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George Allen's Desperation Hits TILT!

by Taylor Marsh

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Evidently, the Allen campaign doesn't have enough to do. I guess when you can't afford to have your own candidate open his mouth it makes for dull days. So they've taken to reading old Webb books for fun. I guess all my posts on Allen's racism have finally made them crack.

But releasing this in a public press release?

- A Sense of Honor: "Nurse Goodbody, dark and voluptuous (Lenahan had forgotten her actual name, it was something long and Italian), was a bedtime friend to many of the doctors in Bethesda. She had hinted to Lenahan that she simply could not contain herself. Doctors tending to patients, she explained, aroused her. Morphine Mary (again Lenahan could not remember her exact name) was a thin, nervous drill sergeant type, a disciplinarian who did not allow her patients even to complain. Lenahan was convinced that Morphine Mary did not even sleep with her husband. She wasn't bad looking, he mused again, staring at her thin frame. If she'd just get laid every now and then she'd mellow out and stop being such a damn witch." (p. 164) (Lenahan brings Goodbody home with him and has sex, pp. 188-190)

Prentice-Hall, New York, 1981 (hardcover)
Bantam, New York, 1982 (Mass-Market paperback edition), p. 164
Trade paperback edition, Bluejacket Books, 1995, p. 164
Quote is from fourth para in Part 3, "Chapter 4:1600"

Yeah, there's nothing like a good, hard bedding to make the bitch go out of me. Oops! Did I say that or was it my husband?

Allen is so earnest. It's an insult to any woman who's ever read a romance novel (aka women's smut).

John McCain thought Webb's books were great.

Hmmm.... but this reminds me of something, what is it? Can't quite think of it... coming to me... Oh yeah, Dick Cheney's chief of staff, I. Scooter Libby.

"At age ten the madam put the child in a cage with a bear trained to couple with young girls so the girls would be frigid and not fall in love with their patrons. They fed her through the bars and aroused the bear with a stick when it seemed to lose interest."

Republican Porn - The Apprentice, by Lewis Libby

George Allen's press release has everything but Libby's bears.

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And who can forget Lynne Cheney's classic lesbian lover scenes? Use your imagination.

It's a judgment alert. Why would you release this into the public in a press release? Desperation, baby, it's ugly in the light. It's also not for public consumption. Bad call, George, though highly entertaining.

- Taylor Marsh