Skip to comments.WEB GAL MAKES D.C. POLS SQUIRM
Posted on 05/25/2004 12:58:41 AM PDT by kattracks
May 25, 2004 -- WASHINGTON - If the war and the presidential election aren't generating enough headlines, Washington finally has the ultimate attention getter: a good, old-fashioned sex scandal. Thank Jessica Cutler.
Her Internet diary, which graphically recorded what she claims are steamy sexploits with powerful D.C. lawyers and Bush administration honchos, has exploded like a grenade in the nation's capital.
"They couldn't run me out of town. If they could I would already be gone," said Cutler, 24.
Not that they didn't try.
When staffers in the office of Mike DeWine, the conservative GOP senator from Ohio for whom she worked, were alerted to her "blog" (short for Weblog) - called the "Washingtonienne" - she was unceremoniously fired from her $25,000 job sorting mail.
But don't worry about her finances. She's entertaining offers to buy the rights to her tale - and she's also learning about fame, with top TV shows begging her to appear.
The Bush White House is notoriously straight-laced and Washington hasn't seen a juicy sex scandal since the days of Monica Lewinsky.
"I still don't get what all of this is about. If I was reading my own blog, I would feel my life was much more interesting," said Cutler yesterday.
She said her blog began earlier this spring when she sought to keep friends updated on her busy social life. These included descriptions of rich older men giving her money for sexual favors.
"None of these people were geriatric or unattractive. And the money was just a gift," said Cutler, who claims a powerful married man with a senior job in the Bush administration frequently gave her $400 after sex at a hotel.
She also says she had sex with an older, divorced lawyer from Georgetown whom she met while working as an intern in the office of Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.). The lawyer also gave her money, she said.
She hasn't identified the men she says participated in the fun and games - or offered any proof that she wasn't writing fiction.
But her last postings were awaited as eagerly as the latest political polls.
Her escapades burst into the spotlight after online columnist Wonkette linked her column to the blog, which has now been pulled down.
|"Washingtonienne" revealed by Wonkette!
Not that her claims of being coddled by D.C. sugar-daddies are far-fetched, far from it. The environment on Capitol Hill is so saturated with sexual innuendo and escapades-if you don't believe me, than just read "Inside Congress" by Ronald Kessler-that anything's possible.
However, the timing of these revelations, the overreaction on the part of the senator in question, all make this event seem like a particularly lame Jacqueline Suzanne novel.
As John Stossel would say: "Give me a break!"
katt, I was seriously considering a standalone post of my links titled "Tarts R Us," but I'll just put them here:
Hill's Sex Diarist Reveals All
Washington Post -Reliable Sources ^ | 5-23-2004 | Richard Leihy
"Washingtonienne" revealed by Wonkette!
Wonkette ^ | 05/23/04 | Wonkette
Ain't it funny how folks in the blue states look at 25K? Just pin money to them...
Thanks again, backhoe, for all of the invaluable information you provide through your hard work.
Not the one who has fashioned a fake, pseudo-identity as a Washington slut, but Wonkette.
Even if this woman is completely fabricating her allegations-and I wouldn't be surprised if she was-her story was interesting and the fact that this web journalist/cyber gossip saw fit to print it at all, speaks well of her sense of humor.
This stuffed shirt D.C. gossip columnists need someone to light a fire under their asses, if you ask me.
Here are 2 more.
-to the higher-priced spread..."
Change the gender, and you're talking about X42!
Just who is X42?
When you first mentioned that, my mind immediately flashed to a Staten Island-Manhattan express bus route.
Some help please.
Ex-President number 42... the Lovely Bill Clinton himself!
Ex-president, #42 *shudder* mr Xlinton.
Sorry, I just have a hard time soiling my keyboard by typing his name....
I think that's spelled with an "i", not an "e".
I should have been able to guess that one myself.
A funny thing happens whenever I type his name out on my keyboard. The thing starts to boil and fizzle. Then flames dart out from my monitor and a weird, bluish haze begins to emit from my telephone cord.
I wonder if Bill's ever watched "Poltergeist"?
My keyboard doesn't react as spectacularly. It just feels like there may be some *shudder again* strange DNA on it. Totally repulsive. ;oP
I happen to be a Gen. Eccccher, and that image even disgusts me.
Whatever happened to elegant cads like the characters portrayed in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels?"
When she writes her book, maybe she shoudl dedicate it to Chandra Levy
There were so many acronyms made up to define and insult the Impeached, Disgraced Former Occupant of the People's House that it's hard to keep up with them all.
I got a lot of favorable response in my home town to "Little Big Fraud," but it never took hold widely.
Likewise, another FR member coined "Hillarrhea!" for B-98 ( Broomrider, or B!tch in the Senate, number 98 ) which still gets a chuckle from me.
"Little Big Man" is definitely one of the best films made over the past thirty or so years. It's both sad and humorous simultaneously.
I also have the novel on one my bookshelves and fully intend to read it one of these days, despite being the otiose laggard that my friends have known so well lo these many years.
The Babe on Fox rightly incredulously asked "credit?"
This deserves a "Jane you ignorant slut."
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