(Bob Packwood R-Oregon Alias: Mondo Johnson) With all the current goings on with the Burris scandal, I was reminded that D.C. is just the place whe
February 25, 2009

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(Bob Packwood R-Oregon Alias: Mondo Johnson)

With all the current goings on with the Burris scandal, I was reminded that D.C. is just the place where scandal is the sort of "velcro suit" for odd behavior, odd ideas and perceived impunity.

I didn't single out the Bob Packwood sex scandal for any special focus. He sort of popped off the shelf as a reminder that scandals are a dime a dozen in the wonderful world of politics - DC is just rife with them, the heady atmosphere of power is an aphrodisiac for some, a "gentlemen, start your engines" for others. Bob and his wandering hands is just one of thousands.

And we are there.

"I am accused of kissing women . . .on occasion of perhaps over eagerly kissing women, and that is the crime. Not drugging, not robbing . . .kissing"

Um . . yeah, well, 10,000 pages of "just kissing" he forgets to mention the groping, fondling, stalking, "not-taking-no-for-an-answer" situations that kept popping over a period of twenty or so years.

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