I normally don't cover non-tech news, but the highly amusing story today (NYT link here) of NY Governor Spitzer getting caught in a federal wire tap prostitution investigation is a story directly from TV show, "The Wire". There is ZERO chance Spitzer doesn't resign.
Why? It's highly unlikely this was his first foray into the extra-curricular side of life, meaning we will now see a steady stream of prostitutes doing interviews about his particular preferences, and we'll also see a lot of time spent investigating whether state resources were used in any of these activities - he's dead in the water.
At least with our own mayor Gavin Newsom, he was already a well known "player" with sky-high approval ratings when he had an affair with his close friend's/campaign manager's wife - he immediately claimed alcohol addiction and fled into treatment, and was later re-elected. In Spitzer's case, he's married, is known as a moral crusader, she was a prostitute, and he is generally not beloved by anybody, unless you're concerned with the state legislature battles in NY, where it was just looking pretty good for the Dems until today. It's unfortunate since Spitzer was a possible national leader for the Dems, and now he's been dragged down by personal issues.