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Apart from the food, there
wasn’t much grilling going on at
a small dinner party at Morty’s
hosted by investigative reporter
Dan Moldea for Deborah Jeane
Palfrey – a.k.a. “The D.C. Madam.”
Moldea is aiding Larry Flynt in his search for anyone with proof of illicit intimate affairs undertaken by high-ranking politicians who
don’t exactly practice what they preach – and Palfrey’s client list may prove a fertile resource. (Flynt has a million bucks on the table for anyone that comes forward.)
Accompanied by her attorney
Montgomery Blair Sibley, she said
that Washingtonians were nice to her despite the maelstrom of activity surrounding her stay at the Mayflower. Accused of allegedly
running a D.C. prostitution ring out of California, the logical question is what would happen if Palfrey returned a call, accidentally dialed the wrong number, and you ended up on “The List?” “No problem,” said Moldea. “Unless the person is a public figure engaging in political hypocrisy, it goes into the shredder.” Translation: a lot of lucky folks out there who are probably “off the hook,” so to speak.

The Democratic leadership clocked a lot of
overtime before adjourning for August recess, including a 90th birthday bash/fundraiser forThe Texas Observer in honor of Bernard “B” Rapoport at the home of Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Sharon Rockefeller. As Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi noticed, there were more congressional members at the party than on the floor, including Tom Harkin, Joe Lieberman, Rep. Chet Edwards and
Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Keeping the evening light, Sen. Ted Kennedy quipped: “The only thing I can’t stand about Rockefeller are
people that get ahead because of their famous name.” While the Dems lost the vote that night during a session coinciding with the party, guests were reminded of a Rapoport childhood saying referring to having it all: “If I won all the marbles, I had no one to play with.”


The launch of Robert Novak’s memoir The
Prince of Darkness was celebrated at the

Army Navy Club on July 19 by a conservative crowd. “I want to thank everyone for coming tonight,” said Novak. “I particularly want to thank Vice President Dick Cheney. Somebody said they saw us
standing together and dubbed us the prince of darkness and Darth Vader.”
To call Novak the prince of darkness is an understatement, even by his own
admission. A week later when Newt Gingrich spoke at a luncheon he
referred to Novak as someone who was once a good reporter but now
just a personality – a thought which Novak admitted to finding amusing
since it was the first time anyone thought he had a personality. Guests
included Arnaud de Borchgrave,Lynne Cheney, Josh Bolton, Chris
Wallace and Al Hunt.

Sen. Joe Biden announced his second presidential bid in January.
Is it better the second time around? If you attended his book launch for
Promises to Keep, you would think so. “In the 11 years I have been in
the senate, I have not met anyone who has enriched me as much –
personally and professionally – as Joe Biden,” claimed republican Sen. Chuck Hagel., adding, “I don’t know what the hell party I belong to
anymore.” Biden snapped back, suggesting that he would have chosen Hagel to be his vice president – until he realized that may not be the best thing to do to a friend. Flanked by his family, Biden recalled his bout with brain aneurisms, during which time he told his children what he wanted on his tombstone. “Son, brother, husband, father and ... athlete.” To which he imagined his brothers responding: “Delusional to the end.”
Time will tell.


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