As someone mentioned on another thread, what he was paying for was discretion, most likely.
He's a hypocrite who put his desire ahead of doing the job he was elected to do.
the more you are paid, the more likely you are not to sell compromising pictures of the governor to the Enquirer?
Besides that, perhaps what is being paid for is a relatively low chance of getting an STD.
Well, yeah. High-price brothels cater to men who have a lot to lose if they are discovered. They know that they can make a hell of a lot of money with a steady stream of $1000/hr customers, who would be lost if the women were known to kiss and tell.
She said she was not sure that Ms. Dupré realized who Mr. Spitzer was when he was her client.
Besides that, perhaps what is being paid for is a relatively low chance of getting an STD. At such high prices, the women do not end up sleeping with many other clients.
I am here, in NY because of my music... Don't let anyone hold you back or tell you that you can't...because you can.
High-price brothels cater to men who have a lot to lose if they are discovered.
Gorgeous? Yes. $1000 an hour gorgeous? No, even if you suppose she's the best company in every respect imaginable, and incredibly discreet to boot. Methinks there's some part of this market that's driven by image--the idea of paying $1000 for a woman makes her more attractive to some people, regardless of the value they present, if you get my drift. Something like the Dolphins signing Joey Porter in the twilight of his career.
And you know this because . . . ?
Well, it seems to me an individual woman, if not the Emperor's Club as an institution, has quite a high incentive to defect in a case like this.
There must be significant tradeoffs that make defection costly or futile.
But why do we need to learn the prostitute's name, her history, the names of her family members, and excerpt from her myspace page?
Compare this to the very, very few posts on this site about David Vitter (the Republican Senator caught doing the same thing, but of course the Bushies didn't leak his name . . . they fought like hell to keep it out of the public record).
Perhaps, but Vitter wasn't a crusading attorney general who had prosecuted prostitutes before, and he also wasn't charged with money laundering, or anything for that matter.
“I just don’t want to be thought of as a monster,”
For one, the complaint makes clear that the wealth boom — and the explosion in the number of multi-millionaires — has created entirely new pricing levels for escorts.
It may be the world’s oldest profession: but the prices reflect the new realities of wealth.
… London turns down the job based on price, saying that £500 an hour for starting escorts — close to $1,000 an hour — was chump change, especially since it didn’t include dinner.
According to a survey by Russ Alan Prince, president of Connecticut-based wealth-research firm Prince &Associates, in his book “The Sky’s The Limit,” a sizable percentage of the super wealthy use escorts. He surveyed 661 people who owned private jets. It found that 34% of males and 20% of females had paid for sex.
On a more serious note, the number of posts on the site re Spitzer is interesting, and I think it is mainly the natural result of the MSM firestorm over this. Compare this to the very, very few posts on this site about David Vitter (the Republican Senator caught doing the same thing, but of course the Bushies didn't leak his name . . . they fought like hell to keep it out of the public record). I think this exposes the lie about the "librul media" that Instapundit and Rush Limbaugh like to talk about. The MSM gives much more attention to sex scandals involving Democrats. That's an objective fact.
There are 50 girls who look just like her (and a lot who are hotter - e.g. blonde and skinnier) every block in nyc.
You seem oblivious to the fact that "paying for discretion" very well might mean that the mob will put a bullet in your head for talking to the Enquirer about your customers.
It is gross, lurid, and prurient of the press to go into so much detail.
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Philippians 4:8
"Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth." Colossians 3:2
Everyone who had a bad encounter with him over the years probably feels quite vindicated in their intuitions about him.
I've paid more for worse.