Thursday, July 12, 2007

Payback's a Bitch

An ad that ran in the Washington Post last month offered $1 million from Flynt for information about people who had an illicit affair with elected officials. Flynt said Wednesday he paid $150,000 to run the full-page advertisement.


Referring to his past court battles over indecency charges, the hardcore magazine publisher said the government "did everything it could for 15 years" to put him behind bars.

"This is payback time," he said. "And payback's a bitch."

  Raw Story

Considering how common sex scandals are in politics, that was rather short-sighted of them.

The DC Madam the government stepped on recently has started a payback of her own. She's published telephone logs on the internet. A nice family values Republican Senator has been caught. What a surprise.

And the Senator has something else to look forward to.

His wife, Wendy, told Newhouse News Service in 2000 that if her husband cheated on her, she would react less like Hillary Clinton and more like the Manassas woman who cut off her sleeping husband's penis in 1993. "I'm a lot more like Lorena Bobbitt than Hillary," Wendy Vitter said. "If he does something like that, I'm walking away with one thing, and it's not alimony, trust me. I think fear is a very good motivating factor in a marriage."


Perhaps that's why the Senator has gone missing and there's a "For Rent" sign on his Washington apartment.

His compatriots are a little more understanding.

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), approached by a group of reporters outside the lunch, offered an unexpected defense. "All of us have to look at it and say that we could be next," he said in answer to a Vitter question. "We all think that we're not vulnerable to something like that happening, but the fact is this can be a very lonely and isolating place."

They're lonely.


  1. If Vitter's out, would that make Lieberman irrelevant? Could the Dems go ahead and do things to piss off Lieberman, like defund the war and impeach Bush, without worrying about losing the Senate majority?

    I'm thinking maybe they could. I'm also thinking they won't. They're members of the Democratic wing of the Republican party.

  2. well, i agree with you on all counts. i would point out, however, that lieberman has made himSELF irrelevant in many ways. but i know what you mean. i heard on NPR this evening - not really paying close attention, so i didn't get the names - that somebody stood up on his hind legs and said some words about bush to which a republican member of the congress took offense, calling it "unparliamentary language". an actual determination had to be made by the presiding officer who determined they were strong words, but not unparliamentary.

  3. Lieberman isn't irrelevant. In fact, he may well be centrally responsible for getting us into the next war, with Iran:

  4. yes, lieberman is unfortunately more than just an empty threat. my comment about his irrelevancy had nothing to do with politics, and was therefore not really appropriate here.

    thanks for reading, and more thanks for your comments.


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