Silda Wall Spitzer
First Lady of New York
Silda Wall Spitzer
Silda Alice Wall Spitzer is the founder and chair of the board of Children for Children, a not-for-profit organization that fosters community involvement and social responsibility in young people. As the wife of former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, she was the First Lady of New York State from January 2007 until March 2008.
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Silda Wall Spitzer Carves Her Own Path in Politics
Wall Street Journal - 10 months
Silda Wall Spitzer, ex-wife of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, is poised to make her most significant step back into politics as a delegate for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention.
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First Nighter: Bruce Norris's Domesticated Yay, Wallace Shawn's Grasses of a Thousand Colors Nay
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
We may never know what Hilary Rodham Clinton was thinking during the 1998 Monica Lewinsky episode or how Silda Wall Spitzer was reacting five years ago when Eliot Spitzer strayed or whether Huma Abedin was severely stand-by-your-man-tested a year or so ago over Anthony Weiner's vigorous sexting. We might never know any of this, but Bruce Clybourne Park Norris has some ideas. He couches them in the wily and often funny Domesticated, at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse, where Judy Pulver (Laurie Metcalf) doesn't fight especially hard to contain her anger when it's revealed that high-ranking public office holder Bill Pulver (Jeff Goldblum) has not only visited a young hooker but that in a tussle he'd caused an accident that has the young woman hospitalized and in a coma. More...
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“The Good Wife” gears up for battle
Salon.com - over 3 years
"The Good Wife" has come a very long way since its main character Alicia Florrick appeared to be a mere stand-in for Silda Spitzer in a soapy drama about philandering politicians and their jilted wives. And yet it hasn't. And, of course, the show never really was just that, anyway. "Good Wife" creators Robert and Michelle King have openly admitted that their baby was initially inspired by headlines. And the show's writers have never abandoned that approach to unearthing material. But part of the joy of "The Good Wife" is that the show does not merely source the salacious. Often, the best episodes are culled not just from newspapers but from pop culture rags and assorted legal briefs, all pinned up as a backdrop for the show's ongoing story and reliably sexy, witty characters. This season's premiere, airing Sunday night, is a brisk, gleeful example of what "The Good Wife" does best. Continue Reading...
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Marlo Thomas: Sex Scandals: Another Double-Standard
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
Here's a little test: If you opened the newspaper tomorrow morning and read a story that revealed that Anthony Weiner was, yet again, up to his old junk-sharing adventures, would you: a) be shocked like you were the first time? b) be shocked and furious like you were the second time? c) be shocked and furious -- and then start scanning the Web for more details? Most folks would probably opt for C, even if we won't admit it. Public scandals are the stuff of human drama; and we watch because it's fascinating to see that now-classic template unfold: First there's the bust, then the denial, then the confession, then the begging for forgiveness and, finally, the promise of rehabilitation. It's a movie we've seen several times. But we women watch with a greater empathetic scrutiny, focusing on the female body count left in the scandal's wake -- whether it's the political aide who publicly busts her boss for harassing her, then becomes a media target herself (see: Hill, A ...
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Silda Spitzer Is Reportedly Sitting Out Eliot's Campaign Because She Wants a Divorce
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Silda Spitzer is planning to divorce husband Eliot after his campaign wraps up, reports the New York Post after speaking with anonymous sources close to the couple.
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Terry Curtis Fox: Bad and Good Questions About Weiner, Spitzer, and Sex
Huffington Post - over 3 years
1: Sex addles the brain. No, not of politicians. Of political commentators and reporters. When writing about Weiner and Spitzer, pundits and reporters are asking all the wrong questions and none of the right ones. 2: Two lists -- FDR, Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Bill Clinton Nixon, Ford, Carter, Bush II, Obama The first, of course, are presidents whose infidelity is a matter of record. The second is a list of those whom we presume to have been faithful to their spouses. Now, which list looks better to you? The fact of the matter is that sexual judgment has nothing to do with the judgment they showed as president. None. Zip. Zero. In this politicians are no different from artists, business people, scientists, and everyone else on earth. 3: I don't know the rules of your marriage, and you don't know the rules of mine. Marriage is the quintessence of what we mean by private affairs. They are not public. Why do Huma Abedin and Silda Wall Spitzer tolerate their hu ...
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Pick Your Favorite Wronged Political Wife: Huma or Silda?
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Silda Wall Spitzer is not standing by her husband Eliot's side while he campaigns for New York City comptroller, according to Tuesday's New York Times. She's "deeply conflicted" and "all but invisible" in his campaign, unlike another wronged New York political wife, Huma Abedin. Both women have been thrust into the spotlight again as their once-cheating husbands campaign for office, but Abedin's the one glowing in New York Magazine profiles. What's she doing right that Wall Spitzer is not?
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'The Good Wife' recap: Déjà vu all over again
LATimes - almost 5 years
Alicia finds herself back in an all too familiar place in the closing moments of the latest “The Good Wife,” appearing with Peter as he formally declares his bid to become governor. The image of the faithful spouse standing by her man has become a recurring motif in this series, with each recurrence indicating the latest step in Alicia’s personal development. Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we?  There was, of course, the iconic moment from the series pilot when Alicia stood, dazed and silent, at Peter’s press conference. And she was there—if rather distracted by her feelings for Will—once again when Peter announced his unlikely campaign to win back the office of state’s attorney. It wasn’t until the end of last season, after discovering Peter’s dalliance with Kalinda, that Alicia finally left her husband to face the public on his own. But this time Alicia's there to endorse Peter’s gubernatorial campaign, and behind the scenes she’s frantically trying to buy back the ho ...
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La mejor buena esposa - La Vanguardia
Google News - over 5 years
Y así me enfrenté al personaje de Alicia Florrick –remedo de Silda Spitzer— soportando el chaparrón con cara de Virgen Dolorosa mientras el jeta de su marido entona un mea culpa de dudosa sinceridad ante las cámaras. Apenas dos minutos después,
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BlackBerry Mom: Show reflects a mom's reality - Times Herald-Record
Google News - over 5 years
When I heard about the scorned housewife — Silda Spitzer-style — going back to work with two teenagers at home, I was really in. I couldn't wait to see a fellow mom who had been home full time put on a suit and step back into a world she left behind
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"The Good Wife", la série plus que jamais d'actualité - Les Échos
Google News - over 5 years
Tout est fait dans la série pour comparer l'histoire à celles d'Hillary Clinton et de Silda Spitzer (femme du gouverneur de l'Etat de New York, forcée de reprendre le travail après l'implication de son époux dans une affaire de prostitution en 2008)
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Wendi Deng Murdoch, out from behind the scenes - CNN International
Google News - over 5 years
Most of the time, especially if the crimes are to do with infidelity, we feel pity when the poor wife gets trotted out, as in the case of Silda Spitzer. In other cases (see also: Ruth Madoff) we feel scorn. This time around, when Deng spontaneously
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The Fierce Wives Club - Business Standard
Google News - over 5 years
... have proven their loyalty not by acts of physical courage but by their simple act of standing by their man in the face of accusations of sexual impropriety like Hillary Clinton, Ann Sinclair, Danielle Mitterand, Silda Spitzer and Suzanne Craig
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The smart wife - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Think back to a recent example of the loyal, downtrodden wife - Silda Spitzer, who stood next to her husband, Eliot, then New York governor, in 2008 as he recounted his dalliances with prostitutes. She was dignified, but looked drawn and troubled
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No More Mrs. Good Wife - Daily Beast
Google News - over 5 years
We saw it in Silda Spitzer, in her red, white, and blue kerchief—American flag as the backdrop—the dark circles under her eyes giving it all away. And we saw it, back in 2003, in Maria Shriver, who defended her now-disgraced husband,
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Dressed for Distress - Newsweek
Google News - over 5 years
Silda Spitzer, married to former New York attorney general–turned–Client No. 9 Eliot Spitzer, wore a vaguely patriotic neckerchief when he resigned—as if she were holding her emotions together for the sake of the Union. Dina McGreevey, wife of former
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El escándalo Weiner desbarata la conveniencia del «perdón a toda costa» de las ... - ABC.es
Google News - over 5 years
Por ejemplo, los norteamericanos reaccionaron mal cuando Silda Spitzer, esposa del ex gobernador de Nueva York Eliot Spitzer, se mantuvo firme a su lado en la rueda de prensa en la que éste anunció su dimisión, tras conocerse que había hecho uso de
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Huma Abedin joins the 'wives of wandering-eye politicans' club - Washington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Anthony Weiner, joins the likes of Hillary Clinton, Maria Shriver and Silda Spitzer as the latest to watch her husband go through a highly public scandal. By Selena Rezvani, Never has the life of a politician's wife been less glamorous. ... -
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Silda Wall Spitzer
    FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 50
    On March 10, 2008, it was reported that Gov. Spitzer had been caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a high-priced prostitute on February 13, 2008, at a Washington, D.C., hotel.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 49
    As the wife of former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, she was the First Lady of New York State from January 2007 until March 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Wall grew up in Concord, North Carolina. Her father, Robert, was a hospital administrator, and her mother, Trilby, was a homemaker. She was raised as a Southern Baptist. Wall graduated in 1980 with a B.A., summa cum laude, from Meredith College.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1996
    Age 38
    In 1996, she co-founded Children for Children, a not-for-profit organization promoting community involvement and civic engagement in youths.
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  • 1995
    Age 37
    She served on the NY Blue Ribbon Commission on Youth Leadership as well as the board of the Children's Museum of Manhattan from 1995 until January 1999, where she was a member of its executive committee and chaired its program committee.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 29
    She married Eliot Spitzer on October 17, 1987 and together they have three daughters.
    More Details Hide Details Spitzer stated that when her husband decided to pursue his political career, she turned her focus more towards the raising of their children, which also allowed her to focus on her work with non-profit organizations.
  • 1984
    Age 26
    She received a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1984.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Born on December 30, 1957.
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