Spin Cycle

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Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice, running for state attorney general, was asked on a radio show about the fact that ex-Gov. and ex-AG Eliot Spitzer wasn’t prosecuted for his prostitution propensity.

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“When you bring in Eliot Spitzer and the decisions that were made there, this is why people feel that there are two sets of rules: Rules for the connected, and those for the regular Joes like you and I (sic),” Rice said.

That led a Rice skeptic to ask if as D.A. she’s gone after “johns.” She has. In April, for example, 29 were arrested in Hempstead Village on charges of patronizing a prostitute. That story is here.