Federal Prosecutors unsealed an affidavit that details a rendezvous in a Washington hotel room last month between a prostitute and “Client 9,” who a CNN source says is New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. That afternoon Spitzer addressed the press and apologized for letting voters and his family down.
Now, some leaders are calling for Spitzer to step down from his post as governor, a position that Spitzer rose to with tenacity and a penchant for rooting out corruption, earning himself the nickname “the dragon-slayer.”
Some CNN.com readers say that they feel even more betrayed by Spitzer because of his reputation as fighting corruption. Others say that, as long as he is doing a good job as governor, his private matters should remain private. Below are a selection of responses from our readers, some of which have been edited for length and clarity.