Spitzer Again: WWCD?
I’ve come across a number of pieces on the web, and shows on television, that bring up the issue of Spitzer’s wife standing next to him as he gives his press conferences (both the one where he acknowledged his prostitute issue and his resignation one). A difference of opinion has emerged in the commentary.
1. Spitzer’s wife is a worse prostitute than the one he slept with (I heard similar claims made about Hillary Clinton after Monica Lewinsky). She’s in it for the power and the prestige, money, etc. Here, there is no self-respecting position that doesn’t have her cursing him out and filing the divorce papers while he’s in the middle of his press conference.
2. Spitzer’s wife is demonstrating a commitment to family. She’s not happy one bit, but she is standing by the marriage through what might turn out to be the toughest battle it’s ever gone through.
So I was thinking all the while…what would Confucius advise? Would he say that Spitzer’s wife should refuse to stand with him? Or divorce him? Or stand by him? Some other option?
Any guesses (with Analects to back it up, if you’ve got em’)?