Saturday, March 17, 2007

DC Madam can't sell phone records

To paraphrase the old blues song, she's got what it takes and she knows how to give it away.... A federal judge ordered alleged DC Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, not to sell her phone records as she had threatened to do, in order raise money for her defense fund. That's okay with the defense. Her attorney indicates they have already given a copy of her list of 15,000 clients to an unnamed news organization for free. Wise move for safety insurance I would say. It will certainly give pause to anyone thinking she should be shut up before she implicates them.

But it's unfortunate for Ms. Palfrey that the judge shut down her sales scheme. It appears they was a ready market for the list.
[Her attorney] Sibley has said there were a dozen serious bidders for the 40 pounds of phone records. The bidders ranged from "checkbook journalists to the gold standard of American journalism," Sibley said. Attorneys for people who fear their names will become public have also been after the records, he said.
I expect it would have been worth millions to the right people. But she's still likely to make some money on this down the line. There's always the book rights.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this is horrible actually. peoples private lives are their own business.

also, i organized (it took like 3 posts on two different boards) what is sure to be a lively debate between opposing camps in the whole clash of civilizations debate a roo. my good friend who's screename is "path2 felicity" but i don't know her real name or even what path2felicity means, has agreed to appear on my other good friend jenns far right hate radio show at If the initial thread discussing the possibility of this is any indication it's going to be a total waste of time.

It's this wednesday and i'm not sure what time yet.

sister path2felicity is an observant shia muslim. jenn is a lamentable right wing blogger. should be...sumpin

1:52:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL Lester. You are such a gadfly.

2:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^9:30 CST wednesday. what is a gadfly?

2:42:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

"Gadfly" is a term for people who upset the status quo by posing upsetting or novel questions, or attempts to stimulate innovation by proving an irritant.

Is that am or pm on the radio show?

3:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


^ off to a great stop, as the late rodney dangerfield used to say

wv = uarmaz

3:21:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I'll be working so I won't be able to listen but good luck.

4:14:00 PM  

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