Gag A Prostitute, Get Real

The title of the article at The Smoking Gun is; “Feds Seek To Gag D.C. Madam.” I must admit that the title was intriguing on a number of levels. First of all, unless you are a gifted, and I mean really gifted, man the odds are you will not gag a prostitute. Second, and probably most importantly, the Feds lack testicles or anything else that represents manhood so it is unlikely they could gag anyone. Then, I realized my mind was in the wrong place. The Feds want to keep this real estate merchant from disclosing the contents of her little black book, as it were.

Seems that Deborah Palfrey, who ran a high end escort service, is threatening to disclose her client list. She was arrested and all her assets frozen so she needs some leverage. Palfrey has phone records from 13 years of business and there are supposedly some well known names associated with her business. The Feds are trying to make the case that these records contain personal information and she should not be allowed to disclose it.

Since when is anything in DC a secret? Why is it that the Feds will push to keep the names of Johns secret but will do nothing to stop rags like the New York Times when they bleed our national secrets to our enemies? Seems to me that the Feds have their priorities all wrong. Of course, it could be that some of those Federal Prosecutors are on that hooker list. Perhaps a judge or two (or three or four). I am sure there are plenty of politicians on the list. It seems that screwing people is what they do best so that should come as no surprise. I would also like to know how it is that the names of the clients are a secret when they were technically committing a crime. I see names of guys arrested for soliciting prostitution all the time.

Granted, the people who visited the flesh peddler probably want the information to remain secret but that does not mean that it should be. I believe that this woman should be allowed to disclose what ever she wants. Let the chips fall where they may. I think it is time that America saw just what they were getting for their tax dollars.



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3 Responses to “Gag A Prostitute, Get Real”

  1. Pauli says:

    OBD: Since when is anything in DC a secret? Why is it that the Feds will push to keep the names of Johns secret but will do nothing to stop rags like the New York Times when they bleed our national secrets to our enemies?

    Yeah! I say let her talk. We’ll see whether libs or cons get hit the worst. As you said “let the chips fall where they may.”

  2. Rosemary says:

    Boy, am I glad you came to that conclusion. It is about time the shoe was on the other foot. There is no court in this here US of A that in good conscience that has the right to gag this defendant. She has the same rights as everyone else to use whatever she can in her defense. What if the guy prosecuting her is a trick that she no longer will ‘make a date’ for because he is too freaky? Hmm…

  3. Ogre says:

    I thought you had to pay extra to gag the prostitute. Since it’s the feds, does that mean they’ll be paying her with taxpayer money?