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Posted on 11/08/2001 9:27:35 AM PST by Pokey78
An explosive story in the new edition of Vanity Fair has already reverberated in the office of Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), as staffer Diana Davis resigned Tuesday for playing the lead role in the steamy kiss-and-tell article.
Written as a post-Condit survey of the social scene on the Hill, the report treats readers to a minute-by-minute account of the blond staffer's conquests and relentless networking into the wee hours of the morning.
The story opens in the Hill bar Politiki, where Davis sports what she calls her "fake 'n' bake" tan. "Amid the sea of pasty faces and dark Banana Republic suits, she stands out like a foil-wrapped candy in a box of chocolates" goes the article's description. "If Mattel ever makes a 'Washington Barbie,' 22-year-old Diana would be the perfect model."
Davis proceeds to reveal that she had a one-night-stand with a 29-year-old staffer whose sex appeal revolved around the fact that he said he knew Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Texas).
"He was powerful," said Davis. "He knew Tom DeLay." They had dinner at the Capital Grille, with Davis ordering lobster.
"I slept with him that night," she said. "I wish I hadn't, it was too fast. He stopped e-mailing me."
Congressman Rogers put out a statement yesterday saying that he accepted Davis' resignation because "Her comments and the contents of the article were inconsistent with the professionalism of my staff and the operation of the 8th district office."
Another staffer on the hot seat will undoubtedly be Ryan Thomas, a 25-year-old Appropriations staffer for Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mont.) who seems to inflate his role in the budget process.
"People - and that includes Senators and Congressmen - need to talk to me, partly to try to twist my arm about the delegation of money, but also because they want to know about timing," boasts Thomas, who pursues Davis during some scenes in the story.
Thomas later huddles with Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) for 10 minutes at the Capital Grille. He proceeds to reveal the details of the conversation.
"He wanted to know the mood of the Democratic Senators, Members of the House, et cetera," said Thomas. "The Senators and Members are just too busy to deal with the minutia of every bill and every issue. They have to delegate."
Several Democratic Members, meanwhile, are furious about the magazine's portrayal of a private dinner they had at the Capital Grille on Sept. 13, which was crashed by Davis and two female friends.
The mag describes a "rowdy" get-together, during which, "one by one, cigars in hand, the men stand to give toasts before drinking deep into the red wine and breaking into fits of loud laughter."
There are even photos of the ladies posing with jovial-looking Democratic Reps. Mike Doyle (Pa.), Robert Brady (Pa.), John Larson (Conn.), John Baldacci (Maine) and Bill Pascrell (N.J.).
How could the Members be yukking it up so much just 48 hours after the worst terrorist attacks in American history?
Brady told HOH that it's a regular dinner club of Members from the Northeast who decided to keep their regular date in order to commiserate about the tragedy. They surveyed damage at the Pentagon before dinner.
"There was no party," Brady said. "We just came back from the Pentagon. I was crying."
He noted that the Members broke into song on their way out the door as his photo was being snapped. "It's a photo of me singing 'God Bless America,'" he said. "It can't get any more patriotic than that."
Doyle expressed outrage that Davis had dragged the Members into the story. In fact, the article does not suggest any untoward behavior by lawmakers.
"This is how people's reputations get wrecked," Doyle said. "If these three women were on some kind of mission, I didn't see anyone paying attention. We just happened to be sitting at the wrong place at the wrong time."
Pascrell said the Members were merely letting off steam after a brutal week. "I just felt that we were releasing our emotions," he said. "People handle grief in different ways. I have always grieved by being with close friends."
As for the photo, which shows Pascrell very close to one of the women, he's not sweating it. "I'm happily married," he said. "I told my wife about what happened. In Washington appearances are four-fifths of the game."
Davis proceeds to reveal that she had a one-night-stand with a 29-year-old staffer whose sex appeal revolved around the fact that he said he knew Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Texas).So she turned herself into Diana da lay.
"He was powerful," said Davis. "He knew Tom DeLay."
Kudos to Rogers for holding to his standards, although I might not have gone so far as to demand a resignation. Maybe have her hope that she learned her lesson.
Yeah, one-night stands and no commitment is pretty typical these days.
22 years old. What an air brain.
There's something that doesn't ring true about this whole story, and this is one example. If someone was attracted to a guy just because of power, wouldn't she need a better story than the guy "said" he knew Tom DeLay? Like that the guy worked for DeLay or something? Either that or this wanna-be bimbo is pretty stupid.
So was I.
Not the required pic of the blonde Diana Davis, who "sports what she calls her "fake 'n' bake" tan. "Amid the sea of pasty faces and dark Banana Republic suits, she stands out like a foil-wrapped candy in a box of chocolates" goes the article's description. "If Mattel ever makes a 'Washington Barbie,' 22-year-old Diana would be the perfect model."
I did a Google search, but came up empty.
Hyde's Impeachment Book. Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.), who presided over the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, is finally writing a book about the experience.
Hyde and George Washington University law Professor Jonathan Turley are collaborating on the project, although they don't have a publisher or release date in mind yet. In fact, they don't even have an agent - or a multimillion dollar advance.
"We have not made any effort to talk to an agent or publisher," Turley told HOH. "We've been working on the outline of a book and its development."
Turley, who lectures at GWU on constitutional and environmental issues, made a name for himself as a talking head during the Clinton impeachment media frenzy.
Turley said he and Hyde "started a couple of months ago" working on the book, with the initial phase involving Turley debriefing the former House Judiciary chairman on his memories.
According to the law professor, both he and Hyde - especially Hyde - were approached by agents and publishers about doing an insider's account of the impeachment process, but declined. Turley joked that he and Hyde had "prodded" each other about doing a book before agreeing to work together.
"We are both committed to doing a balanced and definitive account," he said.
What you're overlooking is that the PRESS has nothing new to report
on the War, or on Anthrax, that they have chosen to take the ordinary and aberrate it.
If you're outraged and upset by their story then they have accomplished what they set out to do...
to elicit some type of response from those who read it
She is a hottie, though. So were the other two they had in the article. Personally, I think Rogers over-reacted. So, they "network" and so they run around a bit too much.
They're supposed to at that age - to an extent.