This is not news. While I may take some joy in someone’s public humiliation, this is not news. While parts of me what to calculate how many meetings would be required before my mortgage was paid off, this is not news. Ranking right up there with misery lit, crime news is merely circuses for the people. Rather than raising the public awareness and public discourse, this is meant to appeal to the base emotions. In particular, this appeals to pride and envy.
For the record, I think prostitution is evil. I also didn’t celebrate Larry Craig’s incident, so save the hypocrisy charge, despite the fact that I’m more like the embittered former smoker than a Democrat. I have no issue with Spitzer’s arrest or resignation if they occur, just spare me the details. Those are just pornography for the righteous. This is not to claim that only righteous enjoy it, just that many amongst the righteous are fooling themselves into thinking they are doing something worthwhile by indulging in this.