Kvell is Yiddish for a feeling of delight and pride. Did you see Silda at the "Press Conference" with Eliot the other day? No? Here it is. Take a look.
Well, what's not to be proud of? And Eliot apologized, didn't say what he was apologizing for and didn't resign. He's apparently spent the last couple of days telling Federal Prosecutors that he's willing to resign if they don't charge him with a felony. The Federal Prosecutors have apparently been telling him, "That's your bargaining chip? Hahahahahahahaha!"
And the important part of the story on the local CBS Affiliate was trumpeted over and over again yesterday afternoon. You know those one sentence promos for the 5 O'clock news. "Should Eliot Spitzer's wife divorce him? Find out at Five!" Oooh. It'll be like American Idol and we get to decide.
Everyone is waiting for the inevitable resignation. For two days, the news has been telling us it'll happen any time now. Will he drag Silda in front of the press again? Is she masochist enough to show up. Has she been on the phone with Jim McGreevey's ex-wife?
Since Jim's "I am a Gay-American" speech went down so well, I'd like to humbly suggest that Eliot follow suit. After all, announcing his patriotic homosexuality got Jim off the hook for all sorts of fiscal malfeasance, hiring scandals and who knows what-all else. Brilliant.
Here's the speech I propose:
"Two days ago, it was revealed that I have recently behaved in a shameful manner. I have behaved in a shameful manner on a regular basis for at least 9 years and spent Tens of Thousands of Dollars doing it. Today, I am here to announce that I am a Horny, Rich-American. In spite of the Mann Act and any number of other State and Municipal ordinances that might seem to bear on the issue, this is a private matter between my family and I. I will resign office, effective immediately and Lt. Governor Paterson will take office immediately thereafter. I will not be taking any questions, nor will I discuss the 2012 Presidential Election at this time."
I bet that'll make everyone happy. Especially Silda.