Other days, you find gold.
For those living under a rock, there is a brewing scandal surrounding the prosecutor-that-could, former superstar NY AG Eliott Spitzer -- now Governor of New York -- and a slight hooker problem he has developed, courtesy of the feds.
Well, guess who has risen to speak out on the Spitzer scandal?
None other than our own, masticatory former US attorney:
Buck up, Eliot Spitzer. There's hope.
Stones, fellas, stones.
You aren't the first politician to be caught (spectacularly, we might add) in a compromising position. Witness the very man that CNN trotted out this morning to serve as a legal expert on your plight.
That man, on CNN;s Newsroom Tuesday, was Kendall Coffey, a Miami criminal defense lawyer and former U.S attorney. Coffey opined that as much trouble as the New York governor is in at the moment, it will only grow worse if it's discovered that Client 9 used public money for any part of his D.C. venture, including shipping the now-notorious Kristen down from the Big Apple on the train.
Coffey should know. What was not mentioned on CNN was that a little over a decade ago, he lost his job as U.S. attorney in Miami after it was discovered he had attended a late-night Miami strip club called Lipstik. There, despondent over a not guilty veridict in a big drug prosecution, he got quite drunk and went off into the back "champagne room" with a stripper named Tiffany. There, he reportedly grew a bit frisky and, uh, bit her. On the arm.
As it turned out, Coffey had also bought a $900 bottle of Dom Perignon and $200 in "Lipstik money" on his federal government American Express card.
The story eventually spilled out in the media. Coffey denied it all at first but ultimately resigned after investigators from Washington got involved.
Miami Herald's cranky iconoclastic TV reporter Glenn Garvin was first on this story, and CNN now admits having Kendall comment on Spitzer was a mistake.