Apr 302007

This is gonna be a lot of fun to watch. Deborah Jeane Palfrey says she wasn’t a pimp, but ran a legitimate and legal escort service. The government, it appears, has not gone after a single one of her johns (wonder why), so she’s going to illicit their help in her defense.

Former Deputy Secretary of State Randall Tobias was caught with his hand the cookie jar, and has already resigned. As I believe Ms. Palfrey expected, Mr. Tobias claims he only received legal and legitimate massages from Ms. Martin’s contractor.

Her gambit is to call on a bunch of high profile beltway officials who will have to get on the stand and say they never paid for sex, only for legal massages and escort services (no happy endings here folks…nothing to see, move along). Since it doesn’t appear the government has any tapes of these guys making their propositions, I’d say the government’s case may just fall flat on its face. Good for her.

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