Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Godfather IV: How Gov. Spitzer Caved

Hillary: My credit good enough to buy you out?

Eliot: Buy me out?

Hillary: The driver's licenses. The Clinton family wants to buy you out.

Eliot: The Clinton family wants to buy me out? No, I buy you out, you don't buy me out.

Hillary: Your proposal loses votes. Maybe we can do better.

Eliot: You think I'm skimmin' off the top, Hillary?

Hillary: You're unlucky.

Eliot: You goddamn Arkansans really make me laugh. I do you a favor and take Bill in when you're having a bad time, and now you're gonna try and push me out!

Hillary: Wait a minute. You took Bill in because the Clinton family bankrolled your campaign because the Kennedy family on the coast guaranteed his safety. Now, we're talking business, let's talk business.

Eliot: Yeah, let's talk business, Hillary. First of all, you're all done. The Clinton family don't even have that kind of muscle anymore. The Godfather's sick, right? You're getting chased out of New York by Obama and the other families. What do you think is going on here? You think you can come to my state and take over? I talked to Obama. I can make a deal with him, and still keep my driver's licenses!

Hillary: Is that why you slapped my husband around in public?

Bill: Aw, now that, that was nothin' Hillary. Eliot didn't mean nothin' by that. Yeah, sure he flies off the handle every once in a while, but me and him, we're good friends, right Eliot?

Eliot: I got a business to run. I gotta kick asses sometimes to make it run right. We had a little argument, Billy and me, so I had to straighten him out.

Hillary: You straightened my husband out?

Eliot: He was banging cocktail waitresses two at a time! Players couldn't get a drink at the table! What's the matter with you?

Hillary: I leave for New York tomorrow, think about a price.

Eliot: Son of a bitch! Do you know who I am? I'm Eliot Spitzer! I made my bones when you were going out with quarterbacks!

Bill: Wait a minute, Eliot, Eliot. I got an idea. Jimmy, you're the Consiglieri and you can talk to the Don. You can explain.

Jimmy Carter: Just a minute, now. The Don is semi-retired and Hillary is in charge of the Family business now. If you have anything to say, say it to Hillary.

(Eliot exits)

Bill: Hillary you do not come to Las Vegas and talk to a man like Eliot Spitzer like that before the debate tomorrow!

Hillary: Bill, you're my husband, and I love you. But don't ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever.