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March 12, 2008 | Louise Roug, Jenny Jarvie and Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writers
It was the way she stood there, enduring. Silda Wall Spitzer did not say a word as her husband, Gov. Eliot Spitzer, brusquely apologized to his family and the public after he was allegedly caught on a wiretap doing business with a high-priced prostitution ring. Her face was drawn. But she took her husband's hand as they left the room. This scandal has many salacious details, but it was the image of Silda Wall Spitzer at her man's side that dominated conversations across the country Tuesday.
March 15, 2008 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
NEW YORK -- As Americans reacted with jaw-dropping disbelief this week to news of New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's sexcapades, the Internet was swamped with commentary. And one new website, hoping to carve out a distinctive niche, bannered a provocative question to its readers: Should Silda Wall Spitzer stand by her man? "It's painful to see these women, time and time again be dragged out to these press conferences," answered actress Marlo Thomas.
March 18, 2008 | Elizabeth Wurtzel, Elizabeth Wurtzel is the author of "Prozac Nation" and other books.
Am I the only one who feels that last week's news events prove that the women's movement has failed? First, the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket alienates everybody who the first woman with a real chance to be president hasn't alienated already.
March 13, 2008 | Erika Hayasaki, Times Staff Writer
Two days after federal agents publicly identified Eliot Spitzer as a client of a high-priced prostitution ring, the first-term governor announced his resignation at a somber news conference Wednesday, relinquishing his duties to Lt. Gov. David A. Paterson. Paterson, 53, who will be sworn in as New York's top state official Monday, will inherit a politically riven Legislature facing a $4.4-billion deficit.
March 11, 2008 | Erika Hayasaki and Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writers
Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who built a national reputation as an aggressive, uncompromising prosecutor, apologized to the public Monday after a federal wiretap caught him allegedly arranging to meet a high-priced prostitute in a Washington hotel. The recording captured a man identified as "Client 9" -- a regular customer of an elite international call-girl ring -- setting up a date with a petite brunet who used the name "Kristen."
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