April 30, 2007

The Case of the D.C. Madam Newsfilter: An attorney for Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the alleged "D.C. Madam," rejected accusations Monday that releasing a list of phone numbers used to dial Palfrey's high-end escort service amounted to blackmail. The "sexual albeit legal" practices of the "erotic fantasy service" in Washington D.C. has wags squawking over the potential names dropped in the 46 pounds of documentation released to ABC news.

On Friday, Randall L. Tobias resigned as deputy secretary of state one day after confirming to Brian Ross of ABC that he had patronized the Pamela Martin firm. Speaking yesterday on "Good Morning America," Ross said Tobias told him Tobias's number was on Palfrey's phone records because he had called "to have gals come over to the condo to give me a massage." There had been "no sex," Ross quoted Tobias as saying, and that recently he has used another service, "with Central American gals," for massages. Newsfilter? Yes. Crass sensationalism? A bit, yes. Pointless speculation and irrelevant titillation? One can hope. And we're off!

  • 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. . . . Sibley also filed notice that he intends to depose political consultant Dick Morris in a separate civil proceeding.
  • "...to have gals come over to the condo to give me a massage." Those gals were Swedish ambassadors.
  • recently he has used another service, "with Central American gals," Mmmm. Gals! You know who loved gals? Frank. Frank loved gals. Hey, who doesn't love gals? Hah?
  • Isn't that the Neil Bush Defense TM? Deny that you knew the women were hookers -- they just knocked on your hotel room door and wanted to have sex? Happens to me ev-er-y DAY.
  • aw man, how come I never get to patronize high-end escort services! it's simply unfair
  • I like gals too, you know! /snivel
  • Can we play count the Christian Right(ous)? Can we? CAN WE??? Puleeeeze?
  • I see England, I see France, I see State Secretary underpants.
  • I had a joke for the thread above this one, but mct banned jokes in that thread. So I decided to take my joke to the nearest thread -- this one. I think my joke had something to do with my wife knowing I look at monkeyfilter but that she thinks I am Capt. Renault.
  • I don't get it. Dose that mean Capt. is a high-end escort?
  • We'd have to ask bernockle's wife on that one it seems.
  • or check her for owls.
  • Yeah, sure, whe all like gallons. Gallons of milk, gallons of gasoline, gallons of... Ohhhhh, GALS.
  • It could get interesting - fairly solid rumour has it that there were many undergraduates from top Virginia universities recruited as escorts, over the course of several years. As in, it was an open secret that there was recruiting (for want of a better term) for escorts on the campuses. They'll be graduated now and graduates from those universities tend to end up in fast track positions (no pun intended).
  • Yeah, it helps to have friends in high/low places.
  • Hi-lili, hi-lili, high/low!
  • Deborah Jeane Palfrey is free to distribute thousands of pages of phone records after a federal judge lifted a restraining order on Thursday. As a result, Jeane has determined to release those records under certain conditions to qualified individuals or organizations... This could get interesting. Petes!!!!!
  • You go, girl! Let's see what's in those records.
  • Ms. Palfrey isn't going to distribute doodly. RIGHT NOW her attorney is in discussions with the representatives of the representatives of the various paper-assed hypocrites in question, making arrangements to assure discretion. I predict: Probation for Ms. Palfrey! Plus some community service.
  • Also: didn't ABC news review the phone records and declare them "too lame to publish" at one point?
  • I was under the impression that she had already released some of the phone records (prior to the restraining order), and with the order now lifted she's likely to continue releasing her list? I wouldn't be surprised to see more of it revealed.
  • ABC News reporters' calls to possible customers last month ultimately led Deputy Secretary of State Randall L. Tobias to resign after he acknowledged using Palfrey's escort service. From my link above. Obviously ABC didn't find the list too lame.
  • The AIDS Czar? Aye carumba. Next you'll be telling me that Charlie Sheen is in there!
  • I don't mean to be glib, but everyone gets so excised about these things, and nothing ever really happens. All the seems like is the DC equivalent of the Paris Jailing. Politicians are sex/power/money mad hypocrites. I can't imagine that anyone thinks anything otherwise.
  • 'D.C . Madam' reported dead in Florida Apparent suicide... they say.
  • What's verrrrry interesting is that her client list has never been released. Facing six years and she hangs herself? Pfft. Murder.
  • Yeah, they offed her.