First off, I don't know how we missed this, and for that I am truly sorry. Moving on: I think we'll probably all be in agreement that it's not surprising to hear our former governor keeps his socks on during sex, or that he would be all anal about folding his pants beforehand. But other allegations by one of his ladies, made around the first anniversary of SpitzorSwallowsGate, do give us a moment's pause.
Specifically that of call girl "Annie," who Ness apparently met through hedge fund employee-cum-Madam Kristen Davis, when he was attorney general. According to "Annie," Spitz was (is?) into a little rough play. Okay, but be honest-- he strikes you as the sort to call shotgun on the sub role, not the other way around, no? We remain skeptical the steamroller didn't want to be steamrolled behind close doors, but this is what "Annie" is claiming:
"He wanted a scenario where I was supposed to say I had just been to a self-defense class. He was supposed to respond, 'Let's see if you learned anything. He would be aggressive. I would have to defend myself.
"When he arrived, he took off his jacket but kept on his shirt and tie. His demeanor was nice, but I don't remember any kissing or tenderness. He wanted to get on with the role-play. It was the first time I'd done that.
"I remember holding his wrists and him pushing back. I felt he was gauging my strength. We moved to the bed. He put his clothes neatly to the side, folding his pants. Yes, he did leave his socks on.
"I was never fully undressed. He was naked. He was perspiring a lot. He was holding me down. He pinned me to the bed. That didn't bother me. But when he grabbed my throat, that was too much. I remember trying to push myself up off the bed, which made him apply more pressure. I've never been worried about my safety, but I was really concerned.
"Finally, I pushed him away and got up. He hadn't finished. But I'd had enough. I don't think he was planning on really hurting me. He didn't ask if I was all right. He didn't appear to be mad, either. Maybe he had had so many experiences with other people that he could see I didn't know what I was doing. As he was leaving, he gave me a tip."
A lawyer for Spitzer said, "This is outrageous and defamatory." Madam Kristin, now on probation for promoting prostitution, says that she told Spitzer that some of her girls had complained hed gotten "rough and too aggressive" -- and that he refused to use a condom.
"Define 'rough and aggressive,' " Davis quotes prosecutor Spitzer as saying in her memoir (available at Manhattan Madam.com). She says he later apologized.