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Hypocrisy Strikes Again

by Pamela Leavey

ABC’s The Blotter reports on more hypocrisy within the the Bush Administration…

Deputy Secretary of State Randall L. Tobias submitted his resignation Friday, one day after confirming to ABC News that he had been a customer of a Washington, D.C. escort service whose owner has been charged by federal prosecutors with running a prostitution operation.

Tobias, 65, director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), had previously served as the ambassador for the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief.

A State Department press release late Friday afternoon said only he was leaving for “personal reasons.”

On Thursday, Tobias told ABC News he had several times called the “Pamela Martin and Associates” escort service “to have gals come over to the condo to give me a massage.” Tobias, who is married, said there had been “no sex,” and that recently he had been using another service “with Central Americans” to provide massages.

Tobias’ private cell number was among thousands of numbers listed in the telephone records provided to ABC News by Jeane Palfrey, the woman dubbed the “D.C. Madam,” who is facing the federal charges. In an interview to be broadcast on “20/20” next Friday, Palfrey says she intends to call Tobias and a number of her other prominent D.C. clients to testify at her trial.

Deputy Secretary of State Randall L. Tobias, Bush’s so-called “AIDS czar, emphasized “faithfulness and abstinence over condom use to prevent the spread of AIDS.” Look at him now!!! A phony and fraud. Looks like one moral conservative has now been caught with his pants down. I can’t wait to see what comes next from Jeane Palfrey, who told ABC News, “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 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.

Here’s the link to the B.S. explanation of Tobias’ departure.

It’s the height of hypocrisy perpetuated by yet another BushCo Administration official. The discussion is heating up in the blogopshere. See here, here, here and here and Memeorandum, of course.

3 Responses to “Hypocrisy Strikes Again”

  1. Whew…that was a close one…what if it was a president “not having sex” with someone who was…say…20ish. I’m sure you’d be all over that story with the “hypocracy” catch phrases.

    I guess it’s only bad when a Republican does it though, because we’re supposed to know better. No one holds Democrats to any moral standard, because the thought alone of Democrat and “moral standard” is a joke.

  2. As I recall the definition of hypocrisy is saying one thing and doing another. I think that word was chosen to describe this circumstance because the term “Republican” was already taken for something else.

  3. Thanks for that reminder that we can’t be Democrats and be moral.

    I believe the dual standard is actually the other way. The GOP maintains THEY have the high standards and the Dems are constantly showing how low theirs are.

    Ok, we had a Dem president that got put under the microscope by a GOP determined to do the impeachment thing so that the country would be unwilling to go there again, like when the next GOP pres was in the WH. (Which he got into by cheating.)

    If you tally up all the Dems who have been found out in illegal or illicit affairs, not to mention other standards (election fraud, lying about intelligence reports, no bid contracts for special favors, etc. etc. etc.) and compare the numbers and severity (Like $28K versus 100’s of K),
    the Grand Old Perverts lead by way more than a mile.