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Monday, April 30

Dirty little secrets? Oh my.

Randall L. Tobias resigned as deputy secretary of state Friday after confirming he was on the list of patrons of the Pamela Martin firm, an 'escort" service. He claimed that it was only for "massages." Of course it was. We always call 'escort services' for a 'massage' at $300/hr.

Interestingly Randall Tobias defended the official US policy, urged by the so called religious-right, that any US-based group receiving anti-AIDS funds to take an anti-prostitution “loyalty oath.” uh oh. And here's the clincher- Tobias said in an "Ask the Whitehouse" online chat in 2004 where he commented on the policy that he was overseeing several “highly successful” relationship programs “aimed at men and boys to help them develop healthy relationships with women.” I wonder what Mrs Tobias has to say about all this? If he was behaving himself, there would have been no reason for him to resign, now would there be?

Brian Ross of ABC News will go over some of the prominent men and women on the list on 20/20 this week. Ross said,
“There are thousands of names, tens of thousands of phone numbers. And there are people there at the Pentagon, lobbyists, others at the White House, prominent lawyers — a long, long list.” Ross added that the women who worked for the service, potentially as prostitutes, “include university professors, legal secretaries, scientists, military officers.”
I don't think that everyone on the list ought to be outed even if they are prominent. Why drag the women into it unless they promote 'abstinence only' legislation and faith based funding of AIDS groups. Same for the men. It's none of my business otherwise. My job is to out hypocrites.

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