Friday, March 14, 2008

Spitzer Spritzers...Poetic Justice for Martha?

My friend Kat informed me that THIS was the guy that was instrumental in sending Martha I think it is entirely appropriate that ............

Martha Stewart will be buying "Spitzer Spritzers" for friends this evening

at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach. She's down here, staying with friends. A friend from New York called her to give her the news, and it was reported in Jose Lambiet's column in the Palm Beach Post that she was ecstatic. From what I gather he went after her with great gusto and saw to it she did the time... You can read Jose's column right here.

Palm Beach Post-March 12, 2008:
If there’s one person who reveled in the news that New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was in a world of hurt this week, it was domestic diva Martha Stewart.
Forget the housewife’s manners.
Several sources on both sides of Lake Worth are telling me Stewart was on The Island when she received a phone call from an unidentified employee in New York who told her Monday afternoon that Spitzer had been linked to an international prostitution ring.
He resigned today, but Stewart went out to celebrate in an unusual fashion Monday afternoon.
“She was gleeful,” says one well-placed source. “Few people had seen her this animated in a while.
“She said she’d celebrate at The Breakers with a round of ‘Spitzer spritzers.’”
Page 2.1 looked online for the ingredients of the drink, and asked Stewart spokeswoman Katherine Nash, but it must be something the ultimate homemaker isn’t printing in her magazines. There would be no comment.
Why would Stewart enjoy someone else’s misery?
Well, back in the early 2000s, New York’s young and ambitious State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer was making a name for himself in rooting out corporate corruption on Wall Street.
Meanwhile, Stewart was selling a large number of shares in the biopharmaceutical company ImClone shortly before the stock tanked. Stewart, now 66, saved about $45,000 — but got on regulators’ radar screens.
Spitzer almost single-handedly made it fashionable to go after big-deal CEOs as he fought a well-publicized turf battle with federal prosecutors in nailing the biggest fish.
Stewart fell in the federal net and served five months on insider trading-related charges four years ago — but it was Spitzer who kicked up the hornet’s nest that eventually had her bunk with hardened criminals.
Before she received her happy call, Stewart was spotted shopping on Antique Row, downtown West Palm Beach.
“I took her around,” said family friend and Antique Row store owner Judy Barron. “She never said anything about Spitzer to me. We spent a couple of hours going from store to store.”
Word is that Stewart got the call at the Palm Beach home of Lisbeth Barron, a Bear Stearns big and Judy’s sister. When reached at her $11 million home, Lisbeth declined comment.
One thing is sure, though: Seems that Stewart is more down to earth.
“She’s been here before and wasn’t the nicest person,” said Jeffrey Rafael, of Jeffrey-Marie Inc. on Antique Row. “She’s definitely humbled.”


Joe said...

Fuck Martha Stewart!

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Hey - thanks for the links! Nice surprise! :)

bleeding espresso said...

I actually caught Martha Stewart on Letterman the other day (reshown here in Italy during the day from the night before) and she was absolutely gleeful. If I'm not mistaken, she even gave the recipe for that spritzer....

Thanks for the link love :)