Days after penning an op-ed on why he was voting for President Obama in the 2012 election, disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer (AKA Client Nine) hightailed it to California to guest host a show on Al Gore’s Current TV. He missed the election and didn’t bother to send in an absentee ballot.
Records filed with the city Board of Elections show that while some voters waited hours to cast their ballots, Spitzer was a no-show at his Upper East Side poll site on Nov. 6, 2012.
Nor did he submit an absentee ballot available to those who can’t vote in person. A spokeswoman said Spitzer couldn’t make it to the polls because he had to high-tail it to San Francisco to serve as a paid co-anchor of Current TV’s round-table election coverage. …
Just four days before the election, in an article posted on the Slate magazine Web site, Spitzer professed the importance of civic engagement and spoke of the crucial issues at stake in the presidential contest.
“We’ve heard all the promises, excuses, smart lines and grotesque misrepresentations. Now it’s time to choose,” Spitzer declared in the column. (Read More)
I guess he knows all about the promises, excuses, smart lines and grotesque misrepresentations. Not that New York voters care.