The Congressional steroids hearings claimed their first victim today when New York Governor Eliot Spitzer announced that he got in a little trouble while hanging out in Washington DC during the steroids hearings. After he testified in another Congressional probe (on the bond crisis) on Feb 14, then took in the Clemens steroids hearings, Spitzer just wanted to relax. Jay Muncy.Com reports that WABC reporter Jim Dolan saw Spitzer hanging around:
WABC-TV's lead anchor, Bill Ritter, says that Eliot Spitzer was indeed on government time during his alleged involvement with prostitutes in Washington last month.
During a broadcast earlier tonight, Ritter said that he remembered (or was told again) that WABC reporter Jim Dolan saw Gov. Spitzer in Washington during a congressional hearing on steroid use in baseball in February.
Ritter said that Dolan was in Washington to cover the testimony of Yankee pitcher Roger Clemens when the veteran WABC reporter saw Spitzer--who, Ritter said, was testifying in Washington on behalf of New York State.
The criminal complaint labeling Gov. Spitzer as "Client-9" placed Spitzer in Washington on the same day Ritter recounts Dolan seeing the Democrat governor in Washington.
Once again, Roger Clemens and the Congressional Hearing bring the man down. Spitzer was testifying about 'bonds' (read 'Bonds). Governor Spitzer became so distraught that he contracted with a 'relaxation service' known as the 'Emperor's Club'. The Smoking Gun carries the story:
With the bombshell news today that New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has been implicated in a prostitution ring, the Democratic politician will now always be known as "Client-9," one of the johns described in a recently unsealed FBI affidavit detailing the operation of the Emperors Club, an international call girl ring. That document, an excerpt of which you'll find below, describes hooker interactions with 10 johns, including one client who paid cash for a February 13 rendezvous at a Washington, D.C. hotel. The New York Times, which broke the Spitzer story, has identified the 48-year-old politician as Client-9.
Who cares about all that? The important thing was that as a Yankee fan, Eliot Spitzer became all stressed out about Roger Clemens's steroids hearings performance. Further, the Governor testified about 'bonds'. That stress led directly to Spitzer's 'relaxation therapy' session with the 'Emperor's Club' later than night.
Clemens's Bonds's and Congress's steroid circus claims the first victim. We told you they were dangerous. (what's more expensive -- a week of HGH or a night with the Emperor's Club?)