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Objects in Mirror: March 12, 2008 Archive

Reactions to the Spitzer story

Posted at 8:17 AM on March 12, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Reactions in our online discussion inspired by the NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer story have been mixed and measured. Here are some example replies from Destruction upon discovery: Would you take the risk if you had everything to lose?:

"I have always held the highest esteem for Eliot Spitzer but this just sends chills up and down my spine...This is what is wrong with our current political sturcture today - too much power being willfully given to so few. - The temptations are simply just too great for most to refrain from...that being money, sex, power, prestige and/or access. I feel for Governor Spitzer's wif and three children." - John H.

"We may not be electing saints, but supposedly we are electing people who are capable of letting reason overcome emotion and other urges. Occassionally giving into to sexual urges may understood and forgiven, but when accompanied by hypocrisy that is another matter." - Carol LeHane

"I don't know why they risk everything. Perhaps it's the thrill of the risk. I don't believe that public figures caught in these situation ever believe they'll be caught at it." - M.K. Mueller

Read all the replies or join the discussion with your perspective.

Your chance to ask the home inspector

Posted at 3:21 PM on March 12, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Midmorning features guest John Trostle tomorrow:

As he goes about his work, home inspector John Trostle finds big problems that could have been caught by regular, routine maintenance. Trostle offers advice on the small steps homeowners should not ignore.

Trostle has agreed to continue the conversation with us online for an hour after he appears on the air, so share your home improvement questions for Trostle in advance or during the LIVE chat tomorrow March 13, 2008. We'll start at 11:00 a.m. CT.

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