Well, there goes any hope of political reform in New York State. The New York Times is reporting on the newspaper's website that Eliot Spitzer is connected to a high-class prostitution ring. By connected, one presumes they mean the New York Governor, until recently touted as a future presidential contender, was shagging the call-girls. Emperors Club, which rented out prostitutes at rates of up to $5,500 per hour, was broken up last week by federal investigators; but administration officials would not disclose whether it was that particular agency that had identified Spitzer as a client. The ethos of Emperor's Club must have resonated with the notoriously perfectionist and hard-charging Governor. The outfit's slogan: "for those accustomed to excellence."