Scary NY Attorney-General Eliot Spitzer
Whitehead noted that everyone, including Hank Greenberg, is innocent until proven guilty. Spitzer phoned Whitehead in response.
According to Whitehead, Spitzer said "Mr. Whitehead, it's now a war between us and you've fired the first shot. I will be coming after you. You will pay the price. This is only the beginning and you will pay dearly for what you have done. You will wish you had never written that letter."
I have no way of knowing whether such a conversation took place. It will be Spitzer versus Whitehead.
If true, it is quite amazing and frightening. More frightening is the very strong possibility that Eliot Spitzer will be the governor of my beloved New York.
Where is the NY Civil Liberties Union? Where have they been with this prosecution by news release so reminiscent of Rudy Giuliani?
With such evident arrogance and disregard for civil liberties, I am suprised that President Bush didn't put him in the administration of injustice in Washington.
When New York's legislature unanimously passed a tepid reform of the eminent domain law that would require notification to property owners of the eminent domain proceedings against them, Governor George Pataki vetoed it. He did so on the advice of Attorney-General Spitzer. The specious grounds for a veto were that it would give property-owners a false sense of security and that it would cost too much.
What price constitutional freedom?