3 A.M. Is Also a Metaphor About Marriage

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A lot of people are asking why Eliot Spitzer’s wife Silda Wall stood by him at his two agonized speeches at the end of his governorship. Of course I have no idea why she did it. But I think about something my wife’s godfather once told her: "The person you want to marry is the person you want to be talking to at the kitchen table at 3 in the morning."

These days, of course, 3 a.m. has become a big political metaphor, with
Hillary’s ad saying that Obama isn’t ready for that phone call at 3 in the
morning. I like it more as a marriage metaphor. To me it captures the core of a marriage. What would find you sitting at the kitchen table at 3 a.m.? A spiritual crisis, or a long night… It’s about being soul mates. And no, it’s not about 3 a.m. sex.

You can be sure Eliot Spitzer had some 3 a.m. moments in the last week. Who knows, maybe Silda Wall was there then too.

4 Responses

  1. Goddell
    March 16, 2008, 10:04 pm

    link to nj.com

    It's 3 AM on a Friday Night Special!

    How did those damn Jews get Pedersen to bang the governor and his wife so that they could control NJ foreign policy?

  2. liberal white boy
    March 16, 2008, 11:54 pm

    It's 3:00 am and the Israeli Ambassador is calling. Who do you want answering the phone? link to homo-sapien-underground.blogspot.com

  3. neocognitism
    March 17, 2008, 12:26 am

    Silda may have her own trysts, and she might have known about the escorts already. This is 2008 in liberated Sex-in-the New York City we're talking about. Who knows, maybe she even recommended he look elsewhere for sex or companionship for some reason.

    I just think projecting their relationship into the traditional box is possibly quite inaccurate.

  4. Jim Haygood
    March 17, 2008, 9:15 am


    I find Silda hotter than "Kristen." Her downside is having been a corporate lawyer. That can do irreparable damage to a woman's head — the corporate left-brain POV carries over into private life. A political career is surely no better. Spitzer's derailment may have been a blessing in disguise for Silda. At least she's under no illusions now.

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