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Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Curiouser and curiouser

Gannon at President Bush's last televised press conference

Big tough Jeff Gannon throws in the bath house towel less than 24 hours after hints of his lurid semi-clothed past are revealed by those unfounded rumor buffs of the blogosphere.
According to Jeff

Because of the attention being paid to me I find it is no longer possible to effectively be a reporter for Talon News. In consideration of the welfare of me and my family I have decided to return to private life.

Suddenly, I'm reminded of the 1998 Paxon/Hume affair.
Then, via Mr. Peabody’s Wayback Machine, I’m transported back to June 29, 1989:

The scandal involved a Washington power boy with contacts in the Congress, the military, the media and Secret Service.

Craig T. Spence

According to the July 26, 1989 Washington Times (scroll down):

Mr. Spence's influence with the Washington power elite appeared almost limitless...Spence arranged at least four midnight tours of the White House, including one on June 28, 1988, on which he took with him a 15-year-old boy whom he falsely identified as his son...Spence apparently cultivated a uniformed Secret Service officer...Five Secret Service agents, armed with search warrants, searched his home for nearly two hours.

From the Washington Times (scroll down to story) June 10,1989 issue, the First Lady reacts:

First lady Barbara Bush said yesterday that the Secret Service investigation of a late night White House tour that reportedly included two male prostitutes has not raised security questions the first family is worried about..."Not at all. There haven't been a lot of stories in our house about it"...Mrs. Bush added that "I'm not into all of this" and said it was "good" that The Washington Post wasn't following The Times' story.

Images: C-SPAN,
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The Mehlman=>Hume=>Gannon connection is very interesting.  I'm still left wondering which senior W.H. official was Gannon's customer.  That would seem to be extremely salacious information that rather a lot of people would have be in the know about, yet apparently they've managed to keep a lid on this data.

You can hate Disney/ABC for "Path to 9/11", but it was ABC News that dared to (and got away with) exposing Foley.  Yet nobody dares to discuss what the President does for fun besides whiskey and coke.
yet apparently they've managed to keep a lid on this data.

Its called blackmail.
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