Sunday, April 29, 2007

DC sex scandal about to go 24/7

By Libby

This story is going to get some big juice before it's over. The DC Madam won't be going to trial quietly and ex AIDS czar Randall L. Tobias won't be the only one who takes a hit on the way.
ABC is expected to air a report on Palfrey and her clients on "20/20" on May 4, during sweeps.

More revelations are in the offing. Ross said the list includes the names of some "very prominent people," as well as a number of women with "important and serious jobs" who had worked as escorts for the firm.

Pam Spaudling has more details.
"There are thousands of names, tens of thousands of phone numbers," Ross said. "And there are people there at the Pentagon, lobbyists, others at the White House, prominent lawyers - a long, long list." Ross added that the women who worked for the service, potentially as prostitutes, "include university professors, legal secretaries, scientists, military officers."
This is going to be a fun scandal. Unfortuntately, it's likely to turn into a media circus and will only distract from the real news which is getting uglier by the minute. One wonders if the feds didn't choose to bust Ms. Palfrey at just this moment for precisely that reason.

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8 Comments:

Anonymous rockync said...

What the hell, we can all use a little comic relief between the atrocities and injustices.

10:02:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I predict schlock and awe. I usually look forward to the Indy 500, but this will be the real all American event of the year.

10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous rockync said...

Lol, capt, don't you just love it when these big "powerhouses" get caught with their pants down and turn blubbering and red-faced, trying to explain to their constituents how hard they've been working on their behalf?

10:22:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Yes I do and I'm sure that by next week they'll all either find Jesus or be in rehab insisting that they just want to move forward and put the past behind them.

Nothing would please me more than to find Cheney involved in this pathetic game, but I suspect he lacks the requisite equipment.

11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous lester said...

I don't think it's right.

2:19:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Lester, I also agree that to some extent it's wrong to expose the clients but so is prosecuting the women who provided the services. And to the extent that the clients are public figures who promote nanny legislation on moral grounds, I think it's fair game to expose their hypocrisy.

Otherwise, I agree with Rocky and Fogg - it's going to be at least an entertaining spectacle. It will be far more interesting that Anna Nicole for instance.

8:28:00 AM  
Anonymous lester said...

all libertarians are conflicted abuot this. on the one hand, what consenting adults do in their private lives is no ones business. on the other hand is the prospect of dozens of lobbyists and think tankers being drained from the swamp.

12:19:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

That about covers it Lester.

1:42:00 PM  

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