At Last …A Sex Scandal

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Brian Ross of ABC News:

There are several thousands names, tens of thousands of phone numbers and they range from administration officials to lobbyists to advisers who are well known, people who appear on television, lawyers, and then just a lot of sort of ordinary businessmen and CEOs.

He’s talking about the names in the phone records of the "DC Madam", an escort service.  Apparently, the names include White House and Pentagon officials.

There is no reason to believe that the names won’t ensnare members of both parties, but since Republicans have controlled Washington for the time periods involved — well, it doesn’t look too good for them.

One day after Ross’s report, Bush’s Deputy Secretary of State Randall L. Tobias submitted his resignation, citing the DC Madam issue as his reason.  He claims he used the escort service, but "no sex was involved".

Heh.  Riiiiiight.

UPDATE:  ABC reports that "also on Palfrey’s list of customers who could be potential witnesses are a Bush administration economist, the head of a conservative think tank, a prominent CEO, several lobbyists and a handful of military officials."