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HIGH FLYING FISH
Politics, Super NoVA
                                  HIGH FLYING FISH 
     Five years ago, up and coming Democrat Eliot Spitzer got caught patronizing prostitutes and resigned as the Governor of New York. The salacious scandal made national news - for days, and days, and days. The Emperors Club VIP's former Client #9 spent a good portion of the interim doing a daily Yom Kippur leading up to his primary run last year for New York City Comptroller, the second most powerful position in the Big Apple. He lost. The election anyway.
     The day before Christmas, he and his wife announced they were divorcing after the local tabloids outed his affair with Lis Smith, the spokeswoman on his failed campaign, who was then working for the new mayor. The split made little more than a regional ripple, but it did cost the former Love Gov's mistress her position with Bill de Blasio. 
    Why should Virginians care? At one time, Ms. Smith was Terry McAuliffe's press secretary. The new couple are both unemployed and won't be splashing around a hot tub in Jamaica forever. Political sharks all swim in the same tank, doing laps from post to post and back again - and rarely get out of the water for good. When you elect an official, it's really about the team - past, present, and future. Who they keep close around them is a reflection on and of the office holder, as another governor with Presidential aspirations currently making headlines across the country knows only too well. 
     But it's something to watch for in every state capital in the US, not just Trenton, and at this point in time most particularly in Richmond, since Bob McDonnell's term ended with his star sunk by serious legal trouble associated with the company he kept, and its no secret Terry McAuliffe is on the hook of the Clintons' rod and reel, as the former First Lady's contemplates diving in for a second stab at breaking through that glass ceiling. 
     Just remember, high flying fish can flounder and drown.
 
Politics, Super NoVA

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