Friday, February 18, 2005


I can't really say anything about the Gannon/Guckert proto- scandal that hasn't been said elsewhere. Americablog is the leader in digging out information; go there. They've got the pictures. If you want a summary and links to other sources, twistedchick has been all over it. There are a couple of items, though:

  1. The Websites that Americablog dug up quote Gannon's rate as an escort at $200 per hour or $1200 for the weekend. I'm certainly not an expert on the subject, but that seems awfully low to me. Not only is he a hooker, he's a cheap hooker.

  2. I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd really like to see a list of Gannon's clients. Friendly recommendation to Gannon: stay out of dark alleys and small airplanes. Check what happened to Craig Spence in a gay prostitution scandal in the previous Bush administration.

  3. Anybody remember the Profumo affair? Basically, in 1963, Britan's Secretary of State for War John Profumo had an “affair” with a woman named Christine Keeler. Turns out she also having an “affair” with Yevgeny Ivanov, a Soviet attaché. I get the feeling that “having an affair with” is a euphamism for “was a client of”.

It'll be interesting to see where this goes, if anywhere. In the meantime, to the Fundies who support the Bush administration because of their “family values” (ie, gay bashing), remember, those rules are for you. Not for them.

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