White House Gay Prostitute Also Part of Wilson/Plame Smear
Back when he was "Jeff Gannon" and only the Bush Administration senior officials who let him stay overnight at the White House knew he was a gay prostitute, mysterious GOP agent James Guckert was also playing a
subtle blatant role in the smear campaign against Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame.
Nobody read "Talon News" -- the propaganda website that supposedly employed Gannon/Guckert as a White House correspondent -- so Gannon/Guckert's anti-Wilson articles hardly influenced anyone. Fox News and Bob Novak could reach millions of people with that same White House marketing! Where Gannon/Guckert proved useful was, as always, in the televised press briefings with Scott McClellan and even Bush himself.
Come see the creepy evidence, after the jump.
It might seem weird that a senior administration official or perhaps the president himself would keep a gay prostitute at the White House for gay sex and use that same gay prostitute in a "day job" role, as well.
But many presidents and their senior administration officials have kept various sex workers in the White House -- Bush 41 had a whole child-prostitution ring running out of the White House. And many presidents have routinely had sex with staffers: (Clinton and Lewinsky, FDR and Lucy Page Mercer, etc.
This White House just added a San Francisco twist to an old tradition. Anyway, here's a short collection of Gannon/Guckert's 2003 propaganda actions against Wilson & Plame:
* "Has the White House asked George Tenet or anyone else at the CIA why they would send a partisan like Ambassador Wilson on this mission?"
* "He's proven himself to be partisan, and does that cast doubt on the report that he filed in this matter?"
* "Last Friday the Senate Intelligence Committee released a report that shows that Ambassador Joe Wilson lied when he said his wife didn't put him up for the mission to Niger."
* "Doesn't Joe Wilson owe the president and America an apology for his deception and his own intelligence failure?"