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The Menendez Dilemma ("Who is more trustworthy, a Dominican prostitute or a New Jersey Democrat?")
The American Spectator ^ | February 5, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain

Posted on 02/05/2013 10:08:45 AM PST by PJ-Comix

Prostitution is both legal and widespread in the Dominican Republic, where as many as 100,000 women are part of the industry in a nation that has become a major sex-tourism hotspot of the Caribbean. So it would not be a crime for Sen. Robert Menendez to have availed himself of such services during his trips to the Dominican Republic, as has been alleged.

Menendez has strenuously denied patronizing prostitutes, however, denouncing the accusations Monday in a CNN interview as “smears that right-wing blogs have been pushing since the election.” Any claim that Menendez consorted with hookers during his D>. ominican holidays “is totally unsubstantiated,” the New Jersey Democrat said. “It’s amazing to me that anonymous, nameless, faceless individuals on a Web site can drive that type of story into the mainstream.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; democrats; democratscandals; dncmorals; dominicanrepublic; doublestandard; hypocrite; jailbait; mostethicalever; pelosicongress; prostitutes; robertmenendez; senatebrothel; senatemorals; sextourism; toetapper; typicalsenateissues; waronwomen
This is certainly a serious allegation because, while prostitution is legal in the Dominican Republic, having sex with 16-year-olds is definitely against the law. Yet Menendez insists that he never had sex with anyone at any time during his Dominican trips. “Now, nobody can find [the prostitutes],” Menendez told CNN’s Bash in their Monday interview. “No one ever met them. No one ever talked to them, but that’s where we’re at. So the bottom line is all of those smears are absolutely false and, you know, that’s the bottom line.”

Again, however, the Menendez denial is false. Matthew Boyle says he interviewed two of the women last year, and Boyle is adamant in his belief that these accusers were telling the truth. This presents a rather tricky dilemma for any journalist: Who is more trustworthy, a Dominican prostitute or a New Jersey Democrat?

That's an easy question to answer and you don't even need to include the description "New Jersey" for the type of Democrat.

1 posted on 02/05/2013 10:09:02 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

I’ll trust the Dominican prostitute. She provides a straight forward service for money.


2 posted on 02/05/2013 10:11:06 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: PJ-Comix

ANY prostitute!


3 posted on 02/05/2013 10:11:58 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: PJ-Comix

Do you know the difference between a prostitute and a politician?

There are still some things a prostitute won’t do for money.


4 posted on 02/05/2013 10:12:14 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: PJ-Comix
The Menendez Dilemma ("Who is more trustworthy, a Dominican prostitute or a New Jersey Democrat?")

The answer should be obvious to anyone with even a half an ounce of brains in their head.

5 posted on 02/05/2013 10:12:14 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: PJ-Comix

I hate trick questions........


6 posted on 02/05/2013 10:16:23 AM PST by doorgunner69
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To: PJ-Comix

The prostitute of course. Unlike the politician at least she admits what she is.


7 posted on 02/05/2013 10:16:44 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: cripplecreek

She’s Capitalist, he’s a Socialist.

I’ll go with Capitalist Female Entrepreneurs for $1000, Alex......


8 posted on 02/05/2013 10:17:39 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: GoldenPup
The answer should be obvious to anyone with even a half an ounce of brains in their head.

Well, that excludes most Obama Voters and all MSM people.....................

9 posted on 02/05/2013 10:18:57 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: PJ-Comix

I’ll take “Prostitutes are more trustworthy” for $1000, Alex


10 posted on 02/05/2013 10:23:13 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: PJ-Comix

When you get screwed from a hooker, you get exactly what you planned. When a New Jersey Democrat screws you, you never know what you get!


11 posted on 02/05/2013 10:27:22 AM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: PJ-Comix
anonymous, nameless, faceless individuals

Apparently, at least two individuals have been named, and one of them is not "faceless", having come forward in public.

12 posted on 02/05/2013 10:35:01 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Red Badger

He scrambled to pay for two flights on the Doctors plane to the tune of $58,000 after it was revealed to the public. He paid for these two years late. Why would he spend $58,000 for two flights to the dominican republic. Answer, he wouldn’t. Something smells very fishy about his story. Menendez is still in the blame the messenger stage, much like weiner, until the truth came out.


13 posted on 02/05/2013 10:35:50 AM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: PJ-Comix
Who is more trustworthy, a Dominican prostitute or a New Jersey Democrat?

Trick question? Of course any old whore off the street is more trustworthy than a democrat.

14 posted on 02/05/2013 10:37:39 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: pgkdan

We know what they are, just different price range.


15 posted on 02/05/2013 10:39:35 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Darren McCarty
When you get screwed from a hooker, you get exactly what you planned.

Although if you're not careful, you might wind up with something "extra", as well.

16 posted on 02/05/2013 10:40:37 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: PJ-Comix

The reason he waited 3 months to deny is to make sure the laundry was done. I can’t remember where but I read that the prostitutes can’t be located now the apartment they used is rented to someone else and any other evidence has been scrubbed.


18 posted on 02/05/2013 10:42:12 AM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: PJ-Comix

The prostitute, hands down.


19 posted on 02/05/2013 10:48:54 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: kevkrom
Although if you're not careful, you might wind up with something "extra", as well

AC/DC wrote a song about the something extra

Which is why I'm careful and not Bob Menendez.

20 posted on 02/05/2013 10:50:35 AM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: PJ-Comix

“Who is more trustworthy, a Dominican prostitute or a New Jersey Democrat?”

The ‘ho, hands down! Especially when she’s been stiffed! (double meaning intentional)


21 posted on 02/05/2013 10:52:53 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: PJ-Comix

BTW, I had to work around a content filter to read this article. Apparently, it flags pages with “New Jersey Democrat” in the title as offensive.


22 posted on 02/05/2013 10:56:14 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: JimRed
DOD 2200.01

b. Deter activities of DoD Service members, civilian employees, indirect hires, contract personnel, and command-sponsored dependents that would facilitate or support TIP, domestically and overseas. This includes activities such as pandering, prostitution, and patronizing a prostitute even though such activities may be legal within a host nation country, but which are in violation of chapter 47 of title 10, U.S.C. (also known as “The Uniform Code of Military Justice” (Reference (f)) and paragraph 97, part IV of Manual for Courts-Martial 2008 (Reference (g)).

Military or DOD civilians can't patronage prostitutes, but Senators can...

23 posted on 02/05/2013 10:56:39 AM PST by RBW in PA
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To: spawn44

Lance Armstrong redux...................


24 posted on 02/05/2013 10:56:49 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: PJ-Comix

At least a prostitute admits that they’re a whore.


25 posted on 02/05/2013 10:58:14 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: PJ-Comix
The Menendez Dilemma ("Who is more trustworthy, a Dominican prostitute or a New Jersey Democrat?")

Uhhh, is that a trick question?

26 posted on 02/05/2013 11:01:48 AM PST by olezip
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Unless the prostitute is under-age, according to US laws, in which case he was in violation of a federal law (for which he voted) to curb underage "sex tours" to countries like Thailand.

Mark

27 posted on 02/05/2013 11:02:26 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Red Badger
Lance Armstrong redux

Disagree -- at least Armstrong had accomplishments to lie about.

28 posted on 02/05/2013 11:07:25 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: shoff

Overheard by Dominican housekeeper during Menendez vacation
Q. “Is that Hortense?”
A. “She looks relaxed to me...”


29 posted on 02/05/2013 11:17:31 AM PST by johnsmom (I must be dreaming 'cause this can't be real)
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To: kosciusko51
Do you know the difference between a prostitute and a politician?

1. There is no law that forces you into a relationship with a prostitute.
2. You don't have to pay a prostitute for years, or even decades, because of someone elses bad decisions.
3. When a prostitute takes a large chunk of your paycheck she doesn't pretend she's investing it for you and you'll get it back to you when you retire.
4. Unless you're that dude from 'The Crying Game' a prostitute seldom pretends to be one thing when trying to get your business then turns out to be completely different once you hire her.
5. Henry Waxman wouldn't have made any money as a prostitute.

30 posted on 02/05/2013 11:22:19 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: PJ-Comix

There once was a Senator named Menendez
Who was a true liberal tax and spendnendez
But he shortchanged a hoe
After promising the dough!
In the Hoe-minican while at his benders

There once was a Senator named Menendez
On the short list for Great Pretenders
He railed against porn
And sex with a corn
But scored underage hookers with a vengeance

There once was a Senator Menendez
Who was very horny, comprendes.
The Feds grabbed his loot
And his teen prostitute
So he’s been calling public defenders

There once was a deviant named Menendez
Who flew to the DR as intended
He was pitifully hung
So made sure she was young
Not to laugh at what looked like his pudendaz


31 posted on 02/05/2013 11:23:13 AM PST by Titus-Maximus
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To: cripplecreek

Is there a difference between a New Jersey Democrat and a Dominican prostitute?

I can’t think of any.


32 posted on 02/05/2013 11:25:33 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Pan_Yan

lol.


33 posted on 02/05/2013 11:29:48 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: PJ-Comix

is this a trick question?

They both provide the same service - one only if you pay her, and the other only if you don’t pay him.


34 posted on 02/05/2013 11:45:57 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: PJ-Comix
"Who is more trustworthy, a Dominican prostitute or a New Jersey Democrat?"

Let's go with a Dominican prostitute for $50, Alex.

35 posted on 02/05/2013 12:04:05 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: Albion Wilde

Who is more trustworthy, a Dominican prostitute or a New Jersey Democrat?....

You REALLY need to ask that question? My money is on the prostitute.


36 posted on 02/05/2013 2:06:41 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: Red Badger

Right...not many of either on FR.


37 posted on 02/05/2013 4:13:36 PM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Progov
My money is on the prostitute.

Are you sure you don't want to re-phrase that?

38 posted on 02/06/2013 5:16:59 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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