The Other McCain

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Posted on | November 1, 2012 | 13 Comments

The campaign of Joe Kyrillos, New Jersey Republican candidate for Senate, has issued a statement regarding the accusations that Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) had sex with prostitutes during trips to the Dominican Republic:

“Like the recent Secret Service sex scandal in Colombia, the allegations reported today are deeply disturbing and raise serious questions,” said Kyrillos Campaign Communications Director Meaghan Cronin. “Senator Menendez must do the right thing and help settle this matter by immediately releasing his schedule and travel documents from the time the alleged incidents occurred. The people of New Jersey deserve answers today.”

In a brief telephone conversation, Ms. Cronin said the Kyrillos campaign had no forewarning of the Menendez scandal: “We were as shocked as everybody else.”

UPDATE: Kerry Picket of The Washington Times reminds us how Menendez responded to accusations that Secret Service agents had sex with prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia: “If the facts are true, they should all be fired. The reality  is is that the secret service not only protects the president of the United  States, they represent the United States of America. They were on duty. If the  facts are true as we are reading in the press, they shouldn’t have a job.”

Veteran Republican operative Roger Stone predicts, “More hookers engaged by Sen. Bob Menendez will surface shortly,” and adds this accusation: “Menendez fundraiser/donor imported hookers from Miami for Sen. Bob Menendez.” If Stone is correct, it would appear that the allegations reported by Matthew Boyle of the Daily Caller are part of a larger pattern of behavior by the New Jersey Democrat.

UPDATE II: While mocking the video interview with the prostitutes posted at the Daily Caller, Betsy Rothstein of Fishbowl DC writes:

Come on, when does a Washington sex scandal stop being entertaining? Just about never.

This is an important point: Sex scandals have a sort of intrinsic readership value that tends to negate the usual liberal bias of journalists. And the fact that Menendez is from New Jersey makes this story of interest to the always scandal-hungry New York tabloid press.




  1. Rob Crawford
    November 1st, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

    “More hookers engaged by Sen. Bob Menendez will surface shortly”

    Not if the concrete holds.

  2. Mike Rogers
    November 1st, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    You’d think NJ voters would learn by now that voting Dem leads to corruption and scandal.

  3. EarlScruggs
    November 1st, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    In the pursuit of SEO, it seems that the obvious question that should be asked in your post is “WHERE ARE THE NUDE PHOTOS OF MENENDEZ HOOKERS?”

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    November 1st, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

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  5. MarkReardon
    November 1st, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    He’s from Jersey, so the voter outrage won’t be that he used hookers, it’ll be that he stiffed them. The cheap bastige!

  6. M. Thompson
    November 1st, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with giving a girl a bit of cash in exchange for her time and company. The real sin is stiffing them.

    Shows no concern what so ever about the working woman.

    November 1st, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    […] allegations against New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez have caused the Democrat’s challenger, Republican Joe Kyrillos, to demand that Menendez release his travel records. There are important questions about […]

  8. Dan Collins
    November 1st, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    He’s planning on riding out this storm.

    November 1st, 2012 @ 3:42 pm

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  10. Bob Belvedere
    November 1st, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

    However, this is not the kind of riding he, apparently, enjoys.

  11. Peabody
    November 2nd, 2012 @ 1:41 am

    Obama Lied about sending help. He was packing his suitcase for his trip to Las Vegas Benghazi Libya.

    Obama is responsible for the four dead Americans in Benghazi Libya.

  12. Peabody
    November 2nd, 2012 @ 1:44 am

    Free Rat Killer from Mother Nature

    Rats die in NY Subways

    How many Rats have died in the flooded subways of NY LOL

  13. SDN
    November 2nd, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    But he couldn’t have stiffed them; there’s not enough Viagra in Creation…..