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14 June 2011 @ 14:39

The headline over Mike Lillis’s report at The Hill reads:

Citing his own past, Frank passes on Weiner judgment

I must say, I’m shocked, considering how much experience Bwaney has is such matters.

In case you’re too young to recall Fwank’s past [or get nauseous too easily], Mr. Lillis has written a nice summary:

In the mid-1980s, Frank become entangled in a lurid scandal of his own when he solicited sex from a male prostitute, Stephen Gobie, and later hired him as a live-in aide and driver. It later came to light that Gobie was offering prostitution services out of Frank’s Capitol Hill apartment – a story Gobie took to the Washington Times.

Although the Ethics Committee cleared Frank of any illegal activity, it did find that Frank had used the powers of his office to curry favors for Gobie. In 1990, the House voted overwhelmingly to reprimand Frank – a lesser punishment than the censure and expulsion some Republicans were advocating at the time.

Further fact: Madam, er, Monsieur Gobie had a nickname that Bwaney liked: Hot Bottom.

The Memeorandum thread is here.

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