In the future 15 people will have something to say about Elliot Spitzer.
For right now, everybody from gleeful republicans to glum democrats [mind you there are lots of colors outside that narrow spectrum] has at least 15 things to say. There will be weeks of police procedural type coverage and titillation. The guy did wrong. Behind all the details, which in hindsight might merely look stupid in the case of a man who knows the system as well as Spitzer, there really is a deeper flaw and I think Lindsay drew our attention to it first.
The worst in my view is that the whole affair reinforces a uniquely American political schizophrenia about "values". Via this outcome of a prompt resignation with no explanation, we demonstrate clearly the political force of the perception that mere personal consensual sexual behavior is, to Americans, a worse lapse than conspiring via multiple elaborate lies to take a nation into a disastrous war and to destroy economies and careers if they get in the way.
This electorate is as ready and fit to elect prudes and fundamentalist demagogues as the Iranians are.