Skip to comments.D.C. twits learn tricks of trade up
Posted on 05/02/2007 9:07:26 AM PDT by raccoonradio
First, a prediction about the impending release of the D.C. madams client list:
Barney Frank will not be implicated in this sex scandal.
But when will these fools in Washington ever learn? They think theyre so damn smart, but they gave their cell phone numbers to a madam - a convicted pimp, no less, whose boyfriend once had a restraining order out on her.
Two words, smart guys: trade up. Never do, or say, anything incriminating to anyone who can trade you up to the prosecutors if or when, and its always when, they get lugged.
Dont they teach such basic life lessons in the schools anymore? By the 10th grade, every youth should know never to say anything to anybody that he or she wouldnt mind reading in transcript form on the front page of the newspaper.
But these Beltway boobs couldnt be bothered with simple precautions, and now theyre busted. A convicted pimp has their cell phone numbers, and guess what. Shes trying to trade up.
Imagine how many names and cell phone numbers ABC News must have if they can hold off, in the middle of ratings sweeps, for days, until a Friday night, when hardly anyone is watching TV. Must be a lot of Democrats among the johns.
If only they had heeded the immortal words of former West End boss Martin Lomasney: Never write when you can speak. Never speak when you can nod. Never nod when you can wink.
And never, ever give a pimp your cell phone number. And nowadays when somebody mentions looking for love in all the wrong places, that includes the Internet. Just as that nice hit man you hire to kill your spouse invariably turns out to be an undercover state cop, that 13-year-old in the chatroom is likewise a member of the local constabulary. Talk about shooting fish in a barrel, even Miss America is getting into the Internet act.
When he was mayor of Cincinnati, Jerry Springer wrote a check to a prostitute. That was mistake No. 1. Mistake No. 2 was, the check bounced. In Springers case, it turned out to be a great career move. But most guys ensnared in scandals like this end up moving back home with their parents.
Every day its a new scandal. Last week it was the coach of the female BC hockey team. His career was ended by X-rated text messages from his top player. Then there was the married Pepsi executive, fired from his $6 million job after a woman he was going after on the Internet suddenly decided she needed some cash. That was in the paper yesterday, along with a TV babe who got caught sending photos of herself in a bikini to a married cameraman.
Guess what - the lensman and his spouse had a joint e-mail account. How quaint is that!
Unlike Vegas, what happens on the Internet does not stay on the Internet. Lovin here, livin there, lyin in between - its never been easy, but it seems like your average hack used to take more precautions.
The rule at the State House was very simple. Your girlfriend never worked for you. She worked for the chairman of another legislative committee, and in return, you employed his girlfriend. The same rules, in other words, that clerk-magistrates use in hiring one anothers offspring.
If youre in TV, never let the girlfriend stand behind you in a liveshot.
Whatever line of work youre in, dont mentor anyone of the opposite sex. On second thought, dont mentor anyone, period.
Heres how that was explained to me many years ago by a pol at City Hall: If they see you twice with a woman, youre bleeping her. If they see you twice with a guy, youre gay. If they see you twice with a drink, youre a drunk.
And if all else fails, theres always saltpeter.
Howie column ping
Dam.......it’s gettin so a guy can’t have any fun any more without being on someone elses list.
Never give a man a club, if there is any chance he might use it on you...........
I wonder if any of these guys ever heard the old proverb,”A smart fox doesn’t eat his chickens too close to home”?
!!!! One of the funniest Monty Python sketches of all time!
I disagree with a lot of this column... and I think everyone here should too. He explains over and over that you should never do anything wrong if you might get caught.
That is sleazy. The correct response is just never do anything wrong.
The one thing he got right was when he said ‘never do anything you would not want to see on the news’. That is good advice.
Never read Howie before?
You have to take Howie’s column’s in their proper context in order to get the wit and the laughs. When he writes, he is often in character as a friendly advisor to scumbag politicians. He doesn’t advocate doing the wrong thing - - he just presumes that doing the wrong thing is a way of life for the scumbag politicians and Howie is just trying to be “helpful”.
> I disagree with a lot of this column... and I think everyone here should too. He explains over and over that you should never do anything wrong if you might get caught.
He’s making fun of the pols, not dispensing advice to you and me. As a journalist Carr has made a career of exposing political fraud and corruption and written a book on the close ties of politicians to the Boston mob.
Reportedly she told her hoes to not keep records. She seems to have done so strictly for blackmail.
Wonder which clients are in her “top 5” cellphone plan.
There's a safe bet!
This is Massachusetts, to be a pol is a good predictor of future felon status. Everyone is for sale, fairly cheap too. If you are looking for honesty and intelligence in a legislative body don’t look at the Great and General Court of the Commonwealth.
hmm OK - I get it now. Much more enjoyable this way.
Howie’s Brothers Bulger book mentioned a whole bunch of
legislators in the old says who had “a photo finish with a grand jury”.
Rules of MA politics:
Nothing on the level.
Everything is a deal.
No deal too small.
>>Barney Frank will not be implicated in this sex scandal.
But give him time and there will be a sex scandal for him.
Actually there was one, years ago.
Barney does have to be complimented for a couple good
one liners though, talking about the plan to depress
the Central Artery (aka the $15 billion Big Dig):
“Depress the Central Artery? Wouldn’t it be cheaper and
easier to raise the city?”
“If they want to depress the Central Artery they should just have Mike Dukakis talk to it.”
But and this is very important you needed a second person to verify the $500 under. Moakley, according to unnamed friends, kept a note book.
I didn’t know that! At least I didn’t know the specifics. I did, of course, assume that paying off the politicians was just a cost of doing business in MA. (Which is why I just yawned over Big Dig contractors “donating” to the pols — if they hadn’t, they wouldn’t have been Big Dig contractors!)
I always thought Moakley was relatively honest, though, at least for a MA pol. I thought I read in the papers when he died that his estate consisted largely of his house — one of those nice big ones along the beach, to be sure — and nice at least until he redecorated (or whatever he’d call it), making it into a world-class eyesore!
You mean me? I’m a Southie girl, born and bred! LOL!
“No one with such a lack of judgment as to trust their fate to a hooker deserves to hold public office-.....”
These are the horses @#sses to whom we have entrusted our national security...why am I now not suprised 911 happened?!!!
On a different note, did you know Stan Sanuck?
Never even heard the name I don’t think!
"Never do it with someone who doesn't have as much to lose as you do."
Ignore this rule at your peril.
Just wondering. His parents owned a Polish Market in Southie good friend, absolute mad man.