Although details remain sketchy, anonymous bloggers are already blaming Cheney, “the Zionists, Neocons, and related treasonous scumbags” for the suicide of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, also known as the D.C. Madam.
From the New York Times:
Handwritten notes were found at the scene, and she left other chilling clues with the biographer Dan Moldea, who spoke to her last year, according to Time magazine:
“She wasn’t going to jail, she told me that very clearly. She told me she would commit suicide,” author Dan Moldea told Time soon after news broke … “She had done time once before [for prostitution],” Moldea recalls. “And it damn near killed her. She said there was enormous stress — it made her sick, she couldn’t take it, and she wasn’t going to let that happen to her again.”
Though she set Washington abuzz with her threat to spark a hundred sex scandals by revealing her customers’ identities, but the big fish who were rumored to be among them evaporated one by one.
In the end, only three Washington bold-face names turned up in the roster: Randall Tobias, a deputy secretary of state, who immediately resigned; Harlan Ullman, a military analyst who helped design the “shock and awe” strategy used in the Iraq invasion; and Senator David Vitter, Republican of Louisiana, who has so far avoided resignation, though he faces a tough re-election campaign in 2010.
As Oyster points out, Palfrey was living in a trailer park with her mother awaiting a prison sentence. But, of course, that won’t stop people from cooking up elaborate stories based on words Palfrey had written seventeen years ago, when she was awaiting her first prison sentence. (H/t WeSawThat, though he appears to take this seriously).