03-11-2008, 12:44 PM #1
Silda Wall Spitzer - Gov. Eliot Spitzer's Wife
A bit of info I found about Gov. Eliot Spitzer's wife - Silda Wall Spitzer .. and some of the "good works" she'll be giving up when he resigns. So very sad for her on so many fronts!
Personally - I hope Silda kicks his sorry a$$ to the curb. She & her daughters didn't deserve this despicable & humiliating treatment.
Governor Spouse's Information
Spouse: Gov. Eliot Spitzer
Silda Wall*Spitzer's Web Site
As First Lady of New York, Silda Wall Spitzer draws on her life experiences as a mother, lawyer, nonprofit founder, wife, daughter, sister, advocate for youth volunteering and service, as well as her passions for art, literature and history.
She is working in partnership with her husband, Governor Eliot Spitzer, in advancing his vision for building "One New York," and undertaking initiatives to complement the state's revitalization and the building of a sustainable economy and secure future for all New Yorkers.
The First Lady's "Live New York initiative", formally launched at the 'Live New York Summit' in September 2007 at SUNY Cortland, focuses on attracting and retaining the next generation of New Yorkers.
The summit drew over 500 enthusiastic key stakeholders from across the state and addressed topics, including competing in a global, knowledge-based economy; connecting universities to communities; ensuring that entrepreneurs get the capital they need; and creating workforce development opportunities for young New Yorkers.
The first lady chairs the New York State Commission on National and Community Service, which is committed to building strong service programs, expanding the volunteer base, and promoting the vision of One New York though community building and civic engagement.
The First Lady's work with the Commission complements her Live New York initiative, which idenitifies service and volunteerism as critical factors in the next generation's perception of what makes communities attractive and desirable places to live and work.
She is spearheading a 'Greening the Mansion' initiative and the related 'Green Residential Building' initiative to complement the governor's efforts to reduce New York's energy consumption by 15% by the year 2015.
She is also committed to building voting and civic participation among women and served as a driving force behind The Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee's Women's Vote Project in 2006.
The first lady earned her juris doctor from Harvard Law School and a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Meredith College. She began her legal career with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, specializing in mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance. Subsequently, she joined The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. as a member of its international legal group.
She is founding chair (emeritus) of Children for Children, a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for young people from all backgrounds to grow involved through volunteering and service from an early age. Children for Children's service-learning and giving programs engaged over 35,000 youth in hands-on service in 2006, with a projected goal of over 50,000 in 2007. The organization has placed over $2 million in resources in underserved schools, allowed kids to raise funds to provide insecticide-treated bed nets for children in malaria-endemic countries, and collected hundreds of thousands of books to build classroom libraries.
In 2007, Charity Navigator awarded Children for Children its highest four-star rating and included the organization among its Top 10 Charities Worth Watching nationwide in the under-$2 million budget category.
In addition, she is a founding co-chair of Project Cicero, the annual New York City book drive that builds classroom libraries in underserved schools. She has served on the New York Blue Ribbon Commission on Youth Leadership; the advisory board of NYCharities.org; and as a trustee for her children's school.
She was a board member of The Children's Museum of Manhattan from 1995-98, where she sat on its Executive Committee and chaired its Program Committee.
The first lady and her husband, Governor Eliot Spitzer, have three daughters aged 13, 15 and 17.
03-11-2008, 02:50 PM #2
No she didn't deserve a cheating husband nor does any woman really and her personal decision as whether or not to divorce is her private business. I hope she continues with her work in spite of this.
03-11-2008, 05:49 PM #3
It sounds like she is an outstanding individual who contributes alot to New York!
03-11-2008, 06:05 PM #4
The ultimate insult to his wife is to allow her to go out in public by his side. He should take the prostitue to stand with him. At least that's honest.The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
03-11-2008, 06:17 PM #5
He doesn't hold a candle to her!
03-11-2008, 07:08 PM #6Former Member
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03-13-2008, 01:48 PM #7
Wondering what you all thought ...
I totally agree.
Since so much information has come to light in the media about Gov. Spitzer's alleged 6-10 year perseverance of soliciting high-priced prostitutes and that as much as $80,000 may have been spent on this selfish endeavor ... does anyone think that possibly his wife may have known of (or seriously suspected) some of his sexual trysts long before it was made public?
IMO - most wives know "something" - even if they don't know the extent of what they know or instinctively feel.
For a variety of reasons - some spouses tend to overlook the infidelity & betrayal - even pretend it doesn't exist - as long as it is discreet and not publically known.
As Silda Spitzer is an extremely bright & intelligent woman - and married to this man for 20 years - do you think she knew anything of her husband's extra-curricular activities (proclivities)?
Just askin' ... what are your thoughts?
03-13-2008, 01:54 PM #8Former Member
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I really don't know, my first thought is yes she knew on some level.
I read that during one of the Hillary Clinton humiliations she said she would never stand by if it were her, she would be outta there. My guess is she just thought it would never come to light being that Spitzer is smarter than Bill Clinton, jmo
"That would never be me. I'd be gone," Silda told friends, a pal told The Post.
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03-13-2008, 01:55 PM #9Former Member
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Just IMO, I didn't know "anything" for many years in my first marriage. When I started realizing "something" I began doing my own investigation which led to our divorce. His cheating had been going on for many years. He was just a good con man, and had a job that required him to travel.
I really don't think Silda is the type to put up with this, but I've been wrong before.
03-13-2008, 02:19 PM #10Former Member
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I was very surprised to hear that she didn't want him to resign, even after hearing all of the details. I guess that she doesn't want to give up the power and prestige that comes along with being the governor's wife. I'm not sure, though. I guess that only time will tell if their marriage will survive.
03-13-2008, 02:24 PM #11
03-13-2008, 02:30 PM #12
What I find amazing is that he paid $4000 for each encounter! I haven't read that much about it, did he charge it to the public somehow? What a guy! How many call girls make $4k a pop?
03-13-2008, 02:32 PM #13Former Member
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03-13-2008, 02:38 PM #14Former Member
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For all we know, they could have an open relationship. In all this mess, I'd like to visualize her and the twenty-something Chippendale wannabe having a margarita and giggling together over this.
FWIW, I told my husband that if he ever held a high office AND decided to chase skirts, rest assured that I would not under any circumstances be standing next to him on stage while he confessed his deeds to the world.
His answer? "I'll just never hold a high office."
03-13-2008, 02:54 PM #15
I have heard other women explain why they continued to stand by their husbands when everything hits the fan, they do it for many reasons, I I believe is that in the first days they're in a state of shock. Another reason is they think they need to hold things together for the children, to keep a united front. None of us really know how we'd react given the same situation. When things die down and they're able to finally get their head clear many do divorce, one couple was where he was having an affair with a male aid.
As far as if she knew something, I'm pretty sure he was able to cover his tracks, it was not an on-going affair where he was emotionally involved with 1 woman, it sounds like he scheduled these in when he was away on business, there would be no late night calls or gifts for a mistress, they came to him they were not out being wined and dined.
I wish the best for her and believe she will come out of this in time fine but it has to be horrible right now and also very horrible for their teenage girls.