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Bad Days For Bob Beckel; the Democrat and the prostie
Washington Post ^ | 9/04/02 | Lloyd Grove

Posted on 09/04/2002 7:31:21 AM PDT by Liz

The Reliable Source / Wednesday, September 4, 2002; Page C03

It has been a rotten couple of years for political guru Bob Beckel, who parlayed his fame as Democratic nominee Walter Mondale's 1984 campaign manager into a career as a ubiquitous television pundit.

First the 53-year-old spin doctor, a recovering alcoholic, fell off the wagon and checked into rehab after coming under fire in December 2000 for his efforts to persuade Republican presidential electors to betray their party affiliation and vote Al Gore into the White House. Then came his contentious, prolonged and expensive divorce from Georgetown University golf coach Leland Beckel, his wife of 10 years and the mother of their two young children.

But the worst development was last Friday, when Journal newspaper reporter Lauren Dunn -- relying on a search warrant filed Aug. 26 in Alexandria Circuit Court -- revealed that Beckel allegedly paid a Fairfax County woman a total of $1,900 to perform sex acts at his Bethesda home in late June, and then was the victim of a $50,000 extortion scheme as the woman and two associates allegedly threatened him with public exposure.

The Reliable Source can be reached at grovel@washpost.com, or c/o The Washington Post, 1150 15th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20071.

© 2002 The Washington Post Company

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1 posted on 09/04/2002 7:31:21 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
Couldn't happen to a nicer scumbucket.
2 posted on 09/04/2002 7:32:34 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan
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To: Liz
Here's a Picture of "Tiffany" and her Website!

Think about this - this master strategist - brilliant political guru - Clinton defender ----------- wrote this prostitue and extortionist TWO personal checks!!!!!!!!! One for $600 ( Tiff get $300 per hour) and another for $1300!

BOB BECKELS "SPECIAL" FRIEND TIFFANY

3 posted on 09/04/2002 7:37:55 AM PDT by stlrocket
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To: Liz
Bob Beckel, who parlayed his fame as Democratic nominee Walter Mondale's 1984 campaign manager into a career as a ubiquitous television pundit.

After his loss (and much to his credit), Walter Mondale said: "When I was a kid I wanted to run for president in the worst way..... And I did."

Mr. Beckel certainly deserves much of the credit for that.

His life is becoming a train wreck. Sounds like the guy could use a few prayers.

4 posted on 09/04/2002 7:38:15 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Liz
"I did not have sex with that prostitute woman" So she tried to shake him down eh? BWAHAHAHAHA!Well at least in the Democratic party they won't hold this against him.
5 posted on 09/04/2002 7:38:25 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Liz
Messy divorce, prostitute-user, alcoholic, vicious liar and spin-doctor, klintonite......perfect credentials!

He's so eminently qualified to be a DemoRat candidate for office, he should begin working on a future campaign immediately.

Leni

6 posted on 09/04/2002 7:39:37 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Liz
Here's a link to the original Journal story.
7 posted on 09/04/2002 7:46:35 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Liz
"I don't go to bed with no whore, I don't wake up with no whore." Carl Fox, Wall Street, 1987.

As long as I never have to listen to his putrid Democratic punditry any more, I couldn't care less what happens to him. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

8 posted on 09/04/2002 7:48:01 AM PDT by Petronski
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To: stlrocket; knoxienne; mhking; rohry; ken5050; Grampa Dave; Ernest_at_the_Beach; d14truth; ...
Dumbos writing a check to prosties isn't new even though you'd think the meatheads would know better.

Jerry Springer.....yes, that Springer, of lowlife of TV trash fame.....who was once the Mayor of Cincinnati, also wrote one of the ladies of the evening a check.

Of course, this ruined his political career. But lowlife Springer knew where he would be welcome, and sure enough his TV trash media pals resurrected him and sent him on to fame, fortune and syndication.

Moral of the story: If you're going to do something as stupid as writing a check to a prostie, better have a support system in Hollywarped.

9 posted on 09/04/2002 7:49:34 AM PDT by Liz
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To: MinuteGal
Messy divorce, prostitute-user, alcoholic, vicious liar and spin-doctor, klintonite......perfect credentials! He's so eminently qualified to be a DemoRat candidate for office...

Paradigm DemonRrat candidate....he'll win by a large margin.

10 posted on 09/04/2002 7:51:01 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
Gee, Bob, I fell just awful about this...
11 posted on 09/04/2002 7:51:52 AM PDT by clintonh8r
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To: clintonh8r
...NOT!
12 posted on 09/04/2002 7:52:11 AM PDT by clintonh8r
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan
the motion up for discussion --- resolved Bob Beckel is a scumbucket & prime example of in-bred corpophagic pond scum and creators blunder of the greatest order of magnatude.

13 posted on 09/04/2002 7:52:21 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: Liz
Maryam Massihi. Don't know about Massihi, but Maryam is a uniquely Arab name, isn't it?
14 posted on 09/04/2002 7:56:13 AM PDT by Norman Conquest
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To: Petronski
...I couldn't care less what happens to him...

Although, if we award a Schadenfreude-of-the-Year prize, Beckel's got it wrapped up.

15 posted on 09/04/2002 7:56:57 AM PDT by Petronski
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To: Norman Conquest
Oh, and the pimp is Abdullah Mahid. No aspersions intended.
16 posted on 09/04/2002 7:59:28 AM PDT by Norman Conquest
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To: Nebr FAL owner
Beckel says he thought he had an agrement with the auhtorities not to reveal his name.

How does it feel Bob to be reneged on an agreement?

Were those electoral voters you tried to switch tied to an agreement? Hmmmm?

17 posted on 09/04/2002 7:59:28 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Petronski
.....if we award a Schadenfreude-of-the-Year prize, Beckel's got it wrapped up.....

God, you're good.........the prize is not a bad idea for a FR continuing project.

18 posted on 09/04/2002 8:01:05 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Petronski
I couldn't understand the article. Which one was the prostitute?
19 posted on 09/04/2002 8:03:54 AM PDT by AmishDude
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To: Liz
Here's a bio and pic for the curious.

http://www.kepplerassociates.com/beckel.htm
20 posted on 09/04/2002 8:04:44 AM PDT by witnesstothefall
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To: stlrocket
The first picture looks a bit like Chelsea Clinton. Not a very attractive woman if you ask me.
21 posted on 09/04/2002 8:05:14 AM PDT by connectthedots
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To: stlrocket
Tooooo funny!
22 posted on 09/04/2002 8:11:14 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: OneidaM
Yoo-hoooooo...
23 posted on 09/04/2002 8:12:03 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Liz
Wasn't it Beckel who said "everyone lies" -- implying a morally neutral position on lying? Or is that neutral when he does it, but not neutral when it's done to him? Hey, Beckel, it's just about sex. Remember that line? Your good name doesn't matter, your life doesn't matter, it's just sex. What comes around goes around.

Beckel says he thought he had an agreement with the authorities not to reveal his name.

How does it feel Bob to be reneged on an agreement?

24 posted on 09/04/2002 8:21:29 AM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Liz
Beckel is the prototype elitist Rat.

Sounds like he should become a CEO for a rat controlled company.

Or he can run for governor, senator or president with this documentation.
25 posted on 09/04/2002 8:26:47 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: Liz
Maybe Blowjob Bob could ride shotgun in Reno's "Little Red Truck Tour"!
26 posted on 09/04/2002 8:26:47 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: dogbyte12; abner; Oldeconomybuyer; Shermy; Howlin; Chad Fairbanks; sauropod; ...
I'm almost feeling sorry for Beckel now. He thought there was an agreement not to use his name.

The article also reveals he fell off the wagon after that elector flap in the 2000 election.

27 posted on 09/04/2002 8:35:16 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Liz
God, you're good.........the prize is not a bad idea for a FR continuing project.

Thanks. :)

Perhaps it could be the 'Beckel Prize' (for excellence in providing the FreeRepublic community with the total Schadenfreudische experience)?

28 posted on 09/04/2002 8:42:01 AM PDT by Petronski
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To: hellinahandcart
I'm almost feeling sorry for Beckel now. He thought there was an agreement not to use his name.

Keyword here: ALMOST ;-)

The article also reveals he fell off the wagon after that elector flap in the 2000 election.

Guild and self-disgust can do that to a person...

29 posted on 09/04/2002 8:53:57 AM PDT by Isle of sanity in CA
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To: MinuteGal
--another excellent choice for ambulance chaser John Edwards running mate--
30 posted on 09/04/2002 8:54:04 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: Liz
What a creepy-@$$ article. The man's having enough trouble without the Washington Post rubbing it in. I'm with Cal Thomas on this one. Beckel screwed up, sure enough. But I'm disgusted at the glee being expressed about it here at Freep. Haven't a few of us "fallen off the wagon" in some form or other, at some point in our lives? Show some decent human compassion, why don't you? Sheesh!
31 posted on 09/04/2002 8:57:07 AM PDT by ArcLight
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To: Petronski
Yeah, that's even better.
32 posted on 09/04/2002 8:59:32 AM PDT by Liz
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To: PGalt
Bob and Auntie Janet.....talk about the odd couple.....
33 posted on 09/04/2002 9:00:27 AM PDT by Liz
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To: GOPJ; ArcLight
Wasn't it Beckel who said "everyone lies" -- implying a morally neutral position on lying? Or is that neutral when he does it, but not neutral when it's done to him? Hey, Beckel, it's just about sex. Remember that line? Your good name doesn't matter, your life doesn't matter, it's just sex. What comes around goes around.

Thanks GOPJ. Some people on this thread should read this.

34 posted on 09/04/2002 9:02:29 AM PDT by Liz
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To: AmishDude
You know you're right.....Bob in a wig, a little makeup and a mini skirt and thoigh high boots could really make a couple bucks if he put his mouth where his money is......oops, did I get that last part wrong (/sarcasm off)
35 posted on 09/04/2002 9:04:43 AM PDT by Liz
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To: hellinahandcart
I don't feel sorry for him. I do think he is pathetic and a sad figure of a man.

He deserves what he gets.

36 posted on 09/04/2002 9:11:02 AM PDT by abner
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To: ArcLight
You're not serious, are you? Beckel has no honor. His mom can pity him. From the rest of us, scorn is appropriate.
37 posted on 09/04/2002 9:18:25 AM PDT by Freakazoid
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To: Liz
So, ignoring morality for the moment, is the truly moronic person...

a) the public figure who PAYS a prostitute with a CHECK,

or...

b) the prostitute who tries to extort someone who has a cancelled check as evidence.

Welcome to a dimension beyond sight and sound... and apparently, beyond rational thought.

Yeesh.
38 posted on 09/04/2002 9:22:27 AM PDT by Mr. Thorne
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To: Nebr FAL owner
Nice way to put it - I am in awe, sir!
39 posted on 09/04/2002 11:20:08 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan
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To: Mr. Thorne
That's so easy.....moron Beckel who called the prostie in the first place.......she would not have been there if Beckel had used his moral judgement. He decided to commit a crime to satisfy himself.

It's not the prostie's fault that Beckel is so obnoxious he can't get his own girlfriend. What decent woman would want to co-habitate with this DemonRat?

What the prostie did later was wrong ........ she's a rank opportunist.....looks like she's a DemonRat, too.

40 posted on 09/04/2002 11:35:55 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Freakazoid
Thank you for that insight. On-target.
41 posted on 09/04/2002 11:37:23 AM PDT by Liz
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To: MinuteGal
Meet your next Democratic party chairman. He is perfect to follow McAuliff and his patron Bill Clinton.

Isn't life grand.This rotten-to-the-core democrat pol is ,himself, a prostitute. He gets paid to screw republicans, and he will love any democrat who will pay him.

In fairness, I guess Dick Morris, and our Republican consultants do the same.

42 posted on 09/04/2002 4:43:01 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: billhilly
Lets not forget Chuck Robb's back rub. But then, we all know that he cleared things up when he reassured us that it was only a massage. Problem is, it was probably paid for with campaign donations.
43 posted on 09/04/2002 4:58:30 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: Liz
Liz, yesterday there were radio news reports that Beckel was bringing a huge ($50MM?) lawsuit against the local police department "for allowing his name to be released" in this matter...

I assume this is just Bob's way of pandering to the trial lawyers for future gigs and perhaps a run at public office. Bob "The Torch" Beckel!

44 posted on 09/05/2002 5:29:26 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
Yup, you nailed it. Beckel and the rest of the Clinton retreads love to see their name in lights.....
45 posted on 09/05/2002 5:32:47 AM PDT by Liz
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To: ArcLight
I'll save my compassion for the hopefully soon to be ex-Mrs. Beckel and the kids. Beckel deserves none.
46 posted on 09/05/2002 5:33:16 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: billhilly
In fairness, I guess Dick Morris, and our Republican consultants do the same.

You are too, too kind. Don't you remember Dick Morris was a Clinton in-house consultant before he decided to parlay his experiences into a news column and TV punditry?

Morris sickens me.....he'll swing both ways.....whereever the money is.

47 posted on 09/05/2002 5:35:58 AM PDT by Liz
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To: billhilly
Yeah, but he didn't say where she massaged him.......{/utter disgust off).
48 posted on 09/05/2002 5:39:29 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
I looked at her picture on the website linked above......(forgive me if I don't post it).

When I see "Tiffany" in that ad photo, all I can think of is Bob saw her in that thong---and fantasized he was Bill Clinton and wanted a thong-snapping bimbo to deliver him a pizza.

49 posted on 09/05/2002 7:25:42 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Liz
It gets ugly when democrats display what being devoid of character does to their lives.
50 posted on 09/05/2002 7:31:43 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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