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Fueling the Fire
(or: The Breasts the brought down the Governor)

Posted by Matt Cipriano | 5 Comments

the girl who stole eliot spitzer's, uh, heartWhile I will not focus on the direct implications of the Spitzer Scandal, let’s call it HookerGate, I do like the peripheral reporting and news that it generates.

First, the NY Times has excellent coverage about everything you might want to ever know about ‘Kristen,’ a.k.a. Ashley Alexandra Dupre, yes, including her real name and her MySpace page. Let’s welcome the nations new Monica Lewinsky with open arms (never mind, that will cost extra). I have to ask though, was the MySpace page really necessary? Kind of seems like more of something that would go around the net and be posted on a bunch of blogs, did the NY Times really need to link to it? (of course I am just feeding into the frenzy). Can we also note the six fake Facebook pages created int he last 24 hours or so (all using pictures from her MySpace page) and that no one bothered to make a fake Friendster page for her (though talk about an impressive LinkedIn Network).

Next up we have a set of photos from NPR from Monday called Standing by Their Men. The images show images of politicians at their low points (Teddy Kennedy leaving court after pleading guilty, Nixon resigning, Marion Barry admitting his involvement in smoking crack, etc.) with their wives standing by the them during their moment of disgrace. An interesting set of pictures especially since most of the scandalized men are answering allegations that they were cheating on their wife. My favorite by far are the McGreevey’s who just look like they are having a blast. And, of course, guess who the last picture is of… Eliot and Silda standing side by side and looking none too pleased that she has to put on her game face to deal with this whole mess.

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5 Responses to “Fueling the Fire
(or: The Breasts the brought down the Governor)”

  1. Josh Friedlander
    March 13th, 2008 @

    This is our breast post to date.

  2. Eric Hazard
    March 13th, 2008 @

    You couldn’t help yourself, could you?

  3. Josh Friedlander
    March 13th, 2008 @

    No.

  4. Some guy
    March 13th, 2008 @

    The broad’s got nice cans.

  5. Harbuck
    May 13th, 2010 @

    Great post, man it has been a while since I had such a great read. Bookmarked! casino

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