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You need not be NY Guv to be 'Client 9'

You need not be NY Guv to be 'Client 9'

'Client 9' is the codename for NY Governor Eliot Spitzer, who quit on Wednesday.

New York: Who really is 'Client 9'?

The New York Times says it's the code name for New York Governor Eliot Spitzer in court papers that link him to a prostitution ring, but now anyone can be 'Client 9' with T-shirts available online just a day after the scandal broke.

From simply 'Client 9' with a large lipstick smooch over the top to 'Just Call Me CLIENT 9', designers on websites like www.cafepress.com and www.zazzle.com are cashing in on reports that Spitzer had hired a high-priced prostitute.

"Look like a governor in this stylish CLIENT 9 design," one designer advertises on www.cafepress.com. The two online retail sites allow designers to upload their own graphics to print on products such as T-shirts and mugs.

first published:March 13, 2008, 13:32 IST