While Menendez's office blames a "right-wing blog" for his troubles, CREW released an e-mail yesterday detailing Menendez's encounters with four Dominican female escorts at an island resort owned by Melgen. One of the women wrote about Menendez's pervy proclivities: "That senator also likes the youngest and newest girls. ... In the beginning he seemed so serious, because he never spoke to anyone, but he is just like the others and has just about the same tastes as the doctor, very refined. I think they were taking us more often to get us checked (medically) because of him."
The women, who accused Menendez of stiffing them out of their pay, said they feared retaliation, because they "know the kind of people (we're) dealing with."
And we know how leading Democratic men on Capitol Hill are dealing with the news. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., derided the news source of the scandal for bringing up "a lot of non-issues." White House spokesman Jay Carney punted in response to a question about whether President Obama still has confidence in Menendez: "I don't have anything for you on that." And other than a stray joke from Jay Leno, the Democratic-entertainment complex has nothing to say, either.
So it's time for my fellow Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob to represent. Where you at, LASSes? The political boys club is calling the exploited women of tax-evader Melgen's Doll Palace liars and trying to sweep this pedo-tainted scandal under the rug. I guess some "binders full of women" are more equal than others.
Michelle Malkin is the author of "Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies" (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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