Friday, February 18, 2005


The PADN picks up a story from the New York Times--headline: CONGRESS MEMBER WANTS ANSWERS. Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-NY wanted to find out what the White House knew about the Talon News Service reporter James Guckert. (Interesting that the press prefers to use his phony name Jeff Gannon.) It was revealed that in addition to espousing conservative viewpoints, his other transgression was his involvement with an online gay escourt service. No word on whether this job included house parties at Barney Franks', D-MA.

Considering the part gay issues play in Democrat politics I found Rep. Slaughter's choice of words somewhat interesting. Slaughter said the White House should come clean and stop stonewalling. Wonder if Slaughter knows that Stonewall refers to a ruckus at a bar called the Stonewall Inn in New York in 1969. It became one of the defining moments for the gay liberation movement. In fact there is an organization called National Stonewall Democrats. Just a guess, but it could be that this White House never was much into Stonewalling.

Sidenote: You think if Guckert was the VP for news at CNN that newspapers would touch the story? Me neither--that's stonewalling.


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