I can't necessarily blame the average American for dismissing the story, as the only places that reported on New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez's (D-La Raza) penchant for literally and figuratively screwing teenage hookers were the Daily Caller, Breitbart, and a few wacky right-wing blogs. Like this one.
But now that the FBI is raiding Menendez's buddies....the mainstream media may actually have to report on it (something they have assiduously refused to do). The Daily Caller:
FBI agents have raided the West Palm Beach, Fla. eye clinic owned by Dr. Salomon Melgen, the wealthy donor to New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez who allegedly procured prostitutes for him — some of them as young as 16 — during trips to the Dominican Republic.
The Miami Herald reported that federal agents lined up vans outside the Melgen Eye Center late Tuesday night to haul away evidence in the case.
Melgen, 58, is believed to have flown Menendez in his private jet to the Dominican Republic on several occasions for alcohol-fueled sex parties featuring prostitutes.
In case you haven't been keeping up, or you're too lazy to click the links, here's the best part:
The women appeared in videotaped interviews with the help of a translator. Each said she was promised $500 to sleep with the New Jersey lawmaker, but was ultimately paid only $100.
Additional confirmation came from a Dominican government official who told TheDC that Menendez frequents “sex, hookers and drinking” parties in the Caribbean nation.
Not only did Senator Menendez have sex with teenage girls, he refused to pay them what he promised.
What a scumbag.
I don't believe that a Democratic Senator has ever given up their position of power due to a morally shameful act, but with the FBI also investigating Menendez's campaign finances, he may not have any choice.
Which leads me to wonder who New Jersey's next Senator will be. Chris Christie can appoint one until the next scheduled election, and if he wants a prayer of winning the Republican nomination, it has got to be an "R".
You heard it here first: The next Senator from New Jersey will be State Senator Joe Kyrillos, who ran against Menendez in vain last year. He's an an honest man and a solid conservative, who also happened to be a big part of Christie's 2009 campaign for governor. He wouldn't have a lot of time to make a name for himself, but a tax-cutting Senator from a taxed-to-death blue state certainly is capable of making some waves...
That is, unless Obama squashes the FBI investigation. He is first and foremost..a Chicago politician, after all....