Just 16 months after being elected, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer stepped down from office after being lined to a prostitution ring. "I am deeply sorry I did not live up to what was expected of me," said Spitzer. "I've begun to atone." He made the announcement with his wife Silda standing by him in his Manhattan office as he did at a press conference Monday saying, "I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family and violates my - or any - sense of right and wrong. I apologize to the public, whom I promised better." Spitzer was so well liked that he's been talked down upon on late-night TV and even amongst celeb fans. "I'm really pissed," actress Julianne Moore told People about the scandal. "I honestly don't care where or how people have sex, or with whom, but prostitution is illegal. For someone whose got such a reputation for having a real attitude towards crime, you have to walk the walk. I'm sorry." On Monday Lt. Gov. David A. Paterson,, a legally blind former legislator will take his office and become New York's first African-American governor. [People]
Today on Yahoo!
1 - 6 of 48