My column below is on the deafening silence of the femmes over Sen. Sleaze-Bob Menendez’s alleged pedo-sex party scandal. Yes, a shredder is now involved. And here’s your hypocrisy flashback video of Menendez railing against foreign sex-trafficking. Menendez denies any wrongdoing, but the FBI raid of his travel companion and owner of the Dominican Republic resort where they partied together seems to be jogging Menendez’s faulty memory quite a bit. Stay tuned.
Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob
by Michelle Malkin
Conservatives are always told they don’t do enough to reach across the aisle. We’re divisive, obstructionist and hostile to bipartisanship. So in the spirit of unity and comity, I’m announcing the formation of a new social justice group: Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob.
Now all I need are some principled Democratic ladies and liberal media lionesses to step up to the plate with me to protest the vulgar, sexist behavior of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J.
Surely, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Cher, Sandra Fluke, Eva Longoria and I can all agree that when a powerful Washington politician abuses his power to victimize young women, we should join hands to demand justice. Right?
Surely, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Arianna Huffington, Rachel Maddow, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Lena Dunham, Tina Fey and every card-carrying member of NOW across America are outraged by this Beltway playboy’s tawdry exploitation of underage prostitutes.
And surely, Hillary Clinton, Valerie Jarrett, Stephanie Cutter and Michelle Obama are all sickened by this top Democrat’s profligate election-season jaunts to the Dominican Republic on a shady donor’s private plane.
Oh, wait. What? You haven’t heard about Menendez’s war on women from the left-wing War on Women brigade? Nary a progressive peep? Well, knock me over with a Code Pink feather boa. Not sure how the story could have slipped their news-savvy feminist minds.
The divorced Menendez is in slowly bubbling hot water over a couple of trips he’s taken over the years to the Caribbean for sex parties with young women, reportedly including a 16-year-old minor. The left-leaning watchdog group CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) and the right-leaning publication The Daily Caller were the first to publicize allegations last November that Menendez solicited prostitutes with his creepy donor pal Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen.
On Wednesday night, the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General raided Melgen’s home and hauled away more than 30 cardboard boxes. The news jogged Menendez’s memory and — mirabile dictu — the incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee suddenly remembered that he owed nearly $60,000 to Melgen as reimbursement for two private-jet flights taken three years ago.
While Menendez’s office blames a “right-wing blog” for his troubles, CREW released an e-mail yesterday detailing Menendez’s encounters with four Dominican female escorts at an island resort owned by Melgen. One of the women wrote about Menendez’s pervy proclivities: “That senator also likes the youngest and newest girls. … In the beginning he seemed so serious, because he never spoke to anyone, but he is just like the others and has just about the same tastes as the doctor, very refined.