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keithyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:57 PM
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Will the latest 'sex scandal' get the press to make it a top news story?
Is it true. Will she name names? We all know there are whores everywhere in Congress and the administration.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:57 PM
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1. Details ! Details !
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:58 PM
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2. What Sex Scandal?
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:00 PM
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3. I'd rather they make Chalabi a top story, we don't need a sex
scandel sidetracking the electorate from the Bushit & Co LIES
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nycmjkfan Donating Member (209 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:03 PM
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7. This Sex scandal
http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/24723.html


Washington finally has the ultimate attention getter: a good, old-fashioned sex scandal.
Thank Jessica Cutler.

Her Internet diary, which graphically recorded what she claims are steamy sexploits with powerful D.C. lawyers and Bush administration honchos, has exploded like a grenade in the nation's capital.

~Snip~

When staffers in the office of Mike DeWine, the conservative GOP senator from Ohio for whom she worked, were alerted to her "blog" (short for Weblog) - called the "Washingtonienne" - she was unceremoniously fired from her $25,000 job sorting mail.


~Snip~

She said her blog began earlier this spring when she sought to keep friends updated on her busy social life. These included descriptions of rich older men giving her money for sexual favors.

"None of these people were geriatric or unattractive. And the money was just a gift," said Cutler, who claims a powerful married man with a senior job in the Bush administration frequently gave her $400 after sex at a hotel.

She also says she had sex with an older, divorced lawyer from Georgetown whom she met while working as an intern in the office of Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.). The lawyer also gave her money, she said.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:07 PM
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11. Welcome to DU!
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:37 PM
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18. I just tried the NY Post link supplied, and it's been taken off!?
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:38 AM
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23. Hi nycmjkfan!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:00 PM
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4. Come on it's been 4 minutes! answer up here.
Who? what? Pictures of the event?
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lastknowngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:01 PM
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5. Notice how the torture scandal has lost all coverage now?
I have noticed that not a single newspaper or TV news program even mentions it unless it's obliquely with the Berg beheading. The press have obediently killed this scandal and no one is even questioning the suppression of thousands of more photos and videos as well and the banning of cameras in Iraq. What a good puppy press corpse.
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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:04 PM
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8. I'm not sure it's over
It's possible the WaPo has more photos and videos, or will get them.
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Gothmog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:02 PM
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6. In Congress this time
An aide to a GOP congressman has stated that she supplemented her income in the worlds oldest profession with some GOP politicians. She had a blog describing some of her "clients". She has been fired and her blog is no more. As sex scandals go, this is not a great one.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:04 PM
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9. Oberman just interviews a WashPost columnist about it
so...yes.
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:05 PM
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10. Paying for it is "free market" capitalism...
which is good according to Republicans, but consensual sex is nasty and bad.
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Mike Daniels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:21 AM
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25. However, the Repubs thought the "Take one for the Team" concept
was patriotic and honorable.

I guess it's o.k. to be promiscuious if you're banging a soldier but not under any other circumstances.

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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:13 PM
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12. so, the speech didn't fare very well last night?
Edited on Tue May-25-04 09:15 PM by cosmicdot
or is this a Rove attempt to limit what DUers can discuss because of the 'no sex threads' rule?

or both?

he's so win-win with his diabolical schemes

on the other hand ...

is this an attempt to sweep some conservatives out of Congress?
the hypocrisy issue front and center

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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:14 PM
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13. Here's a pic of Washingtonienne:
Edited on Tue May-25-04 09:15 PM by AP


It's from the very amusing http://ilovejennabush.blogspot.com/2004_05_01_ilovejenn...

They're trying to figure out who the six are .
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salinen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:35 PM
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14. New meaning to the word
laptop.
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:27 PM
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17. Wow, they've done some serious digging there! n/t
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kysrsoze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:07 PM
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21. Ohhhh, nice nipples. He he. That's hilarious
I hope she took photos and videos of these fucks.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 12:35 AM
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22. Christ! She's a shiksa Monica L...
vapid, whining, self-absorbed bimbo on my dime
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Baltimoreboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:16 AM
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28. She's a whore
Quite literally. She takes money for sex and seems to have no boundaries for what she takes cash for. As such, her opinion is kinda suspect. She is playing her cards for her 15 minutes. I wish the alarm had already gone off.
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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:31 AM
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31. She's the one who said she was a whore. Do you "suspect" that "opinion"?
Edited on Wed May-26-04 11:44 AM by AP
One thing about this woman is that nobody is suspecting her "opinion" -- or at least the truth of the things she said.

(When you say "opinion" I presume you mean "facts" since the only opinions I remember her reallly sharing were about a man not loving you if he doesn't get you drunk before having anal with you...and who really disagrees with that opinon?)

Everyone -- even the people she talks about -- apparently are saying it's all true.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:24 AM
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30. Shiksa?
Edited on Wed May-26-04 11:39 AM by NewJeffCT
What does that mean, if I may ask? And, she is WAY hotter than Monica L
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:55 AM
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27. Jeeze, I hope Ashcroft doesn't see this pic
His head will start spinning...

boobs boobs boobs!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Arggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:46 PM
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15. So where is Matt Drudge on this?
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:49 PM
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16. It doesn't involve Dick and Bush so it probably won't get a lot
of air time.
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:05 PM
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20. Hmm, I thought it involved several Dicks and at least one Bush
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:58 PM
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19. Scarboy on MSNBC just had Lloyd Grove and Wonkette on discussing it.
I only heard the very end, where Joe says "Dewine?!?!?".

Now he's explaining what a blog is. But gave some weird examples, most unfamiliar to me.

This is rerun later; it's the last segment in the show.

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Mike Daniels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:17 AM
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24. What scandal?
The Washington Post is limiting it's coverage of this to the gossip area of the Style section which is where it rightfully belongs.

Looking at some of the information from her blog it sounds like the apppointee is the only bigwig she is/was doing. The rest are either hired staffers, ex's or outsiders.

It doesn't deserve any major coverage and the only reason it's a story is because it took place in DC.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:42 AM
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26. Remember now,
it's only a sex scandal when those evil godless Demoncrats are doing it. Otherwise it's just a youthful indescretion.

/sarcasm

link to her blog:

http://washingtoniennearchive.blogspot.com /

God she's not much of a writer. If it weren't about sex, I wouldn't read her scribblings.
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dryan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:24 AM
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29. Something to be thankful for!
She was working for a Republican.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:47 AM
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32. If it was a Democrat, it would have been the lead on Larry King all week
Look at the coverage of Gary Condit and his intern vs Joe Scarborough and his?

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