Spitzer wins GamePolitics' biggest political hypocrite poll


GamePolitics had a pretty sweet idea this week when it polled readers on who they thought the biggest political hypocrite is when it comes to the games industry. Was it Boston's Mayor Menino, who's seeking to pass a "games as porn" bill while trying to woo developers to the city; or perhaps California's Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger who... well, look at the man's career! Nope, the winner, by a wide margin, was New York's disgraced former governor Eliot Spitzer.

Spitzer wins the poll for actions like attacking Grand Theft Auto and making sensationalist statements like, "Children can even simulate having sex with a prostitute." Meanwhile, the governor was doing more than simulating when he played the role of Client 9 to a high-priced prostitution service. It's still as delicious to write now as it was a month ago.

  • Spitzer: 45.7%
  • California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger: 21.8%
  • Boston Mayor Thomas Menino: 18.7%
  • MP Keith Vaz: 9.3%
  • Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius: 4.6%

This article was originally published on Joystiq.