Must See Tee Vee or Big Distraction?

Piggy-backing on SpinDentist’™s prior post, before we get too wrapped up in (or excited by the prospects of) the DC Madam scandal, let’™s consider a couple of angles.

My biggest concern is that it turns into a sideshow circus. There are enough transgressions that have taken place inside of the Bush regime to get too [...]

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Piggy-backing on SpinDentist’™s prior post, before we get too wrapped up in (or excited by the prospects of) the DC Madam scandal, let’™s consider a couple of angles.

My biggest concern is that it turns into a sideshow circus. There are enough transgressions that have taken place inside of the Bush regime to get too caught up in sex. That being said: it sure didn’™t take the regime long to deep-six Randy Tobias when his connection to Deborah Palfrey’™s hooker ring became clear. So what can we infer from that? Well, according to Tobias, ordering hookers from Palfrey’™s service was like ordering pizza:

On Friday, Ross broke the news that U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Randall Tobias had frequented the escort service. Ross added new details to that story tonight, recounting how he asked Tobias in a telephone interview ‘œif he knew any of the young women, their names. He said he didn’™t remember them at all. He said it was like ordering pizza.’

Think about this for a minute. If Abu Al had made some phone calls to Palfrey’™s pizza delivery outcall service, he would have been gone long ago. As it is, he can lie to congress with impunity, gin up torture justifications, and play politics with the US Attorney positions, and still hold his job – all for the lack of blowjob documentation’¦

This is what I’™m talking about when I express my concern about the whole DC Madam scandal being a big distraction.

Anyway, just from a standpoint of titillation factor (no pun intended), here’™s more from ABC on the developing scandal. This is what causes me to be hesitant about making too big of a deal over this ‘œscandal’ between consenting adults:

ROSS: There are thousands of names, tens of thousands of phone numbers, and there are people there at the Pentagon, lobbyists, others at the White House, prominent lawyers ‘” a long, long list, and as well, the women who work for the service, David, include university professors, legal secretaries, scientists, military officers’¦

I promise you that there are Democratic names involved in this also – so I’™m even more reluctant to get too stoked about indiscriminate massages and blowjobs taking down more pieces of the Bush regime. We already know that the regime is nothing but a cabal of hypocrites, liars, and charlatans. There’™s no news in that. But when the name of a Democrat finally comes out (and it will happen), the DC Madam scandal becomes an equal opportunity, non-partisan ‘œhey-everyone-does-it’ career destroyer. I know I’™m in the minority among progressives, but be afraid of this scandal, and tread lightly around it.

Oh, and 9 U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq over the past 24 hours.

See what I mean?

Sunday, April 29th, 2007 by Richard Blair |

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