First, kudos to the Inquirer. First the Silky Pony and now ALpocrisy...it seems the tabloid is the only one employing investigative journalists these day while dead-trees like the NYT save money by using pool stories...
Now, I know this new story pains the folks that were tweeting how the Gore split was GEORGE W. BUSH'S fault. Oh yes they were. It seems in the minds of a demented few, the recount of 2000 was more of a footprint on this marriage than the couple could endure.
Now, back to the story. It seems our illustrious (or should I say adulterous) former Veep ordered up a $540 massage and then at the end engaged in "sexually attacking" the 54 year old "gorgeous massage therapist." I do realize this is terribly crass, but maybe he had been told to expect the massage to end happier for that amount of money. Maybe he had specifically called this woman to the hotel on a recommendation for, ya know, a fulfilling 'massage.' Not to make excuses for the Goreacle attacking. I mean, that would just change the charge from sexual assault to prostitution, right?
"...In a statement just released by Multnomah County (OR.) D.A. Michael D. Schrunk, the official reveals that "our office was notified by the Portland Police Bureau that further investigation of this matter had been conducted by it in 2009 and we were provided with the reports from that further investigation."
Schrunk goes on to add: "If the complainant and the Portland Police Bureau wish to pursue the possibility of a criminal prosecution, additional investigation by the Bureau will be necessary and will be discussed with the Portland Police Bureau." (source)
Does "sexually attacking" someone cause one to have their Nobel PEACE Prize revoked, because apparently peddling false information doesn't...
I'd feel bad for Tipper, if it wasn't for the whole PMRC thing.