult to conceive that anyone with a television set has not seen the pictures of Governor Eliot Spizer apologizing for his actions and announcing his resignation as the governor of New York.
And there right beside (but a little behind) him on both occasions was his beautiful and accomplished wife, a corporate lawyer in her own right. In her fitted pale blue jacket and strings of white pearls , Silda Wall Spitzer looked sad and crestfallen as she stood with her husband, her eyes smudged with dark rings. No wonder CNN’s Wolf Blitzer commented on how much “that woman has aged in three days.”
Which begs the question, why was she there at all? She didn’t fly from New York to Washington, contact VIP call girls, sign into room 871 in the Mayflower hotel and cough up $4,300 dollars for sex. Why does she need to be dragged out to stand beside her husband who did these things all on his own while he kept her in the dark?
I know, I know. Hillary did it and so did the wife of the governor of New Jersey who it turned out was having an affair with another man. But isn’t it high time to ask why innocent wives should be paraded in front of the cameras to lend their blessing to an errant husband?
And there is another question, perhaps more fundamental. Should Governor Spitzer’s wife and his three teen-age daughters foregive him? Could you foregive him? And if they can’t is the marriage likely to survive?
I must say I am sorry I have been out of the loop for so long. And I much appreciate those who asked after my health. It is much better.
The doctors discovered that I had a heart murmur which affected my energy and my appetite. But they have been treating this and I am now feeling fine.
So I am hopeful our band of bloggers is still out there and we can be in touch again.