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Why I Heart David Weigel: the scoop on Chris Lee

http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/weigel/archive/2011/06/08/chris-lee-didn-t-just-resign-over-a-shirtless-photo.aspx?wpisrc=obinsite

"What was the nightmare scenario for Republicans if Lee stuck around A first-of-its kind scandal about an anti-gay marriage member of Congress who liked to flirt with male prostitutes who wore wigs and high heels?"

I particularly love that Weigel can write about this and capture how _bad_ this situation was for Republicans without reproducing statements of prejudice himself. [ETA: OK, the wigs and high heels bit is walking right up to the edge, granted.]

ETA:

Here's one of the links in Weigel's coverage:

http://gawker.com/5769037/the-craigslist-congressman-and-the-crossdressing-prostitute

It's a little breathtaking that Lee didn't even bother to set up a separate email address, so googling the email address on the craigslist ad turned up his "real" identity. But even better, when one of the women told him she knew who he was, he apparently turned around and told his staff that email account had been hacked. I guess that's what the kids are calling it these days?
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