Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Larry and the Pharisees (what a name for a band!)

David Seaton's News Links
One of America's most amusing blood sports is the outing of pharisees. One of America's most useful citizens is Larry Flynt. DS

Flynt, Palfrey target D.C. 'hypocrisy' - The Politico
Abstract: Hustler publisher Larry Flynt, already on a hunt for Washington sex scandals, has teamed up with a powerful new ally: "D.C. Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey. It's an alignment born from coincidental interests: Flynt wants to expose Washington hypocrites, and Palfrey has a long list of people who probably qualify. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) became their first victim when a Flynt investigator linked his name and honorable title to an old telephone number on Palfrey's client list. Vitter's exposure on Tuesday should put any other conservative Republican with sexy skeletons on notice: Start practicing your mea culpa. It's déjà vu for many on Capitol Hill who lived through Flynt's first, successful 1998 sex-scandal bounty hunt, conducted at the height of the sex-driven impeachment drive against President Bill Clinton. With a promise of millions but a payout of less, Flynt managed to expose the sexual promiscuity of former House Judiciary Chairman Henry Hyde of Illinois, former impeachment prosecutor Bob Barr and -- his biggest catch of all -- the almost-Speaker Bob Livingston, another Louisianan, who confessed to adultery and resigned from Congress when he was on the brink of succeeding Speaker Newt Gingrich. (Gingrich's affair was not exposed by Flynt; that came later.) Most folks on Capitol Hill, for now, are hoping Vitter is an isolated incident. READ IT ALL

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is my favorite part of politics as practiced by the right wing nut jobs.

They can stand in front of people, with a straight face, and tell you that they have spoken 'with' God, and that God has forgiven them. It's truly unbelievable.

But what is more unbelievable, is that they got elected. What kind of constituency could possibly be conned by these guys?

Oh wait..Louisiana. Never mind.