I can't bring myself to give a shit about the sexual behavior of consenting adults, and I don't get how government even gets involved (that is, provided there is no coercion involved). If a woman is willing to take a guy's money for sex, and the guy is willing to pay for it, I just can't find a foothold to care.
But a person must be held to the standards which they demand of others, especially if those standards bring dire consequences to other people. Like the priest who keeps a tight yoke on his flock's sexual behavior yet regularly dupes the alter boys into changing his oil, a man who makes a good living and garners spectacular press off of breaking up prostitution rings yet clandestinely partakes himself needs to be brought down in the most forceful way. It isn't that his sin should not be forgiven, it's that he himself loudly and publicly defined the act as unforgivable. Spitzer is being pounded with his own hammer. (I can only wonder that his wife doesn't say "Do your own fucking press conference; I'll be at my lawyer's!")
I expect this kind of you-all-have-to-follow-the-rules-but-I-don't behavior from the legions of oily, self-righteous Republican scumbags--guys like Jimmy Swaggart and Larry Craig and Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh, hypocrites all--who love to wrap themselves in the flag and carry their Bibles. Hell, the setup and downfall is so commonplace that it's become a cliché. But here's yet another reminder that there are dirtballs of every political stripe (not that I've ever been much more inclined to trust Democrats). Either politics and power attract the ethically-handicapped, or it makes monsters of otherwise solid citizens; but whatever the cause / effect sequence, this is what we've come to expect from those who would lead us.
Thus do they get swept out with their own broom; but, unfortunately, only to make room for the next scumbag off the bus.