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House candidate admits former work as prostitute (Democrat in Texas)
Chron.com ^ | 2/17/06 | AP

Posted on 02/17/2006 7:14:44 PM PST by wagglebee

DALLAS — A Dallas Democrat seeking election to the Texas House of Representatives has acknowledged that he once worked as a prostitute.

Tom Malin, a salesman and actor, said he no longer works as a prostitute but conceded that his previous life could cost him the nomination in the March 7 Democratic primary.

"I've made mistakes in my life, and I've stood before my creator and I've accepted responsibility for my behavior," Malin told The Dallas Morning News for its editions today.

"I've also accepted his grace and his redemption and his love and his forgiveness," and that's what is important, he said.

Archived versions of Web sites that are now defunct advertise the services of a male escort identified as Todd Sharpe. The phone number listed with Sharpe belongs to Malin, The Morning News reported.

Malin, who once was a member of the Dallas Citizens Police Review Board, has also worked as a Mary Kay salesman and performed in Dallas-area theater productions. His candidate Web page describes him as a managing director for the marketing arm of a Dallas electricity provider.

Malin faces retired salesman Jack Borden in the Democratic primary. The winner will face incumbent Republican Dan Branch in November in a race to represent a district covering much of central Dallas.

On his candidate Web page, Malin said he is "committed to giving our families a voice in Austin, with a focus on education, the economy, and restoring a 'spirit of ethics' to our State House."

He said Thursday that he would stay in the race.

"I don't regret my past, nor do I wish to shut the door on my past," he said. "I think anyone who has made mistakes in their lives can be a viable member of community and society."

Former Dallas County Democratic chairwoman Susan Hays, a Malin supporter, said the candidate had informed her about his past.

"He's been a mess, but righted himself," she said. "He's got more honesty and energy than his Democratic opponent and Dan Branch."

The Dallas Tejano Democrats endorsed Malin on Thursday, before the group learned of Malin's prostitution. Chairman Domingo Garcia said Malin did not mention his past during candidate screening.

"Obviously we will have to reconsider our decision based on the new information," Garcia said.

Malin said he's been sober for 13 years after being addicted to alcohol. He said he grew up in an abusive household and that he was abused physically, emotionally and sexually as a child.

Malin said people care about where you're going, not where you've been.

"I know that there are people that can benefit from my experience," he said. "This is not about winning an election; this is about empowerment. There is a higher calling and a higher message involved in this."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: democrats; homosexualagenda; libboyhooker; maleprostitution; prostitution
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John sKerry is basically a gigilo and it didn't cause him any problem with the other 'Rats.
1 posted on 02/17/2006 7:14:47 PM PST by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

What's the difference between being a lady of the night and a Democrat?


2 posted on 02/17/2006 7:15:33 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys-Reagan and Bush)
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To: wagglebee
For some reason, P.J. O'Rourke's Parliament of Whores comes to mind...
3 posted on 02/17/2006 7:16:20 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: yldstrk

Woops! I goofed -- a boy of the man? or was it a toy boy?? oh lord.


4 posted on 02/17/2006 7:16:39 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys-Reagan and Bush)
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To: wagglebee

LOL no it didn't. Sadly, in MA, this guy would be praised by the rat party.

But..........this guy has high hopes if he expects to be elected in Texas!


5 posted on 02/17/2006 7:19:09 PM PST by gidget7 (Get GLSEN out of our schools!!!!!!)
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To: yldstrk
What's the difference between being a lady of the night and a Democrat?

 Democrats have lower standards!
 

6 posted on 02/17/2006 7:22:02 PM PST by Anti-MSM (Conservatives wish 9-11 never happened-liberals pretend it didn't!)
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To: wagglebee

He's a man ho'.


7 posted on 02/17/2006 7:22:14 PM PST by randog (What the....?!)
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To: yldstrk

What is the difference between ANY politician and a prostitute? There are damned few of them who haven't or won't sell out.


8 posted on 02/17/2006 7:23:27 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: wagglebee

It figures that this would be Dallas.....

How 'bout them Cowboys?


hehehehehe


9 posted on 02/17/2006 7:25:40 PM PST by Howie66 ("America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.")
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To: wagglebee

10 posted on 02/17/2006 7:29:00 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Jack Bauer: "By the time I'm finished with you you're going to wish you felt this good again".)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K; DBeers

Not sure if you want this for the H.A. list or not.


11 posted on 02/17/2006 7:29:57 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

I see the Dems have found their new "rising star" for the 08 convention.


12 posted on 02/17/2006 7:31:36 PM PST by neodad
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To: wagglebee
Malin said people care about where you're going, not where you've been.

Where you have been has a lot to do with where you are going.

13 posted on 02/17/2006 7:33:00 PM PST by Pontiac (Ignorance of the law is no excuse, ignorance of your rights can be fatal.)
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To: wagglebee

The difference between an awful lot of politicians and prostitutes are that the prostitutes tend to be far more honest. Other than that, there are a lot of similarities.

Mark


14 posted on 02/17/2006 7:33:55 PM PST by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: wagglebee

You know, lots of people make mistakes in their lives before they really get on a right track. BUT, there are sometimes lifelong consequences for that behavior - this would probably be one of those times. (And why does it annoy me more he was a Mary Kay salesguy then a gigilo?)


15 posted on 02/17/2006 7:34:48 PM PST by justche (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Damn straight, I'll cast the first stone!" - MeanWestTexan)
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To: yldstrk

"What's the difference between being a lady of the night and a Democrat?"

Well for One most have more class!


16 posted on 02/17/2006 7:36:32 PM PST by Steveone (Paradise is a World free of Liberals.)
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To: wagglebee
Hell, we Republicans in Texas have always known Democrats were prostitutes cause they all are just looking for the best price!

Only we called them "whores" to keep from giving insult to regular honest, hard working prostitutes...
17 posted on 02/17/2006 7:38:30 PM PST by Bender2 (Redid my FR Homepage just for ya'll... Now, Vote Republican and vote often!)
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To: wagglebee

The Dallas Morning News article that broke the story.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1580312/posts


18 posted on 02/17/2006 7:41:18 PM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: yldstrk
What's the difference between being a lady of the night and a Democrat?

Democrats are out to screw you over and take your money without you requesting their services.
19 posted on 02/17/2006 7:44:34 PM PST by usmcobra (I'm a Marine on currently on inactive status awaiting an eternal change of duty station)
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To: peyton randolph

Sorry, the search missed it.


20 posted on 02/17/2006 7:45:21 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K; DBeers

I don't know if you want this one or not.

Hmmm, a Democrat former male prostitute (assume he's still a homosexual, since he's a Democrat) running for orifice. I mean office.


21 posted on 02/17/2006 7:48:25 PM PST by little jeremiah
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To: wagglebee

John sKerry is basically a gigilo and it didn't cause him any problem with the other 'Rats.



Barney frank???


22 posted on 02/17/2006 7:48:56 PM PST by danamco
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To: wagglebee

This guy will NEVER get the Democrat nomination.

Not because he was a gay whore, that's plus in the Democrat Party.

He will get defeated because he invoked the name of God, his creator, in taking responsibility for his past.

-instant disqualification !


23 posted on 02/17/2006 7:49:16 PM PST by Wil H
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To: wagglebee
Sorry, the search missed it.

No biggie. Just posted the link here hoping that info from both threads could be cross-referenced.

24 posted on 02/17/2006 7:55:53 PM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: wagglebee
A Dallas Democrat seeking election to the Texas House of Representatives has acknowledged that he once worked as a prostitute.

So he's perfectly ready for life as a Dim CONgresscritter, prostituting himself to the unions.

25 posted on 02/17/2006 8:46:48 PM PST by JRios1968 (A DUmmie troll's motto: "Non cogito, ergo zot")
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To: wagglebee
"I've made mistakes in my life,

"I don't regret my past, nor do I wish to shut the door on my past," he said.

So this confused person wants to keep making 'mistakes'??

26 posted on 02/17/2006 8:50:21 PM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: AmericaUnited

That is a line that is taken almost verbatim from the "Big Book" of Alcoholics Anonymous. There is no question that he is confused, but I think you may be reading too much into that statement.


27 posted on 02/17/2006 8:53:22 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Wil H
"He will get defeated because he invoked the name of God, his creator, in taking responsibility for his past. -instant disqualification !"

BINGO!!! We've got a winner!

28 posted on 02/17/2006 8:54:12 PM PST by OldEagle (May you live long enough to hear the legends of your own adventures.)
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To: wagglebee

Several years ago in Houston a transvestite (sp?) who had served time for murder ran for something as a Democrat--and got some votes!


29 posted on 02/17/2006 8:57:39 PM PST by lonestar (Me, too--Weinie)
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To: Howie66
How 'bout them Cowboys?
ROFL!
Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other?
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30 posted on 02/17/2006 9:03:20 PM PST by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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To: Pontiac
Where you have been has a lot to do with where you are going.

LOL!!!!! I wouldn't want to be where he's been!

31 posted on 02/17/2006 9:19:02 PM PST by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: Wilhelm Tell
LOL!!!!! I wouldn't want to be where he's been!

Malin, who once was a member of the Dallas Citizens Police Review Board, has also worked as a Mary Kay salesman and performed in Dallas-area theater productions. His candidate Web page describes him as a managing director for the marketing arm of a Dallas electricity provider.

Considering he used to be a Mary Kay salesman I am willing to bet he was a prostitute on Broke Back Mountain.

32 posted on 02/17/2006 9:39:58 PM PST by Pontiac (Ignorance of the law is no excuse, ignorance of your rights can be fatal.)
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To: lonestar
Several years ago in Houston a transvestite (sp?) who had served time for murder ran for something as a Democrat--and got some votes!

There was an anglo male who had served time for murder in Galveston County, had a sex change operation, adopted the surname of his/her Hispanic lover and ran for the Chairmanship of the Harris County Democrat Party - and won the primary without a run-off!

The Party was very upset with him/her because he/she wasn't the one the Party selected to give the job to. He obviously got a lot of votes because a) folks thought he was a she and b) people thought he was Hispanic. He used the race card and the gender card liberals always exploit to perfection but this did not sit well with the Party's power brokers.

They couldn't fire him/her and they couldn't impeach him/her so the Party met in executive session and stripped the chairmanship bare of any actual power before he/she could be sworn in.

It was a shame because here, in one candidate, they had somebody who could galvanize the women's vote, the homosexual vote, the minority vote, the freak vote and the felon vote by claiming to be "one of them". In other words, he/she was the very FACE of what the Democrat Party has come to represent. And, yet, the "party of tolerance" basically shunned him/her/it and trated him/her/it like an outcast. A real shame I tell ya.

33 posted on 02/17/2006 10:34:03 PM PST by Tall_Texan (Hate means never having to say you're crazy.)
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To: wagglebee

The skills are transferrable.


34 posted on 02/17/2006 10:39:13 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: Pontiac

That was my first thought too.


35 posted on 02/17/2006 10:41:24 PM PST by Kaylee Frye
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To: Pontiac

"I don't regret my past, nor do I wish to shut the door on my past," he said.




I assume he's talking about the back door.


36 posted on 02/17/2006 10:41:31 PM PST by geopyg (Ever Vigilant, Never Fearful)
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To: wagglebee

So we have a stripper running for office in FL

And a prostitute running for office in TX

What, are you all jealous of NJ's Gay American and what to steal our looney tune title?


37 posted on 02/17/2006 10:42:37 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: yldstrk
What's the difference between being a lady of the night and a Democrat?<<<

When u go to their respective conventions...U meet a better class of people at the ladys of the night's
38 posted on 02/17/2006 11:40:53 PM PST by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: Anti-MSM; yldstrk
What's the difference between being a lady of the night and a Democrat?
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A lady of the night makes a more positive contribution to society.
39 posted on 02/18/2006 12:17:06 AM PST by Cheburashka
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To: little jeremiah
"...assume he's still a homosexual, since he's a Democrat..."

If he had given up homosexuality, he wouldn't get the democrat endorsement for his run -- and AP wouldn't strain so conspicuously to omit mention of his homosexuality in the article.

I think he's toast at this point. He can no longer get the Hispanic vote.

40 posted on 02/18/2006 1:54:01 AM PST by Bonaparte
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To: Bonaparte

LOL! Somehow I didn't get the impression that he's a real contender in this race.

Mary Kay. Shudder. Makes me really glad I'm a hermit in the mountains.


41 posted on 02/18/2006 2:02:52 AM PST by little jeremiah
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To: Tall_Texan

That's one of the funniest stories I've read in a long time. Still laughing.

Folks, read this one! Poetic justice. The ideal, perfect Dem candidate - and what do they do? What chances ruined. What a potential rising star.


42 posted on 02/18/2006 2:07:02 AM PST by little jeremiah
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To: wagglebee
...What you do there in the back of your
Pink Cadillac, Pink Cadillac...


43 posted on 02/18/2006 2:29:45 AM PST by socal_parrot (2006, the year of the parrot!!!)
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To: wagglebee
This is a disgaceful tale. The good name of AIDS infected, addicted male prostitutes everywhere is shamed by an affiliation with the repulsive, evil democrat party. I mean how low can a human being descend, as to become a democrat party candidate/activist? The ultimate in degradation. Just look at these monsters!


44 posted on 02/18/2006 10:19:33 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (No program, no ideas, no clue: The democrats!)
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To: little jeremiah

I found this story in the archives of the Houston Chronicle dated March 14, 1990:




Killer transsexual in runoff for county chair

By LORI RODRIGUEZ
Staff

After electing an associate of fringe presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche as their Harris County party chairman two years ago, Democrats Tuesday cast a majority of their votes for a mainstream investment banker with a famous name and a transsexual convicted murderer.

With 97 percent of the vote counted, Ken Bentsen Jr., a nephew of U.S. Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, was headed for a runoff against Leslie Elaine Perez, convicted under the name of Leslie Douglas Ashley in the 1961 shooting-torch slaying of Houston insurance salesman Fred Tones.

Ashley's death sentence was overturned and a second trial resulted in a 15-year sentence. After being paroled in 1971, Ashley underwent a sex-change operation.

Felons are barred from holding public office in Texas, but that prohibition is lifted after they have served their sentence.

In late but incomplete returns, Bentsen had about 42 precent of the votes, Perez 27 percent and lawyer Mike Charlton 19 percent.

Claude Jones, a LaRouche follower who shocked county Democrats two years ago with his victory, was a distant fourth with 12 percent of the vote.

Besides his most obvious political connection, Bentsen, 30, has worked in statewide and congressional campaigns since 1980. He also has been an aide to U.S. Rep. Ron Coleman, D-El Paso.

Perez is no novice to party politics. The 52-year-old real estate investor is president of the Houston chapter of the Gay and Lesbian Democrats of America and was a delegate to the state Democratic convention in 1984 and 1988.

She also is president of the Houston chapter of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACTUP).

In the equally surprising 1988 Democratic race, Jones defeated the incumbent, lawyer Larry Veselka, who barely campaigned.

Jones served as chairman until he was booted out in early 1989 by state Democratic Chairman Bob Slagle. The removal came after reports that he had campaigned against the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, Michael Dukakis.

Local party Secretary Jack Carter was temporarily handed the reins.

Bentsen said he believes the party lost momentum during the controversy over Jones and that he will work toward regaining it. Priorities include raising money for a permanent, salaried party staff and for voter registration drives.

Perez, who says she now is a different person, said the party needs to be revived after a few years of relative inactivity and disorganization caused by Jones' election. She also called for more involvement in the party by minorities.




In subsequent years, Perez again ran for the county chair as well as City Council. He/she never actually won the job but got in run-offs a few times. He/she once got into a shoving match at City Hall with another gay activist over the first Gulf War and was arrested. Sorry about getting some of the facts wrong but this was 15 years ago, it turns out.

His/her race reminded me of the two LaRouche supporters who won races in Chicago many years ago as Democrats during the Jane Byrne era. Folks were shocked that these two candidates won but it was easy to figure if you saw the squishy-lib names they ran under - Hart and Goodfellow.


45 posted on 02/18/2006 11:06:12 AM PST by Tall_Texan (Hate means never having to say you're crazy.)
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To: Tall_Texan

That one is hair raising.... shudder.

I can only live because of my absolute conviction that ultimately, justice is served.


46 posted on 02/18/2006 11:26:38 AM PST by little jeremiah
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To: wagglebee
Well, no doubt he described hisself as a rodeo rider -- bareback division.
47 posted on 02/18/2006 2:12:43 PM PST by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: little jeremiah
"Mary Kay. Shudder."

Now, now. Mr. Malin says it's more important where you're going than where you've been. Of course, he says that right after blaming his substance abuse and homosexual prostitution on his unhappy childhood.

Personally, I think it's more important where you are right now. But then, that's just me.

48 posted on 02/23/2006 12:35:59 AM PST by Bonaparte
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To: Bonaparte

ANd in what direction one is going....


49 posted on 02/23/2006 12:51:09 AM PST by little jeremiah
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To: wagglebee

Gee...
Dems running a prostitute for a legislative seat. So why is that different than any other Democrat legislator??


50 posted on 02/23/2006 1:03:14 AM PST by tcrlaf
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