If this is an October surprise, it’s coming in just under the wire. Matt Drudge on Wednesday night teased readers with the words, “Sex Scandal to Hit Campaign … Developing.” Those ellipses leave so much room for speculation. Is it a presidential campaign, necessarily?
That siren has been a bit disappointing lately. Perhaps it’s in the shop for recalibration. Any other guesses? Lots of money on an Obama/Christie bromance. Or is an old pro back to his old tricks?
Is is possible to suffer from sex scandal fatigue? It’s looking that way.
Happy Dirt Thursday! Drudge promises us the sex we’ve been missing.
Drudge adds that the scandal involves a “powerful senator” and says the Daily Caller (the source behind the “Obama’s Other Race Speech” siren) will have more details later tonight.
Do we have a winner? Many, including the Daily Kos, are guessing that the scandal involves New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez — although the “powerful senator” tease seems to be a stretch.
Menendez, the junior senator from New Jersey, is running for reelection against Republican Joseph Kyrillos. Ah, that powerful senator!
While we wait for Drudge to unleash the siren, here’s a fun video to pass the time — something about Secret Service agents and a Colombian prostitution scandal.
You know how it is on Dirt Thursday when you have to wait to tear the wrapping off the latest political sex scandal? So do these folks.
And there you have it:
Two women allege that Sen. Menendez paid them for sex in the Dominican Republic earlier this year. But he didn’t pay up everything he owed, they claim.
In interviews, the two women said they met Menendez around Easter at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000 acre resort in the Dominican Republic. They claimed Menendez agreed to pay them $500 for sex acts, but in the end they each received only $100.
Yes, that’s the same Sen. Menendez who called for Secret Service agents involved in the Colombian hooker scandal to be fired.