Did George W. Bush Have Sex with That Man, James Guckert?

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In 1998, Bill Clinton was impeached because of these 10 words:

I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Monica Lewinsky.

In 2003, New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey was forced to resign over a secret gay affair.

So what about George Bush and this man James Guckert (a.k.a. Jeff Gannon) - a $200/hour gay male prostitute? (See Monday's expose by John Aravosis of AmericaBlog.org)

Sooner or later, Washington will have to ask: Did George W. Bush Have Sex with That Man, James Guckert?

On January 26, George W. Bush called on Guckert/Gannon at one of Bush's rare press conferences, "bypassing dozens of far more experienced reporters" according to Joe Strupp of Editor & Publisher.

I guess that depends on the meaning of "experienced."

This was not Guckert/Gannon's first time near Bush. Guckert/Gannon was at other Bush press conferences and was called on by Bush once before. Moreover, Guckert/Gannon went to the White House nearly every day for nearly 2 years. Each time he went, he got specific permission from Scott McClellan's White House Press Office. And Guckert/Gannon went to Bush's White House Christmas Party.

How did a $200/hour gay male prostitute get near George W. Bush nearly every day for 2 years?

Don't tell me the Secret Service didn't know Guckert/Gannon's background. It took amateur bloggers at DailyKos about 5 minutes to find out Gannon owned male prostitution websites, and just two weeks for Aravosis to find out he was a $200/hour whore. I guarantee Scott McClellan and other top White House officials knew exactly who Guckert/Gannon was. According to RawStory.com, McClellan himself has been spotted at gay bars.

So how will the American people learn the sordid truth about Bush, the White House, and Guckert?

The Lying Right-Wing Media (LRWM) won't ask the question. According to those brave News Hounds who watch FOX so we won't have to, Gannon/Guckert's name has never even been mentioned on FOX. Just imagine the wall-to-wall coverage on FOX if this had happened in the CLINTON White House!

But we'll ask it - and we'll keep asking it until we get the truth.

Did George W. Bush - and/or other top White House officials - have sexual relations with that man, James Guckert?

Lest you think this is an absurd question, I'll refer you to the widespread rumors that Bush had a long-term sexual relationship with his Ambassador to Poland ("don't forget Poland!"), former Yale classmate and Knoxville Mayor Victor Ashe. As with every other Bush scandal (AWOL, Bulgegate, Harken Energy, etc.), the Victor Ashe scandal has been blacked out by the LRWM.

I'll also refer you to widespread rumors that GOP Chairman Ken Mehlman is gay. Why has DNC chair Howard Dean been put under a microscope by the LRWM, but not RNC chair Ken Mehlman? Surely a party which used homophobia to "win" the 2004 elections should explain how it could tolerate a gay chairman at the same time as it militantly opposes gay rights?

Finally, I'll refer you to the "call boys" scandal of the Reagan-Bush White House, which made the front page of the Washington Times in 1989. (Thanks Necco!)

Last week, we posted a petition for a Special Prosecutor for "Jeff Gannon." (So far, we've collected nearly 8,000 signatures - please sign it if you haven't yet.) Reps. Louise Slaughter and John Conyers asked Plame-gate Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to expand his investigation to include Guckert/Gannon's access to secret CIA documents about Valerie Plame. Fitzgerald has subpoena powers, so he'd have no trouble tracking down Guckert/Gannon's clients from his pager records.

Guckert/Gannon is at the center of what may be the biggest sex/spy scandal in American history.

Sooner or later, the truth shall set America free.

Update 11:47 a.m.:  Roderick Oglethorpe of The Conservative Voice is asking the right questions:

The bigger question is how did “Gannon” gain inside access to the White House only five days after Talon News Service was established? Was that long enough to run a background check? Did he have inside help? Did an earlier background check only turn up the problem that it would not look good if he were reporting for GOPUSA?

Finally there are the blackmail questions which exist for gays who are not “out of the closet”. Was Guckert blackmailing someone associated with the White House? Was somebody blackmailing Guckert or using Guckert’s services to blackmail someone else?

“Gannon” definitely got special treatment from the White House. So far the White House has denied this, saying anybody in a similar position could get daily press passes. Refusing to acknowledge his special treatment only leads to speculation that blackmail is somehow involved.

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Of course he did

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But that's nothing new he's screwed everybody else in America about 50 times or so already!

Religious Right like Dobson Supporting Homosexuals

As it keeps coming out that Xianity is dying in this country, isn't it funny that the people who are most angry about it, like James Dobson, also are the people most supportive of the gay republicans in office?

Why bother calling Dobson a Christian? Why not call him a gothi, or a witch, since his actions and support of the people in power are part of the reason people are leaving the church to begin with?

I read that 'Guckert' was the only compensated

'reporter' at Talon news. The rest were volunteers. I just thought that was interesting.

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

The BIG question is

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How did a $200.00 per hour gay male prostitute get near GEORGE W. BUSH and POOFIE KARL everyday for two years??

Not that there's anything wrong with that.........

YYYYYEEEEEEAAAAAARRRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!!

It's not like the republicans (or a Bush)

haven't been caught up in scandal like this before. Look up 'Franklin Coverup.'

'I did not have sex with that man, Mr. Bulldog!'

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

Write to the main stream press

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We really need to hammer the main stream press on this. Virtually none of them are talking about it.

"I love God, but his fan club is freekin meshuggeneh!."

I wonder if he'll talk for $200?

Bulldog says he's through talking.

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

No, Necco,

Bulldog says he's through....barking. Sorry. They don't let me out too often.

Why does this line make me gi

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Why does this line make me giggle?

This was not Guckert/Gannon's first time near Bush.

I'm sure it wasn't his first time near Dick.

Thank you, I'll be here all week. Don't forget to tip your waitress...

I don't know, GM,

maybe because this is so bizarre. The spin is in full swing - he didn't know, they didn't know, no one knew this guy was the Crying Game king, yada yada yada. I fully, totally, and completely agree with Bob. If they impeached Clinton over the over-21 intern pecadillo (sp?? not to be confused w/ armadillo, although.....) then we need to track this one down and nail it. Again, this is that take no prisoners mindset that we need to develop and use - just like they have. I agree w/ Wisewoman. If this were a democrat - the you-know-what would hit the fan and a night-of-the-living-dead-Starr would whirr into action. This is absolutely beyond the pale and we need to hit it hard (whoa. The double entendres run amok!). Maybe his secret date WAS Dick. Or perhaps Rummy? He did have dog tags. Who knows what lurks in these peoples' minds? But, if I might change the subject, may I suggest a "Mandate, My Ass" bumper sticker? I've received lots of compliments on it. It's right above the Planet of the Apes "Chimpeach" one.

Got a link to where I could g

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Got a link to where I could get a "Chimpeach" sticker? That's hilarious, especially if it's got a cokemonkey graphic.

chimpeach

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Got Sticker link if you are interested in chimpeaching
http://www.cafepress.com/gwb/458654

ROTFLMAO

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Chimpeach was good, but this was the funniest...

Hammer the mainstream press, eh?

Care to reconsider that visual? Well, sooner or later, the truth on the net, I find, eventually gets to the mainstream press - and then is promptly downplayed. This, however, is "fehn-tehs-tic" - to use the favorite word of the icky Kellifornian gropenfuerer. I was expecting the stock trades after 911 finally coming to light - nothing as racy as this. WOWWW! This is ugly schnuff. This is could just be plain, in my opinion, great reality TV. Picture it - "When Good Rove Operatives Go Bad".

PS

I bet the guy looks fehntehstick in a blue dress.

Where is

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Ken Starr when we need him? Then again as Stuart Smalley says, Denial is not a river in Egypt. You know how this administration is about destroying evidence. Without the dress, Clinton's denile would never have been proven wrong. Also, Clinton had the wrath of a woman (a young woman)scorned, and a crazed right-wing prosecutor.

Remember how sweetly and sincerely Laura Bush pleaded with everyone at the Republican convention to TRUST George Bush. Yes, you can trust him. I'm sure some people voted for him just as a result of her sweet perfomance.

Not that we shouldn't try. I'm so sick of so many scandals occurring where we're thinking...this is it....this will bring him down....and then it all disappears off the radar, forgotten. I suppose if this gets too close to "coming out", there will suddenly be another terrorist attack and everyone will forget. Geez, I'm getting cynical. Sure would be great, though, if we could get him on this one!! How can we get the slippery little weasle? Oh my, Bush behaving badly.....what would the church lady say?? I suppose the same thing Bush will say...the devil made me do it. It's Satan's fault.

I hope you revisit this

911 - just hope that something happens with 911. The 911 visibility project has not stopped!

This is a start:

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http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/editorial/3038061

Fake reporter's questioning of the president fits into the administration's widening pattern of manufactured journalism.

Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle

White House press secretary Scott McClellan said President Bush did not know who Guckert was. A journalist familiar with the process says it's likely Bush was tipped by his press staff that "the bald guy would lob him an easy one." If so, setting up ringers to toss fawning questions to the president is another indication, if any were needed, that the administration prefers the media to be propagandists rather than independent inquisitors.

"I love God, but his fan club is freekin meshuggeneh!."

The Right Wing Spin

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I just saw on a conservative sight that they are spinning and deflecting this scandal that the democrats are just making a big deal about Gannon not using his real name! (e.g. security spin/ not sex scandal)Then they obfuscate the whole issue by stating that most bloggers don't use their real names and then they list all the famous liberal media figures who have stage names. The level of hypocrisy is sickening....

I hope Dean gets to helping us buy our own media outlet FAST!!! Else we are up a creek without a paddle.... Can we get a blogger to get Whitehouse Press Acess and ask some questions? ... and while I am ranting...
How come Roger Ailes blog (Pres. of FOX network) is the first on the list of blog links on the DNC site????

Don't know about Ailes, but

Soros has bought up a bunch o' Faux shares I believe. Go George. Soros, I mean.

Conyers and Slaughter file FOIA on Guckert!

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http://blog.dccc.org/mt/archives/002170.html

"I love God, but his fan club is freekin meshuggeneh!."

Awesome

I really, really hope that we don't let go of this. It's just bloody shameful. For all of the divisivness these creeps caused over the gay issue before the election, give me a break. But I have to ask this (nooo, not about bumper stickers....) does this guy bear (whoops - there goes another pun!!)a remarkable resemblance to Kerik or what?? So just who likes this kind of guy? Our Village Idiot? Dick? Rove? Condi? Rummy? Laura? All of the above? Shall we set up something like a football pool?

Some Democrats following up on scandal

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This write-up on Democrats.com does not go into this much for some reason, but there are several prominent Democrats who have been on the scandal since it first broke last week. Reps. Conyers and Slaughter are calling for a Freedom of Information Act release of all government documents relating to Gannon aka Guckert.

http://blog.dccc.org/mt/archives/002170.html

Sen. Lautenberg of NJ has also been very diligent in following through on it.
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/shared/news/nation/stories/021...

One wonders whether the reticence of some Democrats in Congress to speak about the sex aspect of the case is because some of them would be implicated, too. Has anyone in the DC area seen Guckert coming out of the premises of the Fellowship (organizer of Nation Prayer Breakfasts)?

I'd like to set the Palm Beach Post straight

Once again, things are considerably downplayed. Excuse me? His "gay-themed sites?" The guy is a well-payed hooker. Something simply doesn't add up here. But here we are again in Bushland- "The white house didn't know"; "It was a silly oversight" ad nauseum. I don't know about prayer breakfasts, and I don't care much if democrats are "involved." The buck stops with an administration that's controlled the press - including the Chimp being scripted and keeping people out of meetings and appearances and even throwing them in jail if they aren't true believers. If this is stonewalled, and I think it will be, just like Cheney's energy commission, just like 911, just like Plame, not to mention that we have a civil rights lawyer going to jail - well, Houston, we're not in America anymore. At least not the one I know. Frankly, I think we got us a big, fat ugly "we're above the law" problem.

Okay, I told you

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there would be a terror alert to distract everybody from this issue. There's Porter Goss on cnn.com headline: "Goss warns of terror threat to U.S.!"

Heck, if the warning doesn't work, they'll probably stage an attack.

Evidence, we need evidence.

WTF

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I think my head is going to explode.....

Yes, are we tired of this also?

Dear Wise, are we tired of this tactic as well? I'm awfully tired of the short attention span theatre of the American people anyhow, who are going to shuffle around with I-pods while this clown nukes Iran. But, yes, everytime there is something that truly needs to be addressed, then there is a threat. In the meantime, we had "Operation Ignore" (Al Franken, Chapter 7 (I think)) when the idiots really needed to sit up and take notice and then we had..............911. Go figure. Oh, they DO have evidence!

"Terror threat to US"

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Could this perhaps be a signal the Bushistas are sending to Congress: "Back off this potential scandal, chumps, or we will stage another attack like on 9/11"? Just asking. I don't think one can underestimate the criminality and ruthlesssness of the Bush mafia and Neo-cons.

Jeff Gannon's Connection to the Inner Sanctum of the Oval Office

According to the official org charts of the White House, http://www.americanpresident.org, Dina Powell, only 31 years old, works directly for only three people. President Bush, Andrew Card (all paths and positions lead to Andrew Card) and none other than Karl Rove, the newly appointed White House Assistant Chief of Staff, and well known Senior Advisor to President Bush.

So, recapping, we have a fake reporter, for a fake news agency that was allowed daily access to the Whitehouse. We have a board member of the fake news agency tied to Austin, Tx whose wife is a high level staff member in the Oval Office, a staff position that carries with it the absolute final word on who gains access to the White House.

Let me make a few points clear, we at Liberal Patriots do NOT care about Jeff Gannon's homosexuality. We do care however, that someone, still conspiring to commit the felony act of prostitution in Washington, DC, using a fake name and fake credentials was allowed into the White House Press corp, within steps of the President of the United States. This is a breach of Homeland Security Policy that stinks to the highest levels of the White House.

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Two possibilities come to mind:

Guckert was making good money, if you know what I mean;

or

He was blackmailing.

They didn't just throw him in there for no reason at all.

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

What's wrong with me?

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I swear to god Necco. When I first read your post I thought it said "Jeff Gannon's Connection to the Inner Rectum of the Oval Office".

clwilk,buddy, you've got to stop

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grading papers for a while, Prolonged grading
does strange things to the mind. ;-)

Actually, I saw the same thing! See- prolonged
grading of papers will do it, everytime.

Oh, so now its "god Necco"?

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Oh, so now its "god Necco"? She won't be able to fit her head thru the doorway now...

I wouldn't "swear" to her. I'

I wouldn't "swear" to her. I've seen mighty Trolls fall for just such an act. Personally, I stick to bowing and scraping.

Would it be blasphemy for me

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Would it be blasphemy for me to say "Neccodamnit"?

Oh, gawd

This blog is funny. I know I can always find something to make me laugh out loud when I read here.

Thanks :-)

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

And it just gets better and better

Gannon in White House Briefing Room Before Talon News Existed

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Well well well. Look at that, it's "Jeff"!

So then, what an interesting question we have, huh? "Jeff Gannon" is sitting in the White House briefing room with absolutely no media organization affiliation. (But some live and active escort sites!) Just how does that happen?

Not by accident, that's how.

On the Intelligence Squad post, "Gannon" posts with a link to GOPUSA. Is that a "news" outlet? Not by my definition it's not.

So Scott McClellan, answer me this -- what was "Jeff Gannon" doing in the White House briefing room before he worked for Talon? Why was he given access in the first place? And of course, how did he get the Valerie Plame information?

Lots of questions that should be asked at tomorrow's daily briefing. Any members of the traditional media feel like asking these questions yet or shall the blogs continue to do your job?

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They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

Ya know, it's just too damn b

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Ya know, it's just too damn big of a coincidence that this happened around Ari Fleischer quitting. Sure, it was the beginning of a newly elected administration, but I'm still skeptical.

(ok, it's plug to go read rawstory..., they are talking about it there)

I think he was being "de-briefed"

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"I love God, but his fan club is freekin meshuggeneh!."

Crooks and Liars and Court TV

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I posted this in another thread, but I probably should have done it here instead....
http://www.crooksandliars.com/2005/02/16.html#a1607

Catherine Crier is interviewing John Aravosis of AmericaBlog about this. Maybe it is picking up steam?

Is this shrub's Little Blue Dress?

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Could this be shrub's little blue dress? Either this guy, Guckert is going to do some talking for cash, or he is going to be found taking a dirt nap in a DC park.
Why do scenes from "LA Confidential" keep playing in my head?

"Remember, dear readers, you heard it here first. Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush." Sid Hudgeons (Danny DeVito)

"I love God, but his fan club is freekin meshuggeneh!."

Did you pull the repuglican comment?

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You can pull mine now too since it doesn't make much sense without seeing what I responded to.

By the way, terror alerts all over the TV this morning.....guess this story is making them just a little too uncomfortable in the WH.

Gay Republicans

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Ladies & gentlement, you better pray that accusations being made against the president on this blog are true. If what is being written is found to be uninformed, incorrect or untrue, this blog wil be verbally attacked by every media outlet in the country and overseas. Bob may have crossed the line, but hopefully not.

Geez, another Republican thre

Geez, another Republican threat, how droll.

"Uninformed, incorrect or untrue?" How about WMD in Iraq? How about "terror threats" when they need the publicity? How about "a vote for Kerry, is a vote for the terrorists?" How about, "Democrats are baby-killers?" This list goes on and on.

From your profile, you have been lurking on this blog for a few months. Do you faithfully report back to FreeRepublic every day? Do we mean old Democrts scare you?

Does that mean that I may be quoted by Faux News?

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Let's see now, if I am going to be verbally attacked I better make it good!
"George Bush is a scum sucking, ass hole".
Further more It is my by belief that he and Guckert have enjoyed a good game of "Putting from the rough" in the Whitehouse.

"I love God, but his fan club is freekin meshuggeneh!."

I think he might have been re

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I think he might have been referring to Bob Fertik. Nice quote nonetheless.

Easy on the gay golf references, please! ;)

Remember: Guckert is a 'top'

8" and cut. I'm so glad Bush has presstitutes like that. [not]

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

'Immature' and 'fringe'

IIRC, that's what Hannity called members at a popular republican website. I should think that republicans have better fish to fry than to worry about what we're doing.

Here's the audio.

Besides, considering the fact that a male prostitute was in the WH Press Corps, I really don't think your party has any room to talk.

I laugh at you. You're funny.

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

Just a thought...

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Maybe that wasn't a pretzel that shrub choked on.....?
Maybe that "hump" on his back in the debates was his latex skivvies bunching up...?

"I love God, but his fan club is freekin meshuggeneh!."

LOL, I needed that

Thanks, Necco, BobR et al, for the reply to the freeper. Give me a break. However, things are getting sufficiently fascist to become worrisome. Good one about about the pretzel. I needed that to recover from the latest red alert. I really have a problem being future collateral damage for nutcases. I think indeed, if Clinton's intern was page one, all day, every day, all the time, for effing ever, this sure beats the hell out of that. (there go the puns again...Whoo hoo.)

Rove connection starting to gel

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Karl Rove's hope to become a respected policymaker will be hampered if the dirty tricks from his political past are more apparent than his desire to spread liberty around the globe.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/02/18/opinion/lynch/main675050.shtml