Sunday, December 25, 2005

Ex-Goldman exec Whitehead said Spitzer made threats

Reuters reports:
Former Goldman Sachs Chairman John Whitehead on Thursday said New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer threatened him during an April phone call after Whitehead wrote an op-ed piece critical of Spitzer's attacks against American International Group's Maurice "Hank" Greenberg.

In a second op-ed piece, published Thursday by the Wall Street Journal, Whitehead went public with his claims that Spitzer threatened him. Whitehead, currently chairman of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., previously had told friends and associates, and the conversation became the subject of widespread speculation.

In his op-ed piece Thursday, headlined "Scary," Whitehead repeated what he said was a transcript of what Spitzer said:

"Mr. Whitehead, it's now a war between us and you've fired the first shot. I will be coming after you. You will pay the price. This is only the beginning and you will pay dearly for what you have done. You will wish you had never written that letter," Whitehead wrote Thursday.
Eliot Spitzer doesn't seem to have time yet to really go after transportation unions that violate New York state law by shutting down New York city.Is Eliot Spitzer bought and paid for by unions? Eliot may have gone to court but where is the big press conference and the great photo-ops of union leaders being taken away in handcuffs??? Can Martha Stewart or a Wall Street executive prevent you from getting to work??? I guess Eliot Spitzer has odd priorities.