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D.C. Madam was Killed to Protect Politicians
The Globe (Yes, I still know!) ^ | 19MAY08 | Staff

Posted on 05/11/2008 10:46:33 AM PDT by bannie

Notorious D.C. Madam Debra Palfrey, whose long list of powerful prostitution clients kept the nation's lawmakers quaking, was murdered!

That's the buzz rocking the Internet and filtering through political circles after she was found hanging by a nylon rope in a shed next to her mother's home in Tarpon Springs, Fla., earlier this month.

Just weeks before her death, Palfrey, 52, had been found guilty of running a call-girl service that catered to Washington's power brokers.

She faced four to six years in prison and was stated to be sentenced on July 24 but was appealing the vereict.

So far, police are treating Palfrey's death as a suicide--but suspicions run rampant that she was killed to prevent her from naming clients.

"This was a woman who was still appealing," wrote an Internet poster. "Why would she kill herself if she was trying to clear her name? She had big-name clients. Any one of them could have easily had her killed. It happens."

Hustler magazine pulbisher Larry Flynt, who was one of Palfrey's strongest supporters, believes she was murdered and says the medis "should be very cautious in treating this as a suicide."

Louisiana senator and father of four David Vitter has already admitted being a client of Palfrey's escort service.

Sources say she was in a position to being several other Washington bigwigs to heel.

National security expert and journalist Wayne Madsen claims Vice President Dick Cheney is among the heavy-weights on Palfrey's list.

"This case smells," a Beltway insider tells GLOBE.

"It's just too convenient. She knew she could ruin a number of D.C.'s biggest players--and they knew it too!"

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crime; dcmadam; ohmy; palfrey; prostitution
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Chillingly, Plafrey told an interviewer in March, "No, I'm not planning on committing suicide. I'm planning on going into court and defending myself vigorously--and exposing the government."

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Again...this is from the GLOBE.

"Globe accuracy" is an oxymoron.

Still...here it is.

1 posted on 05/11/2008 10:46:34 AM PDT by bannie
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To: bannie

Could Hillary be involved, like she was in the murder of Vince Foster? This time to protect her and Bill’s reputation and her waning chance at the presidency.


2 posted on 05/11/2008 10:50:15 AM PDT by FFranco
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To: bannie

I’m sure the thought had occurred to many already, Globe or no Globe.


3 posted on 05/11/2008 10:50:18 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: bannie

That’s the best thing about conspiracy theories...... You need not a single shred of evidence to have a good theory.


4 posted on 05/11/2008 10:50:58 AM PDT by kjam22 (see me play the guitar here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noHy7Cuoucc)
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To: bannie

if I remember correctly, the National Enquirer broke the Monica Lewinsky story. Everybody said ‘oh, it’s just the Enquirer,’ but it turned out to be true.


5 posted on 05/11/2008 10:51:25 AM PDT by kms61
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To: bannie

Ahh what can I say........Ever jumped on a wet tarp at the top of a hill? Once you start down the conspiracy theory road where does it end?


6 posted on 05/11/2008 10:51:48 AM PDT by badpacifist (They say your head can be a prison Then, these are just conjugal visits.)
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To: bannie

She also stated she couldn’t go back to prison. Its a shame she and the other prostitute “killed themselves” and were facing significant jail time when their Johns continue to lead privileged lives.


7 posted on 05/11/2008 10:52:59 AM PDT by driftdiver
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To: bannie

This was from a woman who runs a twelve step program helping people leave the sex industry, 11 days ago:

I was in regular contact with Jeanne Palfrey. I don’t believe it
was suicide. It’s too “coincidental” also - when Brandy
Britton “supposedly” killed herself (a woman who worked for Palfrey
as an escort), the media reported she’d also hung herself. A proper
investigation was never done (I contacted the police and they just
wrote it up as suicide). Jeanne was even quoted as saying she
would never do such a thing when they asked her about Brandy’s
death. There have been other madams also found hung - one even
supposedly in her own jail cell (which I don’t believe either). I
had warned Jeanne many times about the potential for being murdered
with the high profile road she decided upon - and she told me she
was scared and this was one of the reasons she was with her mother
in the first place. I had told her when I was having cops try and
kill me during my arrest in the 1980’s - I went to stay with my mom
because I didn’t think they would dare kill me while staying with my
mother and grandmother (who was in her 70’s at the time). Jeanne
was very pumped about a movie deal, book deal, a documentary, and
she probably was even working on her appeal. I knew something
was “weird” when I went to email her last week and found her website
had been taken down and her email closed. Knowing people wanted her
dead and knowing her personality - I don’t think she’d give anyone
the satisfaction of killing herself. Does anyone know where the
rest of her phone records are?

Heidi Fleiss disappeared from her Pahrump home a few weeks ago.
People in regular contact with her tell me they don’t know where
she’s at. It’s like she’s gone underground.

Joe Richards published a piece recently in his paper that some guy
came up to him and tried to kidnap him - but he fought the guy off.

Buffalo Jim, threatened many times by mob guys, has been found dead.

I have been told someone is offering a cash reward for where I’m
physically living by a couple of people in the town I’m in now (I
felt too unsafe in Vegas and moved out a few months ago).

Something really strange is going on.


8 posted on 05/11/2008 10:53:07 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: bannie

(National security expert and journalist Wayne Madsen claims Vice President Dick Cheney is among the heavy-weights on Palfrey’s list.)

I can’t believe the papers can get away with such smears without having to present a shred of evidence. Can’t Cheney sew them?


9 posted on 05/11/2008 10:53:32 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: kms61
IIRC, Drudge broke Monica, but most of the major outlets had it. They were just going to spike it to protect the Clintons.

The Enquirer broke the story about Belushi. The press was letting it pass as an OD, but Belushi was nearly comatose, and a girlfiend gave him a speedball. Of course, Belushi was going to die from an OD at some point, anyway, kind of like Morrison, Joplin, Hendrix, Farley and River Phoenix.

10 posted on 05/11/2008 10:55:12 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: kms61

I thought Drudge broke that story?


11 posted on 05/11/2008 10:55:43 AM PDT by driftdiver
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To: bannie
Hustler magazine pulbisher Larry Flynt, who was one of Palfrey's strongest supporters, believes she was murdered and says the medis "should be very cautious in treating this as a suicide." ...

National security expert and journalist Wayne Madsen claims Vice President Dick Cheney is among the heavy-weights on Palfrey's list.

So we have, as champions of this theory, Larry Flynt and a liberal engaging in every liberal's wet dream - finally getting these people.

I do not know for a fact that the woman wasn't murdered, but I don't find this convincing yet.

12 posted on 05/11/2008 10:55:50 AM PDT by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: winner3000
Can’t Cheney sew them?

No. Not until Cheney gets a Singer machine.

13 posted on 05/11/2008 10:56:47 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: bannie
There are rumors about high level politicos and big shot television reporters being 'regulars.' Copies of Palfrey's detailed phone logs have been recopied and put into safe keeping. Some copies are in the possession of reporters who were not customers. There will be many humiliated power players and red faces in D.C.

This may be a full Foster redux in a real trailer park, no less.

14 posted on 05/11/2008 10:56:55 AM PDT by ex-Texan (Matthew 7: 1 - 6)
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To: bannie

Dick Cheney....LOL; with his heart condition, I’m sure he’s running around looking for Madams to obtain services.

Wonder if she supplies the Viagra.


15 posted on 05/11/2008 10:57:11 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert (Michael Steele for VP)
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To: bannie

I have friends who know people in the relevant police department. From what I hear, the local cops have no doubt whatsoever that it was suicide.


16 posted on 05/11/2008 10:58:09 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. - A. Lincoln)
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To: bannie
FWIW, most female suicides I've seen are not successful, and are usually either by pills or wrist-slashing. I don't think I've ever been on a female suicide call where she shot herself or hung herself. Women tend to not want to mess up their bodies, although I do know of a couple that jumped from heights.

Men tend to shoot themselves, jump, or go for a big wreck. Quite a few wrecks are actually suicides. Some guys also go for suicide by cop, where they put the police in a situation where they have no choice but to shoot.

17 posted on 05/11/2008 10:59:08 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: winner3000

Is he a seamstster?


18 posted on 05/11/2008 10:59:11 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert (Michael Steele for VP)
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To: Sherman Logan

“I have friends who know people in the relevant police department. From what I hear, the local cops have no doubt whatsoever that it was suicide.”

I live a short way from Tarpon Springs. The local news supports that they think its suicide.

That said; is there any doubt these people could make it look like suicide if they really wanted to.


19 posted on 05/11/2008 11:00:09 AM PDT by driftdiver
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To: winner3000

I hope he can sue Madsen.

The tabloids have worked out their defense: They always say, “Sources say,” “experts say,” “insiders say” or, lately, “Internet bloggers say.”

They’ve learned their lessons.

I do hope, however, that the likes of Madsen can be sued.


20 posted on 05/11/2008 11:00:40 AM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.; & Barry/Barack has two faces.)
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To: newfreep

He could also so or sow them. (with the right variation of sow, of course).


21 posted on 05/11/2008 11:00:49 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: bannie

Why didn’t she just do the expose and be done with it? Why did she wait? Did she not know what could have happened???? Amazing that anyone would believe that SHE would take her own life. Now all the creeps that visited her are home free ... UNLESS she was smart enough to give that list to someone else. Ya never know. This could get very interesting.


22 posted on 05/11/2008 11:03:32 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: winner3000
I can’t believe the papers can get away with such smears without having to present a shred of evidence. Can’t Cheney sew them?

Needlepoint or crocheting?

23 posted on 05/11/2008 11:03:37 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: F15Eagle

But can he make a silk purse from a sow’s ear??


24 posted on 05/11/2008 11:03:38 AM PDT by EggsAckley
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To: Richard Kimball

Did’nt she move in w/her mom and thats where she living at...her mom’s house? I question her ‘suicide’ when her (elderly...if she was 52 mom is around 70ish) mom could be the one to find her. Just my thoughts...and I am not a ‘tinfoiler.’


25 posted on 05/11/2008 11:04:16 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (I could never 'Keep Sweet' I am a bitter Pennsylvanian)
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To: Richard Kimball

Also...would she leave her body for her own mother to find?

(I don’t know...I’m askin’.)


26 posted on 05/11/2008 11:04:18 AM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.; & Barry/Barack has two faces.)
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To: MrEdd

—this may have something to do with the disappearance of Heidi Fleiss—

-—http://www.lvrj.com/news/18572449.html


27 posted on 05/11/2008 11:05:04 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: bannie

It seems strange that she would commit suicide.

First of all women do not usually hang themselves. To have TWO women associated with this call girl ring hang themselves is more than strange.

I am wondering if the first murder/suicide wasn’t a warning to Palfrey to keep her mouth shut.

It wouldn’t be the first time a woman involved with a politician in D.C. gets killed.

I hope she left lots of copies of her black book around. Even if she did people might be too afraid to speak out.


28 posted on 05/11/2008 11:08:47 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: EggsAckley

He could soooo sew from a sow’s ear; so to speak.


29 posted on 05/11/2008 11:09:07 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom; bannie

I have NO inside knowledge of the case. I’m just saying it’s an unusual suicide for a woman, in my experience. Getting hung seriously sucks. I’ve seen a couple of hung people. To me, her normal MO for a suicide would be to go get a hotel room, get a massive supply of pills, and OD, leaving the note on the bedside. Of course, suicide usually isn’t a rational act, so anything’s possible.


30 posted on 05/11/2008 11:09:39 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: MrEdd
WOW.

Maybe this is one of the times that a tabloid is partially correct.

The thing about tabloids is...since they don't have ANY scruples, they can print stuff before it's been proven. This gives them a jump on the few stories that turn out to be true. The other stories just remain “gossip,” but the “news” is out there first (although not always fully accurate!!!)

31 posted on 05/11/2008 11:15:08 AM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.; & Barry/Barack has two faces.)
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To: DLfromthedesert
"Is he a seamstster?"

Well...he was the president of Halli-button.

32 posted on 05/11/2008 11:18:03 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: bannie

Very plausible. I hope it’s very, very thoroughly investigated. It really doesn’t make sense that she’d commit suicide at this point. The appeal process would likely have kept her out of prison for at least another two years. And I can’t imagine her having any money problems during that time, given the number of wealthy people with plenty of incentive to funnel money to her to keep their names out of it (and others to cause their enemies names to be brought into it).


33 posted on 05/11/2008 11:18:13 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: driftdiver

Women always go into a toolshed to hang themselves.


34 posted on 05/11/2008 11:22:00 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (I reserve the right to misinterpret the comments of any and all pesters)
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To: kms61

The NE also broke important stories related to Hillary Clinton and Jesse Jackson a few years back. Stories that then ran the next day in outlets like the NY Times and Washington Post as “the National Enquirer reported yesterday that . . . “. The NE has a certain advantage over “legitimate” media outlets in that it’s perfectly willing to shell out cash for information. The slimy associates of slimy public figures see no reason to yammer to a “legitimate” media outlet for free when they can get paid to yammer to the NE.


35 posted on 05/11/2008 11:22:35 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: kjam22

Heck of a lot of circumstantial evidence in this case, however.


36 posted on 05/11/2008 11:23:12 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: kjam22
That’s the best thing about conspiracy theories...... You need not a single shred of evidence to have a good theory.

The very fact that there ISN'T ONE SHRED of evidence is IN AND OF ITSELF very chilling evidence of a conspiracy......

37 posted on 05/11/2008 11:23:39 AM PDT by Castlebar
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To: driftdiver

Amen. And why is that? When both people committed a crime. It’s not like the prostitute has sex by herself! It’s Bullshi*! Why is it when sex is so freely given does a man seek out a woman and pay for it. Secrecy! More than likely there is betrayal going on against a wife or girlfriend. The idea that this prostitute was killed clearly could have been a possibility because of the Washington big-wigs involved and this being an election year! She should have made sure if something happened to her that the list would be published!!


38 posted on 05/11/2008 11:26:40 AM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: Richard Kimball

My thoughts are along the same lines...and I can’t fathom any adult child wanting their elderly mother to find them. Maybe more info will trickle out.


39 posted on 05/11/2008 11:27:20 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (I could never 'Keep Sweet' I am a bitter Pennsylvanian)
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To: bannie
It wouldn't be the first murder to be faked as a "suicide."

Remember Vince Foster? If you believe that he committed suicide, there's a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you.

40 posted on 05/11/2008 11:27:48 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: everyone

If the suicide notes, which are online, she left to her mother and sister (two notes) are forgeries, then maybe it wasn’t suicide.

She had a very odd, juvenile way of writing so it should be quite easy to determine if they’re authentic. She refers quite specifically to killing herself (specifically, but not in so many words).


41 posted on 05/11/2008 11:28:01 AM PDT by Technical Editor
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To: kms61

They also broke many details on the OJ murders before anyone else. When you throw money at something it can pay off.


42 posted on 05/11/2008 11:29:39 AM PDT by purpleraine
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To: badpacifist
Ahh what can I say........Ever jumped on a wet tarp at the top of a hill? Once you start down the conspiracy theory road where does it end?

Why would anyone tarp a hill? Just what are they trying to cover up? Sounds suspicious to me.

43 posted on 05/11/2008 11:32:55 AM PDT by upsdriver (My kingdom for an acceptable presidential candidate!!)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

The Post, Times, etc., also have a vested interest in protecting specific candidates. The Enquirer, primarily working in celebrity world, has no such problems. They’ll hammer whoever. Since losing a massive lawsuit a few years ago, they’re very careful about accuracy. This story, however, broke in the Globe, a periodical with far less of a record for accuracy.


44 posted on 05/11/2008 11:33:27 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: bannie

I thought that the ‘tell’ was when the Sheriff declared it ‘a suicide’ while the investigation was in progress.

Usually the remarks are “Until the investigation is complete, I can neither confirm nor deny”.

The only guaranteed suicide I know of, is one where there is a witness.


45 posted on 05/11/2008 11:33:57 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (I reserve the right to misinterpret the comments of any and all pesters)
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To: winner3000
Can’t Cheney sew them?

I think he should "stitch" them.

46 posted on 05/11/2008 11:34:38 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (John McCain, the Manchurian Candidate.)
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To: UCANSEE2

It’s what I do when I’m having a bad day.


47 posted on 05/11/2008 11:35:09 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what I've done here today doesn't force you to have a negative opinion of me....)
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To: purpleraine

That’s right...they showed pictures of OJ in his “ugly *ss shoes” that he claimed he’d never wear.


48 posted on 05/11/2008 11:35:25 AM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.; & Barry/Barack has two faces.)
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To: Irish Rose
"National security expert and journalist Wayne Madsen"

Madsen is a smear of dog excrement and cannot be believed on anything...... certainly not when he is trying to smear VP Cheney in such a pitiful manner.
49 posted on 05/11/2008 11:35:54 AM PDT by Enchante (Obama: My 1930s Foreign Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Social Policy!)
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To: Sue Perkick

Funny you guys are talking about it...I was just gettin’ ready to do that yesterday; but I didn’t finish. I remembered that the dishes weren’t done yet.


50 posted on 05/11/2008 11:36:39 AM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.; & Barry/Barack has two faces.)
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