The "D.C. Madam", the one with the lists with all the high-placed officials who patronized her "escort service" and likely a few tid-bits about their predilictions as well, has turned up permanently silent.
Two weeks after being convicted on federal charges for running a prostitution ring, "DC Madam" Deborah Jean Palfrey has committed suicide at a Florida home, according to several news reports.
Police in Tarpon Springs, Florida say the body was found in a shed near Palfrey's mother's home Thursday morning. There was a suicide note, but police did not disclose its contents.
I'm not normally prone to conspiracy stuff, but this is really suspicious. Wonder just how "thorough" the investigation will be? Not too, I'd wager.
The article also mentions that one of the women employed by this person, Brandy Britton, a former University of Maryland professor, also, oddly enough, comitted sucide in January.
Commenting on that death, Deborah Palfry remarked that she was humiliated by the prostitution charges, but, "I guess I'm made of something that Brandy Britton wasn't made of." Not anymore.
This brings to mind the woman who worked for Jeb Bush's family that was also found dead of what was termed a suicide. The woman, they maintained, had somehow managed to run herself over with her own car. (I'm not making this up.) No foul play was suspected, natch.
Or that young, athletic, fit staffer for then Congressman Joe Scarbourough. Remember that situation? This young woman was found dead in Joe's office. The entire investigation was a sham and badly botched by anyone's standard. The cause of death? Why this woman, who was in the habit of running marathons, had apparently fell and hit her head on a desk. Oh, and maybe something went wrong with her heart too. It was all very sketchy and was in the news exactly one second.
Joe coincidentally decided not to run next time around, despite being a shoe-in for re-election.
And of course the guy who wrote the book on Bush including eye-witness accounts of Bush's supposed cocaine use. That guy turned up dead in a motel room shortly before the book was to appear. Again, "suicide".
And of course, there's the mysterious plane crash which killed Paul Wellstone at a very oportune time just before an election.
Not that I'm saying there's any funny business going on with this stuff, but I'd go as far as saying that if it were ever discovered that there was, I wouldn't be surprised.
The "vast right wing conspiracy" spent literally hundreds of millions spreading ridiculous stories about how the Clintons were all-powerful fiends who had people killed on a whim.
But somehow that doesn't quite pass the laugh test.
But when right wingers, who have employed absolute nut cases such as G. Gordon Liddy and are known to recruit and hire former CIA spooks to do their dirty work, it's not quite as much of a stretch to imagine that someone might "off" someone who's about to reveal some dirty laundry and make it look like a suicide. I'm sure there's people who would jump at the chance.