Apparently there is a rumor flying around that Sen. Menendez hired prostitutes while touring the Caribbean and it's being pushed on Drudge. I have a few things to say about this. First of all it's by the guy Tucker Carlson who got his ass kicked by Jon Stewart and no longer has a job. He is desperate to hype up some breaking news because he is irrelevant, so I would take this news with a grain of salt. But, at the same time, I wouldn't discount it completely, because they were right about Anthony Weiner before.
In either case, this whole thing is stupid. First of all, Menendez is crushing his opposition right now, and things aren't going to move too much in a few days. Second, New Jersians right now care about what their politicians do for them, and Obama and co. are showing how good they are at handling the storm. Third, I don't even think Menendez is married, Wikipedia says that he is divorced. So, basically conservatives are accusing Menendez of being attracted to women. Whoop-de-doo. As long as he didn't use tax payer money for his trysts- who cares.
If anyone thinks this will alter the all important 24hr news cycle, it won't. Sandy and its devastation are more important. This is just utter desperation, and I think liberal pundits in the media would be happy to talk about Vitter if they dare bring up sex scandals.
Btw, if you don't want to go to Drudge, you can see it here: its all rumors at this point I think: http://minx.cc/...
Edit: point of this diary is not to spread a rumor. It's to get ahead of a story in the last days before an election, this thing is being spread by Drudge, so even if we don't believe it we should take the story seriously. Let's keep some cool heads.
Edit: So I'm hearing different things about who the Senator is. But if I scooped Drudge, my life would be complete! I didn't expect this diary to receive so much controversy or attention, I was just detailing my thoughts on what I heard.
I'm up late tonight studying, anyway, so I'll update this diary immediately.
Republicans like S.E. Cupp seem to think it is Menendez too. I hope though her source isn't me!
FINAL UPDATE: The Daily Caller confirms that the accusation is against Sen. Menendez. There seems to be NO TRUTH to the rumor that the prostitutes are under-aged.
http://theothermccain.com/... another source