I would like to start a little game. It's a bit like Dead Pool, where you select a group of celebrities you think are going to die within the year. Points are assessed by how unlikely your pick is. In the past year, I think Anna Nicole Smith would get you decent points, but Gerald Ford was pretty obvious.
The inspiration for my game is the clip at Political Wire . Larry Flynt says that he will spill the beans on another senatorial customer of prostitutional delights and decadences. Flynt gives us a little teaser. He says "I was shocked, especially at one senator but..."
Hmmm. Ready to play? Who could the senator be that would shock,shock Larry Flynt?
Please leave your guesses in comments. I will do my best to unfairly handicap your choices with an unjustifiable points system. To help toward that end here are some thoughts:
Wayne Allard - given his anti-immigration bent, a Mexican prostitute might be shocking. 10 pts
Barbara Boxer - very shocking indeed! 50 pts
Sam Brownback - not shocking, practically expected. 2 pts
Robert Byrd - my first choice. I actually hope he is on the list. 50 pts.
Saxby Chambliss - see Brownback above. 2 pts.
Russell Feingold - this would hurt. I would not be shocked, I would be mortified. 10100 pts.
Lindsey Graham - If the prostitute is anyone other than Jeff Gannon/Guckert. 10 pts
Joe Lieberman - shocking because I don't think he could pay someone to fuck him. 100 pts.
Trent Lott - not shocking, expected. Not even a black prostitute would shock given Lott's admiration for Strom Thurmond. 7.5 pts.
David Vitter - 0 points. Are you paying attention?
John McCain - only mildly shocking. Since there is nowhere to go but up for his campaign, it could actually provide some bounce. 25 pts.
Who it is not: Senator John Barrasso R-Wyoming. He's only been a senator since June 25, 2007. 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 oogle google points.
UPDATE: Look! I put the new poll feature up so you can vote there, too.