There Are More People? No Kidding..

You would think that the Party Of Faith™ wouldn’t have to deal with these lurid sex scandals anymore. Yet more people keep falling through the cracks. Randall Tobias was just the tip of the ol’ iceberg on the current episode. Jeane Palfrey, the DC Madam, will be making her case clear on 20/20 this Friday:

“I’m sure as heck not going to be going to federal prison for one day, let alone, four to eight years, because I’m shy about bringing in the deputy secretary of whatever,” Palfrey told ABC News correspondent Brian Ross in an interview to be broadcast Friday on “20/20.” “I’ll bring in every last one of them in if necessary,” she said.

Perhaps we should start a pool to see how many government related individuals she’ll throw under the bus. Any takers?

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18 responses to “There Are More People? No Kidding..

  1. oddjob

    Sooner or later this is going to involve both parties.

  2. Sooner or later this is going to involve both parties.

    Yes.

    I would also hope that someone in her black book is considered newsworthy only if there’s some reason for them to be considered newsworthy. Like, I don’t really give a crap if some random congressman wanted a massage with a happy ending. I do, however, give a crap that Tobias, for instance, was “previously the Global AIDS Coordinator, responsible for overseeing the $15 billion President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and now, as Director of all U.S. Foreign Assistance, ultimately responsible for all foreign assistance including HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and family planning and other areas having to do with sex, reproduction, and women’s rights…[and] in both his past and current position, has been and is the ultimate defender and enforcer of some of the most highly controversial policies, including the so-called ‘ABC’ (abstain, be faithful, use-condoms-if-you-are-a-sex-worker-or can’t-control yourself) approach to HIV prevention, the prostitution pledge, and the anti-trafficking policies of the Bush Administration.”

    That’s newsworthy. Some random dude getting a blowjob isn’t.

  3. oddjob

    That’s newsworthy. Some random dude getting a blowjob isn’t.

    Completely agree, but we both know it won’t get played that way. The media will go for whatever gets splattered out there and the Repubs. will go on offense by tarring and feathering whatever Dem. appears even remotely vulnerable.

  4. Anonymous

    That’s newsworthy. Some random dude getting a blowjob isn’t.

    This random dude (who’s been sans girlfriend for almost a decade) would consider it so. In fact, I might even take out a full page ad in my local rag.

    (name withheld due to the abject sadness of extended non-voluntary celibacy)

  5. Can’t say I’m really worried if some Democrats are pulled into it–if the Democrats who are named are posturing moralists, then great. The fewer of them in power, the better, no matter what party.

  6. Kathy A

    Watch this report from ABC.

    “There are several thousands names, tens of thousands of phone numbers and they range from administration officials to lobbyists to advisers who are well known, people who appear on television, lawyers, and then just a lot of sort of ordinary businessmen and CEOs…the women who worked for Jean Palfrey range from university professors, legal secretaries, military officers themselves.”

  7. katecontinued

    My first reaction Space Cowboy . . . Is this a sweeps media thing? Isn’t Bill Moyers Journal vying for the same audience? Guess what wins?

    Moyers is newsworthy at long last.

    I agree totally with Melissa here, we really don’t need this 20/20 program for any reason. BTW. Isn’t that moral scold Stossal on that program?

  8. Can’t say I’m really worried if some Democrats are pulled into it—if the Democrats who are named are posturing moralists, then great. The fewer of them in power, the better, no matter what party.

    Yup. God I would love it if Lieberman is on the list.

    It was “posturing moralist” that made me think of him, not “Democrat.”

  9. Yup. God I would love it if Lieberman is on the list.

    It was “posturing moralist” that made me think of him, not “Democrat.”

    From your keyboard to the 20/20 teleprompter!

  10. Constant Comment

    Some other aspects of this Tobias scandal that intrigues me and, as yet, I haven’t seen/heard anyone else address this: He also spoke about requiring the services of “Central Americans.” Who are these women? Are they illegal? Isn’t it odd (not for the Bushies, but I mean theoretically) that someone who dealt in international relations is in the position of exploiting these women? Ok, I’ll sit down now and wait for my answer…

  11. larkohio

    This is the faith and values party. Clinton was so bad, we are so good.

    I personally could care less if you want to pay for sex, or a massage, or whatever, but don’t start your holier than thou crap, okay?

  12. Constant Comment

    and the Repubs. will go on offense by tarring and feathering whatever Dem. appears even remotely vulnerable

    Actually, the Rovian playbook calls for going after people’s strengths, so watch for that, too…

  13. Molly, NYC

    After the way the Republicans acted about Clinton’s sex life–and for that matter, everyone else’s–may every sordid, messy detail make every front page. For the next 6 months, may every local news in America be like a clip of the John Hour. May every one of our fellow Americans who voted for these scumbags based on their mean, hate-filled promises to dictate to peaceable adults what they could do in their own bedrooms, have their over-long noses rubbed in what these people are.

  14. Rachel

    This was an episode of Night Court.

    But Night Court was funnier.

  15. Molly, NYC

    This is the faith and values party.

    Speaking of whom . . .

  16. L

    I hope that Jeane Palfrey isn’t suddenly declared an enemy combatant and sent to Gitmo.

  17. What burns my *ss about this is that these are lawmakers who are keeping this behavior illegal, they participate in the behavior, then they arrest the poor women. I’m very tired of that. If they want the behavior to stop, they should arrest the johns too.

    Otherwise they should legalize and regulate and TAX it – win win win – the girls would get better working conditions (less disease and assault) the johns would not have to worry about getting caught, and We the People would get the taxes that should be paid on any goods or services.

  18. burnt toast

    Perhaps we should start a pool to see how many government related individuals she’ll throw under the bus. Any takers?

    Wellll… of the 40,000+ that were printed out and handed to ABC for the Friday night “20/20” show (they are reportedly going to name names)… lets guess that at the low-end, one tenth of one percent were relatively big fish… that would equate to 40 doors slamming on the way out of Dodge.

    Now, given that services were charged at up to $300 per hour (a rate that requires a fairly high paying job), my guess is that the estimated low-end of potential hypocrites is >very

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