Wikipedia.com-I posted this basic information yesterday at the entry for 'Deborah Jeane Palfrey,' and today--POOF!--it was gone! These things just magically happen, like the hacking of Ms. Palfrey's phone lines and e-mail accounts. Then, there's the possibility that Senator Vitter and/or his interns or congressional staff removed it...why, that could be an abuse of his office. My guess is it's some n'er-do-well Republican pud, just some wrong-headed vigilante checking it, becoming enraged (which is always a good thing), and deleting it. Anyway, here's the sum, (re)posted today with some slight-differences, but basically the same:
On July 9th, 2007 Palfrey released the supposed entirety of her phone records for public viewing and download on the Internet in TIFF format. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) acknowledged that he had been a customer of Palfrey's escort service. On September 2nd of 2007, writer Bill Keisling noted that USAID's Randall L. Tobias presence in the phone records of Pamela Martin & Associates amounted to a violation of his duties as a ranking minority member of the Foreign Relations Committee. [Ed.-final version, 09.22.2007]
Questions remain as to whether Tobias's background check was shoddy, or whether investigators deliberately looked the other way, or even helped facilitate his behavior. As a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Vitter also holds a high security clearance. Even while Vitter attempts to weather what he describes as a personal sex scandal, and deflects attention away from his committee oversight failures, more questions are being raised about the alleged procurement of prostitutes by U.S. government agencies and the United States military for foreign diplomats, and others. (http://www.yardbird.com/)The majority of my additions today are of Bill Keisling's observations, and there are others on Col. Roughead in other areas that aren't quoted here. Just a couple other facts like that he was a defense attache, possibly present at the U.S. embassy bombing in Kenyan, etc. There are some indications that Col. Roughead was also involved in the investigations of the Kenyan bombing. Why, one might think he's been part of crafting the war on terrorism from its earliest inception. Fancy that.
As of September 18th, 2007, there has been no serious oversight or ethics investigation of Senator Vitter. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deborah_Jeane_Palfrey)
So, I went back today and reinserted what had been deleted. [Ed.-I think they should hold at this point, 09.22.2007] I defy others to prove the additions wrong, and any further deletions by third-parties other than Wikipedia will be countered with a reinsertion of what is factual. Be logical, reasonable, and fair--prove them wrong if you can and then they can be removed by an arbitrator (Wikipedia). Just a FYI to CYA.
Interestingly, whomever did the redactions forgot or didn't care about removing the information on Ret. Colonel Ronald Roughead who works for SAIC, and can be found in the December 2005 Cingular records of Pamela Martin & Associates. He called three times in short-duration calls. What's interesting is that the calls were itemized, therefore in the front, just four-pages-in. Did he call collect? Why would he think he could do that if he did?
[Ed., 09.13.2008-No apologies forthcoming here. Nothing to be ashamed of.]