Sunday, April 29, 2007

Shock 'n' Ahhh

In the lighter entertainment side of political douchebag comings and goings, I think many of us have been waiting for some names to drop in the D.C. Madam case. Not really for the basic prurient gossip content of it so much, but rather to see just how many sanctimonious sex-obsessed hypocrites -- from any party, though obviously they tend to coagulate in Hezbullah the GOP -- get hoist on their own petard.

Palfrey's flamboyant attorney, Montgomery Blair Sibley, said Friday that he has been contacted by five lawyers recently, asking whether their clients' names are on Palfrey's list of 10,000 to 15,000 phone numbers. Some, Sibley said, have inquired about whether accommodations could be made to keep their identities private. 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.

The disclosures have been made sparely and artfully. Two weeks ago, in court documents about calling former clients to testify on her behalf, Palfrey named Harlan K. Ullman, an academic whose main claim to fame was a scholarly paper he wrote more than a decade ago on the military strategy known as "shock and awe." Responded Ullman: "It doesn't deserve the dignity of a response."

Sibley also filed notice that he intends to depose political consultant Dick Morris in a separate civil proceeding. Morris would not comment.

Well, how could he? He had something in his mouth, whether it was some woman's toes or the administration's figurative wang. Not that it matters; bringing down a hump like Dick Morris would be like trying to bring down Geraldo Rivera -- they've already beaten you to it, pally.

It's just fun to be reminded once in a while that, as self-righteous as these people pretend to be while they're picking our pockets, they're every bit as warped as they lecture us heathens for being. They just pay a lot more for it than most people. Three hundred bucks for a "massage", there better be a very happy ending.

In the meantime, a lot of very important sphincters are going to be clenched for the next week or so, pending the release of more names. Fun stuff.

1 comment:

Grace Nearing said...

Not really for the basic prurient gossip content of it so much, but rather to see just how many sanctimonious sex-obsessed hypocrites ... get hoist on their own petard.

Wendy Williams once said that nobody should get slammed too hard for just sex. Then again, she didn't live long enough to see the rightwing's sanct-o-meter explode from the volatile mix of lust and hypocrisy.