The First of the D.C. Madam’s Customers to Fall From Power

Talking Points Memo reports on an ABC report of the first of the “DC Madam’s” customers to be outed. “Randall Tobias, until about four o’clock this afternoon the head of the US Agency for International Development and Director of US Foreign Assistance at the State Department.”

Read Tobias’ quotes and you will probably be left with the impression that the guy is not at all bright. It is appalling, but not at all surprising, that such a slimy moron has been leading the USA government agency charged with looting the economies and interfering in the internal affairs of under developed nations.

As reported on the ABC “The Blotter” blog:

“‘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 [“Jeane Palfrey, the woman dubbed the ‘D.C. Madam,'”] told ABC News.

“Palfrey maintains she ran a sexual fantasy business that was legal and that if any of the women who were working for her had sex, they did so in violation of her rules and without her knowledge. She says there are a number of other prominent Washington, D.C. men who will be on her witness list. ‘I’ll bring every last one of them in if necessary,’ Palfrey said.”

Of all of the innumerable scandals unfolding in Wash. D. C. this one promises to be the most fun.

UPDATE:  Hypocrisy, it seems, is one thing that tends to get the attention of the largely disinterested USA electorate.

Tobias, who was patronizing prostitutes,  apparently “oversaw a controversial policy advocated by the religious right that required any US-based group receiving anti-AIDS funds to take an anti-prostitution ‘loyalty oath’”.


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