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The Madame Speaks

by Pamela Leavey

The famed D.C. Madame has apparently spilled all to ABC news, after threatening to sell her list “of 10,000 to 15,000 phone numbers” which includes prominent D.C. names, Deborah Jeane Palfrey will be talking on ABC’s “20/20” on May 4.

ABC’s The Blotter gave us a taste of what’s to come the other day and the fallout was immediate, revealing the hypocrisy of Bush’s AID’s Czar and causing him to step down.

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.

Palfrey also declined to comment on either Tobias’s resignation or other names that could arise.

Think Progress reported that last night that “ABC News’ Brian Ross revealed tonight that the list of customers of an alleged Washington-based prostitution service includes White House and Pentagon officials as well as prominent attorneys.”

Ross added new details to that story tonight, recounting how he asked Tobias in a telephone interview “if 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.”

Stay tuned as this steamy D.C. sex scandal appears to be ready to unravel even more of the Bush Administration.

Talking about it in the blogosphere: Pam’s House Blend, Sadly No!, DownWithTyranny!,Cliff Schecter, The Gun Toting Liberal, and The Vanity Press.

2 Responses to “The Madame Speaks”

  1. A few impressions:

    (1) On average the human animal is actually pretty promiscuous. I don’t know why we don’t accept that and just move out of the entire “sex scandal” game. Except for the hypocrisy of the “family values crowd”.

    (2) The lady seems to denigrate some of her ex employees with the phrase “women with important and serious jobs who had worked as escorts”. I’m sure that the women were making a serious choice at that time also. For whatever reason, the choice was important to them. This becomes someone elses business how?

    (3) With 10 to 15 thousand customers the lady seems like a fairly successful business executive. If the next stop is a jail cell, we’re probably looking at a lot of wasted talent.

  2. As curious as I am as to who the recipients of these “sex” massages were, I am just as curious as to why she was offered a plea deal of operating a prostitution business… of ONLY 4 months?
    Just remember one thing… Bill Clinton redefined sex: oral fun is no longer called “having sex”… it’s just called a “massage”!
    Thanks Bill!