Friday, July 13, 2007

D.C Madam update

Two new names have supposedly popped up in the D.C. Madam phone records, but both have problems.

One is Jack Burkman, a GOP lobbyist and conservative pundit who once worked for Focus on the Family. This wouldn't be particularly surprising, given a reported history of propositioning young women. Thus far, though, the claim is limited to a single somewhat obscure web site -- though one that appears to have a copy of the Madam's phone log in its possession. Burkman denies it.

The other is Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the legendary Senate Democrat. His number was found by online journalist David Corn. The problem is that the number match is tenuous -- appearing only on a single brochure put out by an environmental group in 1999. One would expect a number associated with the senator to leave more footprints. Even if the number did belong to Moynihan's office, the client could have been an aide or a visitor -- or it could have been Palfrey calling up to complain about her taxes or something.

Corn goes on to provide a good rundown of the difficulties in finding unambiguous links in the phone records.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. The lengths people go to in an effort to try and defend a Democrat. "Could have been someone in his office"......could have been her calling him to complain about her taxes...." I'm just SURE it's gotta be an error.

And I KNEW it would happen as soon as a Democrat's number appeared on the list.

This is REALLY too funny!


7/13/2007 3:32 PM  
Blogger Sean Aqui said...

Oh, give me a break. I'm giving the same skepticism to the Burkman report. Neither of these examples are as unequivocal as the Vitter case.

7/13/2007 4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, you give these two a break somewhat.....but more to the Democrat on the list.

However, you have started about 4 or 5 threads now on REPUBLICAN Vitter?


7/13/2007 10:36 PM  

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