Tracy Quan: "As a former sex worker, I'm puzzled by what is reported to be Gov. Eliot Spitzer's preference for the riskiest form of indoor prostitution I have ever experienced. Escort agencies are constantly being investigated, infiltrated and spied on...Escort agencies are supposed to be out of the question for old-school rakes who want to protect their marriages and careers."
Farley and Malarek: "Whose theory is it that prostitution is victimless? It’s the men who buy prostitutes who spew the myths that women choose prostitution, that they get rich, that it’s glamorous and that it turns women on." Tracy Quan, who appears on the same page of the NYT, might disagree.
Meyerson: "Positional goods are those commodities that are more valuable than their run-of-the-mill counterparts because a special status attaches to them, since only a select few can have them...what makes a prostitute worth $5,500 an hour is that she costs $5,500 an hour."
Le Monde: "Brillant, médiatique, déterminé, Eliot Spitzer a construit toute sa carrière sur l''éthique'." Interesting that the newspaper of the French establishment relies heavily on the web for its reporting, including "un internaute sur politico.com, un des grands blogs politiques américains," and "le site dealbreakers.com," along with "la chaîne de télévision Fox," which is described as "prorépublicaine."