DCCC to Sheldon Adelson: Hey, sorry for calling you a pimp

posted at 10:41 am on August 3, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

I for one think this is totally sincere. The DCCC had attacked conservative casino mogul Sheldon Adelson after he pledged to contribute heavily to Mitt Romney’s super-PAC, taking allegations made by a former employee who had filed a lawsuit against Adelson as their basis — which included the salacious charge that Adelson made money on prostitution at one of his overseas resorts.  Adelson threatened to sue the DCCC for defamation, which brings us to yesterday’s surprising climax:

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued a public apology Thursday afternoon to billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson for charging that the Republican mega donor was tied to the Chinese mob and a prostitution ring.

“In press statements issued on June 29 and July 2, 2012, the DCCC made unsubstantiated allegations that attacked Sheldon Adelson, a supporter of the opposing party. This was wrong. The statements were untrue and unfair and we retract them,” the DCCC wrote. “The DCCC extends its sincere apology to Mr. Adelson and his family for any injury we have caused.”

I’m sure the DCCC did this out of the goodness of their hearts … right?  Er …

The statement is an attempt by the Democratic party committee to try and make a potential defamation lawsuit go away.

The attack on Adelson falls into the same category as the demonization of the Koch brothers for their funding of conservative activism.  It’s designed to intimidate them — and others who might want to get involved in politics — out of the public sphere.  (That’s not an impulse limited to the Left, either; the Right has George Soros as its bête noir, for example.)

Why did the DCCC, of all Democratic organizations, start throwing mud at Adelson?  They wanted to attack John Boehner and House Republicans for supposedly taking prostitution money, but that’s a very big reach even if they had some evidence on Adelson — which they don’t, and never did.  In fact, as Forbes noted nearly a month ago, that slanderous charge is particularly unfair to Adelson:

It was the latest accusation of prostitution that provoked Adelson to break his silence and fire back against Jacob’s allegations. Adelson says the fact that he and his wife Miriam (a physician who specializes in treating addiction) have given millions of dollars to set up clinics around the world to treat people with drug addictions (many of them prostitutes) makes the Jacob’s claims even more preposterous.

“I want to tell you how ridiculous that [accusation] is. There’s a clinic known as the Adelson Clinic that treats prostitutes and drug addicts. We take prostitutes off the street. We have one clinic that we started almost 21 years ago in Tel Aviv and we have about are 350 patients there. We have another Clinic in Las Vegas with almost 200 patients. My wife is there today signing up another 100 people… And even in Macao we set up a clinic to treat prostitutes and drug addict. It’s not called the Adelson Clinic but we taught the health department to do this.”

Adelson added:

“I don’t believe in prostitution. I feel sorry for the girls that do it. … How can I have a document that encourages prostitution? What do I say, go prostitute and then come into the clinic? … What’s his next illusionist performance? Where will that take him? Maybe he thinks I’m responsible for the recession or the Great Depression—I was born during that. Was at Watergate, did I shoot Kennedy, what else is he going to say–I started a world war?”

Besides being morally opposed to prostitution, Adelson said crafting such a scheme would simply be bad for business. If caught, he would lose his gaming licenses in Las Vegas, Singapore and Macao–licenses that have given his gaming empire a $35 billion market valuation and have earned Adelson a net worth of roughly $25 billion. “Would I jeopardize being the 7th richest man in the US and the 14th or 15th richest person in the world to push prostitution? For what? I’m already the most profitable company in consumer services ever. What do I have to win?”

One doesn’t often see these kind of apologies from mud-throwing in election cycles, but then again, the mud usually gets aimed at the candidates.  The DCCC picked a fight with Adelson in their intimidation scheme, only to be humiliated and intimidated into this embarrassing conclusion.  Great work, DCCC …. keep it up.


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…S L U T…!!!

KOOLAID2 on August 3, 2012 at 10:43 AM

I’d sue anyway.

Ward Cleaver on August 3, 2012 at 10:43 AM

SUE! SUE! SUE!

Pork-Chop on August 3, 2012 at 10:44 AM

SUE.

artist on August 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM

I would like to see Adelson go after the DCCC in a defamation suit. Don’t let these clowns get off the hook.

hawkman on August 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Chinese mobs and prostitutes, sounds more like a clinton thang to me.

abobo on August 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Sue the organization until it’s destitute and then go after the individuals.

NoDonkey on August 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM

I am enjoying watching the DCCC ON THEIR KNEES BEGGING AND PLEADING FOR MERCY.

We should link the tactic that resulted in the DCCC’s abject apology to the same tactic that Harry Reid is now using on Mitt Romney–not that Romney should or can sue, but that the TACTICS ARE THE SAME.

Desperate and Dirty Democrats.

mountainaires on August 3, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Sue the DCCC anyway… I’d love to see THEM under deposition…

“So, who ELSE has the DCCC defamed this way? We will start with the 2012 election cycle, then proceed to 2010 and all special elections. I’ve got all day…”

Khun Joe on August 3, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Sue them Adelson, to make the point.

You have an admission of guilt, make them donate money to a CATHOLIC charity foundation.

It won’t be hard, it will just take a while.

KMC1 on August 3, 2012 at 10:48 AM

The Dems are pulling out the sleazy tricks they’re used to using, only this time they’re realizing they brought knives to a gun fight. Keep hitting back…HARD!

Trafalgar on August 3, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Looks like only the Democrats are issuing the apologies so far in this slimy campaign.

rockmom on August 3, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Sue them ’til they cry then sue them for cryin’

I bet there’s an Alinsky rule for that, something about making them play by their own rules I think

DanMan on August 3, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Sue the ba$tards.

Sue them for being stupid enough to challenge someone with the means to fight back and hurt them.

Let it be an example to these creeps.

Cody1991 on August 3, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Why did the DCCC, of all Democratic organizations, start throwing mud at Adelson? They wanted to attack John Boehner and House Republicans for supposedly taking prostitution money

THIS. They were working on another full-blown “Mark Foley” smear campaign of all Republican House candidates. I’ll bet the ads are already in the can. They wanted to create a sex scandal and then make all Republicans return any money associated with Adelson.

This is how they roll.

rockmom on August 3, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Despite what Billy Crystal claimed in “When Harry Met Sally”, I think Sheldon is a very strong name. ;-)

Go, big Sheldon, Go! SUE!

Grace_is_sufficient on August 3, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Sheldon needs to go for it and make sure he uses that tired old phrase people use when they sue the britches off someone:

“I’ts not about the money, I just want to make sure something like this NEVER happens to anyone else.”

marybel on August 3, 2012 at 10:53 AM

SUE THEM!

Otherwise, next week, they’ll pull the same crap again on someone else, then scream DON’T THINK ABOUT PINK ELEPHANTS!

NAIL THEM TO THE WALL!

GarandFan on August 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

I don’t know but it seems like the Democrat Party is getting a little…how you say…deperate?

CorporatePiggy on August 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

I know a guy, who knows a guy, who knows this guy’s cousin who will swear that the allegations are true.

/New Dem Strategy

mankai on August 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

The DCCC picked a fight with Adelson in their intimidation scheme, only to be humiliated and intimidated into this embarrassing conclusion. Great work, DCCC …. keep it up.

trippin’ on their cranks, DCCC style.

Circle D Gang Tactics.

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 10:55 AM

There’s a clinic known as the Adelson Clinic that treats prostitutes and drug addicts.

Ooops!
/DCCC

*facepalm*

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Is this move unprecendented?

Sir Napsalot on August 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM

They wanted to attack John Boehner and House Republicans for supposedly taking prostitution money, but that’s a very big reach even if they had some evidence on Adelson — which they don’t, and never did.

It’s one thing to make an irresponsible claim. It is another thing entirely to knowingly make stuff up. Adelson, I’m sure, has legions of lawyers on retainer. He should launch a scorched earth lawsuit against the DCCC.

In other words, Adelson needs to take money from the the prostitutes of the DCCC.

Happy Nomad on August 3, 2012 at 10:59 AM

I’d love to see him sue the pants off DCCC just to tie their money and deny them the use of it. Then, having won a settlement, he would donate it all to Romney Victory fund, which would in turn produce an ad thanking Democrats for their generous contribution. That’ll do wonders to the spirit of the Dark Side.

Archivarix on August 3, 2012 at 10:59 AM

According to Gateway Pundit, DCCC cleaned up their website but left the accusations all over their twitter account. Sue!

Cindy Munford on August 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Ohh the thought of DCCC money going to Adelson and then immediately to Restore Our Future makes my day.

blammm on August 3, 2012 at 11:03 AM

He better hurry up and sue, cuz the DCCC is prostituting POTUS for money…..because they don’t have any.

Did I just say that?

BobMbx on August 3, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Sue them! Sue them for everybody who has be intimidated and cannot sue them. Sue them for every man woman and child they have slandered. Sue them because Harry Reid won’t stop saying his uber awesome un named source says Mitt didn’t pay taxes for a decade. Sue them!!

magicbeans on August 3, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Adelson is what the late Roald Dahl would have called a juicy target. Occasionally the target shoots back.

Seth Halpern on August 3, 2012 at 11:07 AM

I don’t suppose it occurred to the geniuses at the DCCC, but had the gentleman actually been a Chinese-linked mega-pimp, they might have gotten back something considerably stronger than a lawyer’s demand letter.

Which, to my mind, proves that either A) they knew the charge was false or b) they’re too stupid to live.

mojo on August 3, 2012 at 11:09 AM

“We’re sorry we got caught and are about to get our @$$e$ kicked.”

22044 on August 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

The DCCC picked a fight with Adelson in their intimidation scheme, only to be humiliated and intimidated into this embarrassing conclusion. Great work, DCCC …. keep it up.

I’m far from a legal beagle, but, isn’t such an apology a kind of admission of guilt? Which is why they are so rare? Just like paying someone’s bills suggests you’re responsible for their bills? And if the apology is an admission of guilt, doesn’t that make Adelson’s case for slander/libel that much stronger?

Paul-Cincy on August 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

…skrew the retraction…S U E the S L U T S…!!!!

KOOLAID2 on August 3, 2012 at 11:13 AM

I’m far from a legal beagle, but, isn’t such an apology a kind of admission of guilt? Which is why they are so rare? Just like paying someone’s bills suggests you’re responsible for their bills? And if the apology is an admission of guilt, doesn’t that make Adelson’s case for slander/libel that much stronger?

Paul-Cincy on August 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Yes, but “Shel lives here in Vegas so he must have voted for harry red”
* some posters here at HA

VegasRick on August 3, 2012 at 11:15 AM

I’m far from a legal beagle, but, isn’t such an apology a kind of admission of guilt? Which is why they are so rare? Just like paying someone’s bills suggests you’re responsible for their bills? And if the apology is an admission of guilt, doesn’t that make Adelson’s case for slander/libel that much stronger?

Paul-Cincy on August 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

The apology is an implicit admission of guilt, but whether Adelson, as a public figure, has a case for defamation, depends on if he can prove that he suffered actual economic harm which an apology may or may not abet. With that in mind, I think he should still sue.

gryphon202 on August 3, 2012 at 11:21 AM

wouldnt it be great to see that DCCC fundraising email….”hi folks we’re really emploring you now, we REALLY need some more money. so we can pay off the defamation suit damages to a super giant bigtime republican donor we slandered…”

t8stlikchkn on August 3, 2012 at 11:21 AM

One question I have. In the article it references someone named Jacob. However..No where in the article is Jacob identified. Sounds like poor writing to me.

logicman_1998 on August 3, 2012 at 11:24 AM

It’s all a big lie. And the only way to hold the Democrats accountable is to make them pay for their graft, their dishonesty, for their deals and lies.

Maybe Ann Romney could sue Harry Reid for the tax slander? Adelson needs to follow through on this one. He needs to tie DCCC so far into the courts, there are no lawyers left to make sure military personel on active duty can have their votes counted. Can’t Romney sue the Boston Globe for illegal receipt of stolen goods or something?

Portia46 on August 3, 2012 at 11:25 AM

@Paul-Cincy: He’s a public figure, the allegations were borrowed from his former employee, so the question of legal “malice” (evil intent or reckless indifference) comes into play. Adelson doesn’t need the money – or gratuitous controversy re his business. I doubt either side will go for broke so long as face is saved all around.

Seth Halpern on August 3, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Chinese mobs and prostitutes, sounds more like a clinton Harry Reid thang to me.

abobo on August 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Or so I heard. And the burden of proof is on Harry.

What?

psrch on August 3, 2012 at 11:27 AM

the Right has George Soros as its bête noir

…and another reason why. From Michelle Malkin’s post today
(horse-hockey-the-lefts-rafalca-derangement-syndrome)

On Thursday, the George Soros-funded henchmen of MoveOn promoted a new TV ad that “features a talking Rafalca Romney, who tells us Mitt would treat many Americans worse than a horse!”

A must see!

ziggyville on August 3, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Notice how the Dems (Harry Reid) have moved the venue of attacks from the media to the Senate Floor where they are “protected”.

RADIOONE on August 3, 2012 at 11:32 AM

It’s designed to intimidate them…

It’s their SOP.

Chick-fil-A vandalized overnight.

Flora Duh on August 3, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Adelson’s defense of himself is great – thorough and resounding – explicitly fleshing out how absurd, ridiculous and nasty the allegations are, and most important – if they were true – what he stands to lose.

Romney – take note!!!

He needs to take a page out of Adelson’s playbook in response to Reid’s accusations. Would a former Governor who has been running for President for – what is it – 6 years now – and who, as Obama and the DCCC continually point out, has more money that all of earth’s people put together, risk everything including a sterling business record and sterling Olympics record to not pay taxes? If Reid’s “source” is correct, Romney did not pay taxes while he was Governor from 2003 to 2007. Rightttt…a sitting Governor and a man who gives millions to his church….refuses to pay taxes. This same Romney who insisted to Anderson Cooper during the primary debates that the other candidates follow the rules is going to … not play by the tax rules? Give me a freaking break. Mr. Starchy Shirt is a rule follower if there ever was one. It’s times like this that Mitt needs to, instead of gliding above the fray, use his most significant asset – his brain – and point out just how just plain stupid Reid’s allegations really are.

LetsBfrank on August 3, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Notice how the Dems (Harry Reid) have moved the venue of attacks from the media to the Senate Floor where they are “protected”.

RADIOONE on August 3, 2012 at 11:32 AM

They’ve been careful to do this since the late scumbag John Murtha got his butt in a sling for slandering troops as war criminals.

teke184 on August 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Notice how the Dems (Harry Reid) have moved the venue of attacks from the media to the Senate Floor where they are “protected”.

RADIOONE on August 3, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Glad someone else noticed that. Very telling. Too bad nobody on the GOP side has the stones to get on the floor and read the tweets from #HarryReidIsAPederasr. That would be high comedy.

rockmom on August 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM

I would say he won the suit since in their apology they admitted that the allegations were false. Do you think the Dems would drop the suit if the situation were reversed?

lea on August 3, 2012 at 11:46 AM

It’s designed to intimidate them — and others who might want to get involved in politics — out of the public sphere. (That’s not an impulse limited to the Left, either; the Right has George Soros as its bête noir, for example.)

The Right is not trying to intimidate George Soros. Come on, Ed, your “fairness” is like a tic.

misterpeasea on August 3, 2012 at 11:46 AM

So far, Dems have

1) claimed Romney’s 1999 Bain departure makes him a felon
2) claimed Romney paid no taxes
3) claimed Adelson was involved in prostitution

Am I missing some things there?

2012 Dems are making the Birthers seem like reasonable people with a plausible complaint.

TallDave on August 3, 2012 at 11:49 AM

The attack on Adelson falls into the same category as the demonization of the Koch brothers for their funding of conservative activism. It’s designed to intimidate them — and others who might want to get involved in politics — out of the public sphere. (That’s not an impulse limited to the Left, either; the Right has George Soros as its bête noir, for example.)

This is a disgusting comparison. The democratics’ favorite Nazi stooge George Soros helped the Nazis bundle Jews off to the concentration camps and furnaces. Adelson and the Koch brothers are fine upstanding citizens compared to the piece of human waste Soros.

slickwillie2001 on August 3, 2012 at 11:51 AM

It’s their SOP.

Chick-fil-A vandalized overnight.

Flora Duh on August 3, 2012 at 11:33 AM

B-bu-but I thought their campaign was all about “love”?

Trafalgar on August 3, 2012 at 11:52 AM

B-bu-but I thought their campaign was all about “love”?

Trafalgar on August 3, 2012 at 11:52 AM

The true idiocy of this stuff is they can’t preach “love” without all the hate.

Happy Nomad on August 3, 2012 at 12:00 PM

@lea: Falsity – and harm – are not enough, legally speaking. Is Adelson ready to prove they deliberately or recklessly recirculated false allegations for presumably political purposes? Color me skeptical.

I do regularly get the impression that political consultants will say or recommend saying anything, but I couldn’t prove it in court.

Seth Halpern on August 3, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Please sue the crap out of the DCCC Mr. Sheldon Adelson.

Oh and I heard through many credible sources that Harry Reid is a pederast.

jukin3 on August 3, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Notice how the Dems (Harry Reid) have moved the venue of attacks from the media to the Senate Floor where they are “protected”.

Mitch McConnell needs to take that same Senate floor and demand that Reid use his uh, fevered imagination to create and pass a budget. Or something like a budget. Maybe a list of line items with values attached to them? Or something. It’s only been – what – 2 years or 3 years since we’ve seen one of those thingys.

What does it say about the Democrat party when the Senate Majority leader is, instead of drafting and passing budgets, producing crackpot allegation based on shadowy un-named source on the Senate floor as unemployment and food stamp usage sky rockets.

Way to go, Harry! You’re a real profile in public service.

LetsBfrank on August 3, 2012 at 12:10 PM

slightly O/T, but did you see the O.J. Simpson “fan” on Hannity last night. He was outrageously outraged at Dan Cathy of Chick Fil ‘A, and he seemingly HATES people who are HATERS because they don’t agree gay marriage.

If he was stamping out evil, I’d want him on my team . . . but he kept using the Bible as the “hammer” of his argument that “the BIBLE” was used to oppress women, “the BIBLE” was used by the Klan to justify itself, etc.

Hannity and the smart Fox-babe were silent on the attack of the Bible. Oh, she did utter a peep at the end that it the Bible stood on its own.

williampeck1958 on August 3, 2012 at 12:13 PM

SUE THEM!

Otherwise, next week, they’ll pull the same crap again on someone else, then scream DON’T THINK ABOUT PINK ELEPHANTS!

NAIL THEM TO THE WALL!

GarandFan on August 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Bingo!

They need to set an example. When is the right going to stop playing nice guy only to get slandered again?

plutorocks on August 3, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Say, do political organizations save their texts and emails?

Seth Halpern on August 3, 2012 at 12:25 PM

DCCC to Sheldon Adelson: Hey, sorry for calling you a pimp…
…and all those socialist media sources that plastered “Adelson is a pimp” all over their papers, blogs and “news”-casts will now do the same for the retraction of this phony claim. (NB: please don’t hold your breath waiting for that to happen.)

TeaPartyNation on August 3, 2012 at 12:25 PM

call Reids office and ask if Alice, the goat, has been freed yet…..they’ll know what it means……they’re getting calls about it now.

t8stlikchkn on August 3, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Yes, sue them!
For all the above reasons, and because every dollar they spend defending themselves in court is a dollar they can’t spend on lying attack ads.

Dexter_Alarius on August 3, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Those sorry Republicans. It’s not like Obama would take money from a gay porn king or anything…oh wait. Never mind.

tims472 on August 3, 2012 at 12:32 PM

The money it would cost to pursue a long, tedious lawsuit is pocket change to Adelson. Conversely, this is not the kind of money the DCCC wants to fritter away on what was a stupid idea in the first place.

MikeinPRCA on August 3, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Well it’s up to Adelson if he wants to make this as personal (or political) as some of you guys are doing. Last I heard he was still basically just a successful businessman, not Ariel Sharon, but you never know.

Seth Halpern on August 3, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Take ‘em down. Sue ‘em for every penny they have — they’ve already admitted culpability.

cthulhu on August 3, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Man, the more I found about this Adelson fellow, the more I like him!

Good guy. And this here is just gravy.

avgjo on August 3, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Man, the Democrat party needs to send Obama out on the next train and never let him come back.

I think it was Rush that made the claim that Obama would destroy the Democrat party, and watching what is going on now, he may very well get close to doing that.

Obama has absolutely no record to run on…and as such the Democrat party has no record to run on.
So they have to come up with stuff to attack other politicians as well as private individuals…..like Adelson.
And Harry Reid twice the other day claiming Romney is a felon….for not paying taxes.

Pretty funny to watch this happen…..

MityMaxx on August 3, 2012 at 1:19 PM

I usually do not support suing people for some things… in this instance though, I hope this guy takes them to the cleaners! if you dont put a stop to it now, it will never stop. We are seeing what Harry is doing to Mittens… same concept in my eyes. We also saw this in the Shooting a few weeks ago in the Theater…. some moron on TV looking for some political gain decides to smear someone and a political party that they do not like without any kind of punishments.

watertown on August 3, 2012 at 1:37 PM

call Reids office and ask if Alice, the goat, has been freed yet…..they’ll know what it means……they’re getting calls about it now.

t8stlikchkn on August 3, 2012 at 12:25 PM

I’m intrigued…spill the beans

DanMan on August 3, 2012 at 1:53 PM

I suspect that the DCCC realized that Adelson would, in fact, sue and then there could be the discovery process — which might turn up all kinds of interesting things about the DCCC, which might be worse. Obviously Adelson would be aware of discovery and would take that into account so if he sued he’d be okay with that.

Since law suits do move slowly, this could hang over the DCCC for years after the 2012 election, if it is not nipped right away.

Russ808 on August 3, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Who is responsible for what the DC3 says? Let me restate that. Is there anyone responsible enough to stand up and take full responsibility for Chinese mob and a prostitution ring slur?

This is strait from the DCCC web page.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House. The DCCC is the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way.

Supporting the DCCC is the single most effective step you can take to continue leading our country in a new direction. By fighting to retake the Democratic Majority in 2012 through protecting our Democratic members and electing new Democrats to Congress we can keep moving America forward.

Typical “we’re a great party – yada, yada – give us protection money or we won’t move forward.

DCCC Leadership Roles
Rep. Steve Israel (D – NY), Committee Chair
Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA), National Chair for Recruiting and Candidate Services
Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), Frontline Program Chair
Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Red to Blue Program Chair
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Red to Blue Program Chair
Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Women LEAD Co-Chair
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), Women LEAD Co-Chair
Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), DCCC National Finance Chair

Additional DCCC Leadership
Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY),DCCC National Finance Chair
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), DCCC National Community Outreach Chair
Rep. Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR), DCCC National Community Mobilization Chair
Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), DCCC Native American Council Co-Chair
Rep. John Carney (D-DE), DCCC Business Council Co-Chair
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), DCCC Latino Council Co-Chair
Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), DCCC Jewish Outreach Council Co-Chair
Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA), DCCC Defense Council Chair
Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), DCCC GLBT Council Honorary Chair
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), DCCC New Americans Council Chair and New Majority Council Chair
Rep. George Miller (D-CA), DCCC Labor Council Honorary Chair
Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), DCCC Business Council Co-Chair
Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA), DCCC Labor Council Co-Chair and Latino Council Co-Chair
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), DCCC Jewish Outreach Council Co-Chair
Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH), DCCC Labor Council Co-Chair
Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN), DCCC Native American Council Co-Chair

Additional House Democratic Leadership for the 111th Congress
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Democratic Leader
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Democratic Whip
Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), Assistant to the Democratic Leader

Democratic Caucus Leadership
Rep. John Larson (D-CT), Democratic Caucus Chair
Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair

So one of the above or some or all should be (drum roll) held accountable?
I added the (D-XX) so you would know what state they represented. That was left out on all but two of the DC3 reps. Why do the dems leave out the party and who they represent?

HHW on August 3, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I see another tactic at work here. The media, in reporting this story, is going all out to reference “prostitution” multiple times in every single article they write about it. Politico was especially bad about this – they had a couple of stories about the DCCC apology, and in the course of their “reporting” managed to work in the words “Adelson” and “prostitution” about a half a dozen times in each.

The DCCC is backing off and relying on the media to continue to cement the smear to Adelson. The standards for proving libel are much higher for the media, and it’s much harder to prove libel since they can piously claim that they’re “just reporting the story in the best way we can.” They have a lot more leeway in doing what’s needed to make the smear stick.

Gator Country on August 3, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Oh please, please , please sue the DCCC. Tie them up in nots and force them to pull money out of the campaign and give it to the lawyers. I could think of no more effective tactic to cripple the Democrats.

LCT688 on August 4, 2012 at 12:02 AM