Monday, April 30

A Page Straight from the Haggard Playbook

As soon as I read about the resignation of Randall Tobias (shown left with George W. Bush) last week, I immediately thought of Ted Haggard. Tobias was the U.S. State Department’s top foreign aid advisor and resigned after admitting that he was among the clients of a well-known Washington prostitute. Tobias, who served as the director of foreign assistance and the administrator of the Agency for International Development, required foreign recipients of AIDS assistance to explicitly condemn prostitution. He is a former chairman and chief executive of Eli Lilly and of AT&T International. He was chairman of the board of Duke University from 1997 to 2000. He has also been a major donor to various Republican campaigns.

Naturally, Tobias is claiming that he hired the prostitutes to give him massages, not sex. Wasn’t that Ted Haggard’s defense?

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Anonymous Chris said...

No, no. Haggard's defense was that he was only meeting with the male escort to buy crystal meth (which, in Evangelical-land is so much more acceptable than meeting the male escort to have sex).

I can see where you'd get confused: the trick is to turn off the part of your brain that thinks. Then it will all make perfect sense ... sorta.

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