Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Whores and Democrats

(Troy, Michigan) Die-hard Democrats have to be muttering to themselves. The Gov. Spitzer scandal is still painfully fresh and now there's another Democrat opinion-maker in the news for the wrong reason, a prostitution sting near Big Beaver.
The co-founder and former CEO of the liberal-progressive Democracy Radio and husband of U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow was caught in February by a Troy police sting aimed at catching prostitutes, according to a police report.

Thomas L. Athans was stopped Feb. 26 by undercover officers investigating a possible prostitution ring in a room at the Residence Inn near Big Beaver and Interstate 75. Athans paid a 20-year-old prostitute $150 for sex in a Troy hotel but was not arrested, according to police reports obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by The Detroit News.

The police report said officers observed Athans enter a room under surveillance and leave 15 minutes later. Detectives followed and stopped Athans' silver 2002 Cadillac DeVille on Interstate 75 near Square Lake Road.

Athans told police he stopped at the hotel to see a female friend he met online. After calling her on his cell phone, he was given a room number and met the woman at the door. Once inside he placed $150 on a counter top. The woman collected the money and performed oral sex on him, Athans told police.

Officers entered the room and found sex toys, condoms, $431 in cash and a laptop computer. They arrested the woman, identified as Alycia Lorraine Martin, and charged her with prostitution.
No pic of the hooker yet.

To be fair, the title is misleading. I suspect that Republicans are just as susceptible to and guilty of sexual peccodilloes. Democrats are just unlucky enough to make the current round of headlines.

[Update] Added Alycia Martin pic.

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