Indeed, good morning to you from the great state of NY. The empire state.
Well, let's be honest, lately it's been mainly the empire of morons, thanks to our dignified leader, Governor Eliot Spitzer. Let me ask you, who pays $4400 for a hooker for one night, when my Mexican friend over at ***** Street Pizza tells me it's only $120 here in Brooklyn? ("It was good", he says).
You won't hear anyone calling into Larry King with the same comment though. No, Wednesday night on Campbell Brown, the CNN panel ("Best in the nation") said "what a pity it was for someone as educated as Spitzer, who likely spent half a million dollars on his Harvard education, to go down the drain with a high-school dropout, actress-wanabee hooker". Wow, talk about dignity!
It's official, people are know ranked in value according to how much they spend on their education! This is CNN, where people are NOT equal!!!
I wonder what they'll say about Governor-to-be Patterson, who's legally blind.
On the brighter side though, always creative Virgin Mobile (do you think Mr Bronson ever paid a visit to a hooker? Difficult to believe he hasn't, and that's his charm) came up with this brilliant ad:
Of course, they're not authorized to use Spitzer's image, but they did anyway. Same thing Ryanair did 2 months ago, with this ad featuring French president Nicolas Sarkozy and then-girlfriend, singer model Carla Bruni.
"With Ryanair, my entire family can come and attend my wedding"
Sarkozy sued Ryanair, of course, and won almost $90.000 for Carla, and one symbolic euro for himself. How gentleman of him. He then got married with Bruni, and I wasn't invited. (But I'll try to crash this one, in NY).
It has to be said, though, Sarkozy is still the very trendy French president, and Spitzer the very done NY nothing-anymore. So will Spitzer sue? It might still be a good idea, a kind of rehearsal for a bigger yet-to-come trial. Gotta make sure those NY lawyers are still the greatest.
Oh! And don't worry, Ryanair still has a few tricks up its sleazy sleeve...