Friday, February 18, 2005

Prostitution in the White House, oh we've heard this one before! Repig history repeats itself with Gannon.

We all know that the Gannon story is a gift that keeps on giving. The more we bloggers dig, the more bizarre this story becomes. I ran across a bit of history today about another neo-con White House and you guess it, ANOTHER GAY HOOKER scandal. The word hypocrite just keeps crossing the movie screen in my mind. Amazing, we've been here and done this before. Mr. Spence however didn't live to see the investigation into his foibles in the Reagan/Bush White House. But I am getting ahead of myself. Let's pull up a chair and hear a little tale (tail) of a man named Craig L. Spence, way back in 1989.

Conservative lobbyist name Craig L. Spence, called by the New York Times"Washington's ultimate power broker", had his 15 minutes of fame in 1989 when it was exposed that he was running a gay prostitution ring employing adolescent boys. WHAT?! Yeah you read that right, a pediphile gay prostitution ring with broad reaching ties to the Reagan/Bush White House. Mr. Spence was given access to the White House at all times of the day and night, he even gave a few "midnight tours".

"Spence’s activities made banner headlines in the Washington Times on June 29, 1989: ‘Homosexual prostitution inquiry ensnares VIPs with Reagan, Bush’. Spence’s access was so good, that he could arrange nighttime tours of the White House for his clients. The Times added on August 9, 1989, that Spence ‘hinted the tours were arranged by top level’ persons, including Donald Gregg, national security advisor to Vice President Bush...’ Spence, according to friends, was also carrying out homosexual blackmail operations for the CIA"

David McGowan writes that one of the White House tours "occurred just after Spence stopped by the Nightline studio to see his friend, Ted Koppel. Spence reportedly introduced Koppel to a 15-year-old boy, whom Koppel later claimed Spence had introduced as his son. Koppel though had been a close friend for over 20 years and surely knew that Spence did not have a teenage son."

Any wonder why this scandal - a sex scandal, even - died one of the quickest and quietest of deaths? Only briefly, and not everywhere, was it was front page news. As when it broke, on June 29, 1989.

QUITE the scandal. Ok, so far we know he was a pedophile, had access to the White House, was a male prostitute and here's the kicker. Mr. Spence was a correspondent for ABC News. WHOA? See any similarities here?

Here is the Washington Times story that broke the sordid details.

SO Why am I bringing this up in the midst of Guckert/Gannongate? Simply to point out the hypocracy of the Republicans and to remind people the despicable and disgusting nature of the neo-cons and that this is NOTHING new.

So, what happened to Mr. Spence, come on Kynd, how did it end? Well, can you guess? I bet you can.
Mr. Spence, dressed in a Tuxedo, was found dead of an "appearant suicide" in a Washington Hotel Room and the story was buried with him. There was some investigation from the Justice Dept. but it never went anywhere. What did people say about this scandal? Oh silly conspiracy theory, again sounds familiar doesn't it. hmmm. There weren't blogs in 1989!!

Might I suggest, Mr. Guckert, you not check into a hotels anytime soon.

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At 2/18/2005 12:04 PM , Blogger brandong said...

I like old movies and the Bush Administration is beginning to remind of of "Lewie" in Casablanca. Remember that wonderfl scene where Lewie, a woman chasing gambler announces that he is "shocked, SHOCKED! to discvover that there is gambling here." Whereupon a waitress edges up to him and hands him his winnings. Same deal with the Bush Administration. They are Shocked! SHOCKED! To discover that there are shenannigans here!" Kind of proves what I have suspected all along. This bunch is waaaaay beyond Casablanca.

At 2/18/2005 12:34 PM , Blogger KyndCulture said...

Hey Bran,
You know it occured to me today, we can't be shocked anymore. The Bush crime family has been doing this for so long, they can't commit any NEW crimes, just puke up the old ones for a new generation.

At 2/18/2005 2:29 PM , Blogger Michael Moore-on said...

Kynd, lemme guess, you see conspiracy in your Alpha-bits don't you?

At 2/20/2005 7:34 AM , Blogger halcyon67 said...

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At 2/20/2005 7:35 AM , Blogger halcyon67 said...

Moron, does it say "sheep" in yours?

At 2/21/2005 5:27 AM , Blogger Michael Moore-on said...

I'm a Cap'n Crunch man myself...


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