Sunday, June 04, 2006

hookergate investigation

this via calipendence :
If cuts in New York state's Homeland Security allocation are not restored, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., is threatening to launch an investigation into rumors of orgies involving CIA officers at the Watergate Hotel.
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"[The cut] to me raises very serious questions about the judgment and the sincerity of the department and everything they do," he said. "If they can't get something like this right, how can we trust them to get anything right? So I am going to be investigating them from top to bottom, and one clear example is this whole scandal with Congressman Duke Cunningham, which has now unfolded to include orgies at the Watergate Hotel."
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Once again tying the investigation to the cut in New York state funds, King said: "They could find $21 million to give to a (limousine) company owned by a criminal which drives around pimps and prostitutes, and they cut $80 million for the city of New York."
funny. it's not exactly obvious why he would make the hookergate investigation dependent on anti-terror funding - but i'll take what we can get.

6 comments:

oldschool said...

Peter King is *such* a slimeball. Nice to see that his douchebaggery may finally be of some use.

King was the guy seen in a documentary by Nancy Pelosi's daugher (forget her first name) coming out of the White House early in the afternoon of Election Day 2004 (at which point Kerry was looking like a clear winner) with a drink in his hand, lookin' a little drunk, saying "it's all over but the counting, and we'll take care of the counting".

Dirty, rotten bastard. If he's in the mood to take on some other dirty rotten bastards - I'm cool with that.

lukery said...

thnx for that. i dont know much about him - but yep - i now remember that video.

let's hope he's a tough dirty, rotten bastard. he's gonna need it

Don said...

it's not exactly obvious why he would make the hookergate investigation dependent on anti-terror funding

If I'm reading this right, he's making the hookergate investigations contingent on not getting terror funding. (i.e. pay up or we dig up your skeletons)

What I find odd is no one's asking what King already knows that he can hold over their heads the threat to have it come out through 'investigation'. More, is there an implicit promise to hinder or bury any such investigation if NY does get its funding?

Most glaring of all, considering the incompetence and malfeasance that has already come to light (almost certainly the tip of the iceburg), why isn't a top-to-bottom investigation being done already?

lukery said...

"he's making the hookergate investigations contingent on not getting terror funding"
yes - my inartful expression again

"why isn't a top-to-bottom investigation being done already?"
indeed. i suspect the answer lies in the fact that they are all complicit in this, or other, similar shenanigans.

not least - remember the KGB/FSB element to this story.

rimone said...

exactly what y'all said; WTF does one have to do w/the other? |-(

lukery said...

rimone - they both involve morons?