Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Randall Tobias, the abstinence-only advocate, hires escort service!

From Slate, news that conservatives tend to be hypocrites. Starting to be a dog-bites-man story, isn't it?

Randall�Tobias, the abstinence-only advocate, hires escort service! - By Timothy Noah - Slate Magazine: "ABC News and the Washington Post are reporting that Deputy Secretary of State Randall Tobias resigned April 27 after confirming to ABC News that he's on Jeane Palfrey's little list. Palfrey is a D.C. madam under prosecution who's been receiving, through her attorney, phone calls from lawyers for various prominent johns begging her not to make their clients' names public. Tobias is administrator of the State Department's foreign aid programs.

Tobias' resignation was announced at 5 p.m. on a Friday, traditionally the hour for releasing bad news, because reporters are busy making weekend plans, and readers, at least in theory, pay less attention to news that comes out on a Saturday. The strategy seems to have worked in this instance, because neither ABC News nor the Post reported one highly relevant detail: Tobias is the Bush administration's leading advocate of abstinence-only programs abroad!"


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