The obligatory “Drudge teasing political sex scandal story” post

posted at 10:00 pm on October 31, 2012 by Allahpundit

People have been e-mailing for the past hour wondering if it’s The One. C’mon — President Spock, caught in a sex scandal? He’s years away from his next pon farr.

It’s not him:

SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN…

STORY SAID TO INVOLVE POWERFUL SENATOR, SOURCES TELL DRUDGE. DAILY CALLER PLANS LATE NIGHT RELEASE…

That second line appeared on Drudge’s site only within the past half hour or so. Before it did, Ace posted that he’d also heard tonight about a sex scandal involving a senator — a Democratic senator — that was set to pop soon. Follow the link for details. Spitzer’s meltdown would be hard to top, but if the allegations are true, this would do it. No word on whether it’s someone who’s up for reelection but it’s hard to resist jumping to that conclusion given the timing.

That’s all there is right now. While we wait, via Breitbart, here’s a visit from the Ghost of Sex Scandals Past. Evidently the GOP wants people to know that rape and incest “are not problems” anymore. Thank goodness he informed me of this before election day.


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John ” Can I get me a hooker here ” Kerry?

bayview on October 31, 2012 at 10:40 PM

“why did Obama have a wedding band in his college pictures?”

faraway on October 31, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Because he believed in same-sex marriage even back then.

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 10:41 PM

It can’t be Ted Kennedy. He’s been sober for 3 years now.

VorDaj on October 31, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Thread winner.

Republican on October 31, 2012 at 10:41 PM

I wish HotAir,Breitbart.com,DailyCaller,NRO,Redstate & others would coordinate like the MSM and really dig up the dirt.

I am tired of losing with dignity.

I want liberal destruction!

I want it at any means!

portlandon on October 31, 2012 at 10:41 PM

It can’t be Ted Kennedy. He’s been sober for 3 years now.

VorDaj on October 31, 2012 at 10:34 PM

+1 Cold and sober

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 10:41 PM

First, (and we’re assuming here) he ain’t up for re-election. And second, you want Schumer as the majority leader?

Lanceman on October 31, 2012 at 10:36 PM

I know he’s not up, but it could affect the presidential campaign since Nevada’s in play for president, and it could depress D votes there. Plus, if it’s Reid, it could have an effect in the other close senatorial races, depressing D votes there as well.

TXUS on October 31, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Anyone else have Dailycaller up in another window and refreshing every 30 seconds?

portlandon on October 31, 2012 at 10:39 PM

I do and if this is another dud like that scam Drudge and Tucker pulled on us with that 2007 video of King Obama, they both get removed from my bookmarks.

JPeterman on October 31, 2012 at 10:41 PM

John ” Can I get me a hooker here ” Kerry?

bayview on October 31, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Come clean off my screen!

Lanceman on October 31, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Anyone else have Dailycaller up in another window and refreshing every 30 seconds?

portlandon on October 31, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Waves hand.
Can’t stay up too late, tonight !
C’mon, already !!

pambi on October 31, 2012 at 10:42 PM

We’re they Libyan Hookers?

Was it Vera Baker? She’s in the Bahamas right?

PappyD61 on October 31, 2012 at 10:43 PM

portlandon on October 31, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Ha. and drudge and ace. This is what happens when Halloween is on a school night.

txmomof6 on October 31, 2012 at 10:43 PM

John ” Can I get me a hooker here ” Kerry?

bayview on October 31, 2012 at 10:40 PM

So the 2004 Dem Ticket was the Cheaters ticket?

portlandon on October 31, 2012 at 10:43 PM

if it’s Reid, it could have an effect in the other close senatorial races, depressing D votes there as well.

TXUS on October 31, 2012 at 10:41 PM

I just don’t see how any ‘rat’s indescretions could possibly hurt anything except in the case of a McCaskill, Sherrod Brown or Bill Nelson. And then only their individual candidacies.

Lanceman on October 31, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Waves hand.
Can’t stay up too late, tonight !
C’mon, already !!

pambi on October 31, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Me 2, my bedtime is soon…

MGardner on October 31, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Tantalizingly teasing and seriously scandalously scandalous…

Scrumpy on October 31, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I remember about 4-5 years back..
pics of J Kerry
at a party with a bunch a young college chicks and he was trashed and drinking out of a peeeenis straw with them..

bazil9 on October 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM

I do and if this is another dud like that scam Drudge and Tucker pulled on us with that 2007 video of King Obama, they both get removed from my bookmarks.

JPeterman on October 31, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Ditto.

This is their last chance. They screw this up – especially this close to the election – their credibility goes straight down the crapper.

That said, an eleventh hour development cost us Ted Stevens’ seat four years ago, so that senator had better pray they’re not 1) running for re-election this year or 2) Harry Reid.

KingGold on October 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Evening all!! :-)

Scrumpy on October 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM

I wish HotAir,Breitbart.com,DailyCaller,NRO,Redstate & others would coordinate like the MSM and really dig up the dirt.

I am tired of losing with dignity.

I want liberal destruction!

I want it at any means!

portlandon on October 31, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Sort of a conservative JournOlist? It’s time for us to fight fire with fire.

midgeorgian on October 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Harry Reid and under aged boys?

bayview on October 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Okay, what’s the origin of the Menendez talk I keep hearing?

Kyrillos is just good enough that he could pull it out with this scandal… except for the fact that I expect that the voters of New Jersey have far more in the forefront of their minds leading to this election…

Gingotts on October 31, 2012 at 10:46 PM

I remember about 4-5 years back..
pics of J Kerry
at a party with a bunch a young college chicks and he was trashed and drinking out of a peeeenis straw with them..

bazil9 on October 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Hope it wasn’t still attached.

GrannyDee on October 31, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Evening all!! :-)

Scrumpy on October 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Norm!!!

Gohawgs on October 31, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Her name was Lola…she was a showgirl…

I was gonna say these Dems need a hobby…but evidently they had one.

kingsjester on October 31, 2012 at 10:47 PM

bazil9 on October 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Eeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwww make me spit up why don’tcha!! lol…

Scrumpy on October 31, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I remember about 4-5 years back..
pics of J Kerry
at a party with a bunch a young college chicks and he was trashed and drinking out of a peeeenis straw with them..

bazil9 on October 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM

4-5 years ago, eh? Was Ted there, because if he wasn’t then it’s a photoshop…

Gingotts on October 31, 2012 at 10:47 PM

My gut tells me it will be big, but it will come in a nearly un-winnable race. Like Richard Blumenthal lying about serving in Vietnam.

midgeorgian on October 31, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I do and if this is another dud like that scam Drudge and Tucker pulled on us with that 2007 video of King Obama, they both get removed from my bookmarks.

JPeterman on October 31, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Yeah. It’s ridiculous.

The worst for me was when Erik Erickson at Redstate said he had a huge story that would exonerate Nikki Haley against Will Folks. Then admitted it was a hoax.

Redstate got deleted from my bookmarks that very minute.

portlandon on October 31, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Koz leaning towards Menendez…

wargamer6 on October 31, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Can’t seem to get Hillbuzz to load… Um, you know what I mean.

Fallon on October 31, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I wouldn’t be surprised if it were Sheldon Whitehouse of RI, he’s pretty smarmy. But this story is apparently about a prominent Democratic Senator, and Whitehouse doesn’t really fit there. Chuck Schumer was the first name to come to mind, he has a history of getting involved with his staff’s personal lives, being quite the matchmaker. It wouldn’t be out of character for him to matchmake himself too.

Bill Nelson could be a possibility too, Sherrod Brown isn’t high profile enough I don’t think. Kerry wouldn’t do it because to do so would jeopardize his ticket to wealth via his wife, Harry Reid doesn’t seem the type to me.

Baucus comes to mind too, but I’d be pretty surprised. Dick Blumenthal is definitely smarmy enough to do it, and he’s already lied about serving in Vietnam, this is totally something he’d do.

vegconservative on October 31, 2012 at 10:48 PM

bazil9 on October 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM

There was story of John F’ing Kerry trying to give Dana Delany some private insight about Vietnam.

bayview on October 31, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Hello, Scrumper.

Lanceman on October 31, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Hi Scrumpy. Hope you’re doing ok.

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 10:49 PM

It’s McCaskill.

Vince on October 31, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Though I have to get up early-All Saints Day.Gotta go to Mass before work-I took Friday off for my anniversary. I CAN stay up late.
*Wish they’d piss or get off the pot already, though*

annoyinglittletwerp on October 31, 2012 at 10:49 PM

It can’t be Ted Kennedy. He’s been sober for 3 years now.

VorDaj on October 31, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Does this involve a sandwich?

faraway on October 31, 2012 at 10:49 PM

“why did Obama have a wedding band in his college pictures?”

faraway on October 31, 2012 at 10:39 PM

That ring, IIRC, is a Muslim ring, with writings from the Quran on it, about Allah, etc. He was constantly ridiculed about wearing a wedding ring, while single in college and law school. He wore it as a nun wears one, married to her Savior.

TXUS on October 31, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Koz leaning towards Menendez…

wargamer6 on October 31, 2012 at 10:47 PM

A lot of people on twitter are hearing it’s him.

midgeorgian on October 31, 2012 at 10:50 PM

I don’t see how a hooker scandal with a politician in a deep blue state will matter this close to an election. How much ground could a challenger reasonably make up with this?

txmomof6 on October 31, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Found it…
Caution..not for the weak.

Kerry drink’n with the peeeenis straw chicks.

Our Govt at work
and he came thiiiiiiis close to CIC.
Like Silky Pony.

bazil9 on October 31, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Thinking it’s Harry Reid is like trying to imagine your grandparents having sex. Gag me with a spoon…

bofh on October 31, 2012 at 10:51 PM

All mouth and no trousers…hmmmmmmm spill the beans already will ya Drudge!!

I am doing good thanks

Hiya Lanceman and Shadenfreude… :-)

Scrumpy on October 31, 2012 at 10:51 PM

The tops. A friend of mine keeps telling me that Eliot Spitzer was framed since he went after Wall Street corruption.

I just laugh at him. Poor, hard working fool.

If any of you have an answer for this, let me know.

For irony, consider that he used to be Paul Ryan’s boss.

IlikedAUH2O on October 31, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Scrumpy!!! You were last!

Bmore on October 31, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Just a weird little OT ..
We had an unusual amount of ‘trickers’ tonight .. ran outta candy … but, all parents heard ‘ don’t forget to vote’ !! from here.
;-)

pambi on October 31, 2012 at 10:51 PM

He must be in a ‘swing’ state

faraway on October 31, 2012 at 10:51 PM

It’s McCaskill.

Vince on October 31, 2012 at 10:49 PM

But she’s not “powerful”, just a shill. And, who would bed her?

TXUS on October 31, 2012 at 10:51 PM

A lot of people on twitter are hearing it’s him.

midgeorgian on October 31, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Are they offering proof of any kind? Source? Corroboration via a story or events?

If not, you can’t trust Twitter for anything.

KingGold on October 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

I hope it doesn’t have anything to do with Joe Biden’s load.

vcferlita on October 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

bluefox on October 31, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Bret Baeir mentioned that tonight on Special Report.

This might make a difference…Foley made a difference.

Terrye on October 31, 2012 at 10:30 PM

I saw that report also, but it’s not the one I’m talking about.
This: Secret leaked Libyan document reveals Al-Qaeda ‘brother’ put in control of U.S. Embassy in Tripoli
His name is Abdel Hakim Belhaj and he’s the guy Glenn Beck said we worked with to help oust Gaddafi and then worked with to help supply weapons to Syrian rebels.
http://www.therightscoop.com/secret-leaked-libyan-document-reveals-al-qaeda-brother-put-in-control-of-u-s-embassy-in-tripoli/

bluefox on October 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

He must be in a ‘swing’ state

faraway on October 31, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Brown.

Ohio.

Fingers crossed.

GrannyDee on October 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

pambi on October 31, 2012 at 10:51 PM

I spent 20 bucks on candy. We had 4 treaters. FOUR.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Scrumpy!!! You were last!

Bmore on October 31, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Hi Bmore :-) I was last? lol

Scrumpy on October 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

We all know if this were a Republican senator Gumby and the rest of the concern trolls would be talking about how this guarantees Obama’s re-election.

midgeorgian on October 31, 2012 at 10:53 PM

First, (and we’re assuming here) he ain’t up for re-election. And second, you want Schumer as the majority leader?

Lanceman

Drudge didn’t say the person was up for re-election. And if we take back the senate on Tuesday, Schumer won’t be an issue. If not, he can’t be any worse than Reid.

Having said that, I seriously doubt it is Reid. We can hope though. Romney could use Nevada’s help.

xblade on October 31, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Ah…I found the straw pics..
HA no likey..
Moderated..oh well.

If you dare see how we dodged another bullet and the scum
google JKerry and P straw images..

bazil9 on October 31, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Hillary was a Senator

faraway on October 31, 2012 at 10:53 PM

I have to think if it was anyone REALLY powerful it would have leaked by now and DC would have run with it.

Pilgrim on October 31, 2012 at 10:54 PM

since drudge said campaign and powerful senator, i made a list…in the second tier i mentioned Menendez…and sure enough the kozkidz are worried

http://www.dailykos.com/

are fretting about Menendez…but i doubt this is earth shattering

r keller on October 31, 2012 at 10:54 PM

bluefox on October 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Allah put a thread up over an hour ago about it.

JPeterman on October 31, 2012 at 10:54 PM

I spent 20 bucks on candy. We had 4 treaters. FOUR.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Try none, and I don’t even like chocolate.

sharrukin on October 31, 2012 at 10:54 PM

I spent 20 bucks on candy. We had 4 treaters. FOUR.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

No Trickers here tonight. Storm postponed us to Sunday, 6-8 pm.

GrannyDee on October 31, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Isn’t Menendez Laura Ingraham’s ex-boyfriend?

Mark1971 on October 31, 2012 at 10:54 PM

The worst for me was when Erik Erickson at Redstate said he had a huge story that would exonerate Nikki Haley against Will Folks. Then admitted it was a hoax.

Redstate got deleted from my bookmarks that very minute.

portlandon on October 31, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I guess I trusted them longer than you did.

For me, RedState got the ax the moment news came to light that Erickson was helping to sabotage House Republicans with their own RSC dues money, because he was throwing a tantrum over the debt deal.

Nobody who stabs Republicans in the back like that deserves even one second of attention.

KingGold on October 31, 2012 at 10:55 PM

It can’t be Ted Kennedy. He’s been sober for 3 years now.

VorDaj

Spit-take!

Knott Buyinit on October 31, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Isn’t Menendez Laura Ingraham’s ex-boyfriend?

Mark1971 on October 31, 2012 at 10:54 PM

No, that would be Olby.

Lanceman on October 31, 2012 at 10:55 PM

What if it involves Helen Thomas?

wargamer6 on October 31, 2012 at 10:55 PM

better link

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/31/1153436/-Menendez-Scandal

of course, sex scandal is a pretty big area…could be half the Senate

r keller on October 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM

bazil9 on October 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Eeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwww make me spit up why don’tcha!! lol…

Scrumpy on October 31, 2012 at 10:47 PM

LOL, hey if I’m gonna get sick..I need a friends to share with. :)
Hope your doing well scrumpadoo.

bazil9 on October 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM

GrannyDee on October 31, 2012 at 10:54 PM

hope y’all are okay.
I’m taking most of the ‘leftovers’ to work tomorrow and leaving them in the associate room. I also gave some to Spawn.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM

It would be hilarious if it was Sheldon Whitehouse.

Headline: “Whitehouse sex scandal with horses”

faraway on October 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM

I spent 20 bucks on candy. We had 4 treaters. FOUR.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

You’ll walk it off…

Gohawgs on October 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Are they offering proof of any kind? Source? Corroboration via a story or events?

If not, you can’t trust Twitter for anything.

KingGold on October 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Haven’t seen any prove, but it comes from semi-respected people not just the average Twitter user. Still though, it’s nothing but rumors.

midgeorgian on October 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM

It would be hilarious if it was Sheldon Whitehouse.

Headline: “Whitehouse sex scandal with horses”

faraway on October 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM

We should be so lucky.

KingGold on October 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM

wargamer6 on October 31, 2012 at 10:55 PM

OMG!! Doesn’t EVEN bare thinking about… yuck!!

Scrumpy on October 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM

For me, RedState got the ax the moment news came to light that Erickson was helping to sabotage House Republicans with their own RSC dues money, because he was throwing a tantrum over the debt deal.

Nobody who stabs Republicans in the back like that deserves even one second of attention.

KingGold on October 31, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Good lord. Who needs democrats when you have republicans like Erickson.

One more reason to never go back there.

portlandon on October 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Hey, Scrumpy!

Cody1991 on October 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM

wargamer6 on October 31, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Then, we will all hurl.

kingsjester on October 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Koz leaning towards Menendez…

wargamer6 on October 31, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Don’t they always?

predator on October 31, 2012 at 10:57 PM

The worst for me was when Erik Erickson at Redstate said he had a huge story that would exonerate Nikki Haley against Will Folks. Then admitted it was a hoax.

Redstate got deleted from my bookmarks that very minute.

portlandon on October 31, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I’m not a big fan of Palin, but I didn’t like how he mocked her. Wasn’t he also banning Romney supporters during the primaries?

JPeterman on October 31, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Hillary was a Senator

faraway on October 31, 2012 at 10:53 PM

So was Obama.

Terrye on October 31, 2012 at 10:57 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on October 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

We’ve had weird Halloweens like that, too… the past couple years, actually.
I should qualify my earlier statement … we ran out of the cheap, crappy candy !
NOBODY gets our Snickers !! ;-)

pambi on October 31, 2012 at 10:57 PM

pon farr

Conservatives think? Remember? Feel? Believe? Understand?

Is it not logical?

God Bless ALLAHPUNDIT

Thank you for asking on October 31, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I spent 20 bucks on candy. We had 4 treaters. FOUR.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 31, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Huh. Interesting. Apropos of nothing, how quickly do you think roughly $19.50 of candy would ship from Texas to New York?

Gingotts on October 31, 2012 at 10:57 PM

bazil9 on October 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Cooler than a cucumber :-)

Not gonna complain ‘cept ’bout politicians!!

Scrumpy on October 31, 2012 at 10:58 PM

TXUS on October 31, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Is that true?

bazil9 on October 31, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Gohawgs on October 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Cheap candy ain’t my thing. I prefer Ghirardelli…or Godiva.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 31, 2012 at 10:58 PM

It’s getting late out here in California… I need to know who it is!!

Khun Joe on October 31, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Try none, and I don’t even like chocolate.

sharrukin on October 31, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Not even the vanloads full of imports who don’t even bother to say Trick or Treat, just hold up their grocery sacks? They start showing up around here after the neighborhood kids have all gone to bed.

txmomof6 on October 31, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Okay, It’s Toricelli that was Ingraham’s boyfriend. I got my sleazy NJ politicians mixed up

Mark1971 on October 31, 2012 at 10:58 PM

What if it involves Helen Thomas?

wargamer6 on October 31, 2012 at 10:55 PM

I’ll lose my lunch.

predator on October 31, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Cody1991 on October 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Shout out!! :-) Hey there yourself…

Scrumpy on October 31, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I’m not a big fan of Palin, but I didn’t like how he mocked her. Wasn’t he also banning Romney supporters during the primaries?

JPeterman on October 31, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I was gonna mention that. I hate Erickson because he fills in for Boortz and bashes Palin. Piece of crap he is.

Lanceman on October 31, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Maybe it’s a fake NYT Paul Ryan sex scandal

faraway on October 31, 2012 at 10:58 PM

What if it involves Helen Thomas?

wargamer6 on October 31, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Its a old open secret that she was a sex partner of President James A Garfield.

portlandon on October 31, 2012 at 10:58 PM

hope y’all are okay.
I’m taking most of the ‘leftovers’ to work tomorrow and leaving them in the associate room. I also gave some to Spawn.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM

We’re good at our house, thank ALT. Huge oak tree came down, lots of branches front and back, but we didn’t lose power or have any damage to our house. About 15,000 homes in surrounding area still without power.

Could have been far worse.

GrannyDee on October 31, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Hey everyone! The story is up on the Daily Caller! LOL

terryannonline on October 31, 2012 at 10:36 PM

LMAO!!!!!

Colorado Anne on October 31, 2012 at 10:59 PM

LOL! I call a motion to the floor that this video officially be declared the Hot Gas counterpart to the Rick Roll.

Gingotts on October 31, 2012 at 10:27 PM

I’m in cause I’m still LMAO.

Jvette on October 31, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Haven’t seen any prove proof, but it comes from semi-respected people not just the average Twitter user. Still though, it’s nothing but rumors.

midgeorgian on October 31, 2012 at 10:56 PM

midgeorgian on October 31, 2012 at 10:59 PM

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