Monday, October 13, 2008

Democrat's ugly (alleged) mistress

Say what you will about Eliot Spitzer, but at least he lost his career over a hot hooker, whereas Rep. Tim Mahoney (D-FL) is crashing and burning because of a post-menopausal Hill staffer:
West Palm Beach Congressman Tim Mahoney (D-FL), whose predecessor resigned in the wake of a sex scandal, agreed to a $121,000 payment to a former mistress who worked on his staff and was threatening to sue him, according to current and former members of his staff who have been briefed on the settlement, which involved Mahoney and his campaign committee.
Mahoney, who is married, also promised the woman, Patricia Allen, a $50,000 a year job for two years at the agency that handles his campaign advertising, the staffers said.
Associated Press:
[T]he congressman began his affair with Patricia Allen, 50, in 2006 while he was campaigning for Congress, promising to return morals to Washington. . . .
Friends of Allen's told ABC News that she wanted to end the affair, but Mahoney threatened to fire her is she did so.
This is not a sex scandal. A sex scandal requires a $300-an-hour hooker, an Argentinian stripper or a 19-year-old intern. When a congressman is exposed for an affair with an unattractive 50-year-old staffer, that's a stupid scandal, not a sex scandal.

Whatever you say about Patricia Allen, she's certainly no Ashley Alexandra Dupre. At $300 an hour, and four hours per "date," Mahoney could have had Spitzer's hooker 100 times. So Mahoney is not only an adulterer, he's a stupid adulterer.


  1. "... an unattractive 50-year-old staffer... a stupid scandal, not a sex scandal."

    And, with that, you lose me as a reader.

  2. "...a stupid adulterer."

    There are other kinds?