Will Spitzer scandal turn out to be another Monica Gate for Hillary Clinton?

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New York, Mar.12 : Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has decided to adopt a wait and see approach on the sex-related scandal involving her one-time political ally and New York Governor Eliot Spitzer.

"Let's wait and see what comes out of the next few days. Right now, I don't have any comment. I think it's appropriate to wish his family well and see how things develop," the New York-based Daily News quoted Clinton, as saying.

While Spitzer and Clinton have never been personally close, his fall from grace is likely to pose a political headache for Clinton during the remaining part of her presidential campaign.

She will likely be asked again - and again - about Spitzer's misdeeds, which can only serve to remind voters about Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky and the public humiliation it cost then First Lady Clinton.

David Letterman reminded everyone during his Top Ten riff on Spitzer's excuses: "No. 1, I thought Bill Clinton legalized this years ago."

The Spitzer scandal comes as Team Clinton is trying to impugn the ethics of rival Democrat Barack Obama by questioning his choice of political allies - in Obama's case, a Chicago developer named Tony Rezko on trial for alleged fraud and corruption.

As governor, Spitzer is one of 248 super delegates who has already pledged his support to Clinton. If he resigns, he would not be replaced as a super delegate, meaning Clinton would lose one.

Lt. Gov. David Paterson would become governor, but he's already is a super delegate supporting Clinton.

ANI

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