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15 May 2005

Surprise Surprise

It appears to be almost certain now that controversial Bush U.N. ambassador nominee John Bolton will be confirmed for the position in question. Thursday afternoon the Senate Foreign Relations Committee sent Bolton’s nomination to the floor, virtually guaranteeing he will receive an appointment, given 55-45 Republican margin on the Senate floor. This isn’t surprising. That someone from either dominant United States political party would act like a grownup, instead of a child engaging in playground politics, is understandably laughable.

Neither is it surprising that the mainstream media have ignored allegations concerning Bolton’s sexual conduct with his first wife.

Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt recently released a press release detailing these allegations, the content of which can be found at Raw Story:

Corroborated allegations that Mr. Bolton’s first wife, Christina Bolton, was forced to engage in group sex have not been refuted by the State Department despite inquires posed by Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt concerning the allegations. Mr. Flynt has obtained information from numerous sources that Mr. Bolton participated in paid visits to Plato’s Retreat, the popular swingers club that operated in New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
This isn’t the first time Flynt has made rather stunning allegations of this kind. Flynt also made the claim that George W. Bush paid for a girlfriend to have an abortion back in the 70s. Not that you saw that in the U.S. media either.

Here’s Flynt in his own words from a radio interview on the Bernie Ward talk show on KGO Radio, San Francisco:

Well, we've been doing an investigation for a little over eight months to the effect that an abortion took place in 1970 in Houston, Texas. (Bush) was working for his father's campaign when he was running for the senate against Lloyd Bentsen, and a fellow by the name of Robert Chandler was the campaign manager. He got a girl pregnant during this period of time, and she had an abortion. We've been able to locate the doctor who performed the procedure (unintelligible) hospital in Houston. Not only that but we have the affidavits from four of her friends stating that they knew about the affair, the pregnancy and the subsequent abortion. The only thing we could not have which we needed to break the story was the girl to come out, and she would not come out. Whether she was afraid or whether she was paid off, I don't really want to speculate, because I don't know what the actual reason was. But when I started taking this to the mainstream media, I said you don't have to break the story, just ask the question, you know. You asked the cocaine question, so just ask if he's ever facilitated an abortion or paid for an abortion or if he was the father of a child. Just give him the chance to admit or deny it. No one would touch it.
I can hear you now. Yes, we should consider the source. Yes, Flynt exploits women for profit. And yes, he probably has an agenda. That said, Flynt has been remarkably accurate in outing hypocritical Republicans for the very sins they condemn. Back in the Clinton impeachment hearings, Flynt made equally damning allegations about the extramarital affairs of Republican Congressmen Bob Livingston and Bob Barr. And it turned out that Flynt was right on the money.

So it wouldn’t surprise me if Bush did pay for an old girlfriend to have an abortion. And it wouldn’t surprise me if Bolton forced his wife to have group sex. What would surprise me would be for the "liberal media" to do its job.

Comments on "Surprise Surprise"


Blogger ding said ... (5/17/2005 01:11:00 AM) : 

which brings us all back to our favorite H-word: sexual hyprocrisy.

bush is a hypocrite, bolton's a hypocrite and so is david hager, bush's FDA appointee who is the subject of an article in The Nation about icky nighttime forays into back door action with his narcoleptic wife.

why the religious right embraces this administration when it's so blatantly dishonest about everything is amazing to me. they get all bristled up about compromise but can't see how they're guilty of it themselves. hypocrites.


Blogger Wasp Jerky said ... (5/18/2005 08:05:00 PM) : 

And don't forget the Gannon thing. Of course, it's all the fault of the liberal media. If only they would report things fairly. Good thing we've got Fox News to tell us the truth.


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