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Publishing deal rescues Capitol Hill sex diarist (WASHINGTONIENNE ALERT)
The Scotsman ^ | July 12, 2004 | JACQUI GODDARD

Posted on 07/11/2004 10:16:42 PM PDT by MadIvan

IT LOOKED like Jessica Cutler’s career was over when she was fired by a United States senator for using the office computer to chronicle her sex life on the internet. But the publishing industry never can resist a good scandal on Capitol Hill.

In a deal said to be worth $300,000 (almost £170,000), the junior aide who shocked Washington with her lurid online "blogs" of sex with congressional colleagues - including a married White House appointee - has been signed up by Hyperion to write a novel based on her encounters.

Given the nature of the author’s "research", the deal seems an unlikely marriage. Hyperion is the publishing arm of Disney, a company noted for its love of all things chaste and wholesome, while Ms Cutler, 26, became known as the Harlot on the Hill.

"I think that the people who have these blogs and post these websites are fascinating," Pilar Queen, of the literary agency Carlisle & Co, told the Washington Post in the course of head-hunting Ms Cutler.

"We’re thinking about a book focused on sex on the Hill, her experiences of working as an intern. Clearly, she has something that she wants to get out there."

Indeed she does; in addition to the book deal, Ms Cutler has agreed to pose nude for Playboy’s November issue.

In the space of just two weeks in May, the former Syracuse University student became the talk of congressional circles with her anonymous web postings in which she shared in graphic detail her simultaneous affairs with six men and crushes on several others, all of them referred to only by their initials.

Writing under the pseudonym Washingtonienne, she gave few clues as to her own identity, save to boast that she had "a glamour job on the Hill" - a generous assessment given that her role later turned out to involve little more than opening envelopes in the post-room of Senator Mike DeWine, an Ohio Republican.

"I could not care less about government or politics, but working for a senator looks good on my resumé and these marble hallways are such great places for meeting boys and showing off my outfits," she noted on her site.

It was not just her musings about sexual dalliances that so titillated Washington, but the revelation that some of them paid her for it, which she saw as a means to top up a lamentable $25,000 (less than £14,000) pay cheque.

"Most of my living expenses are thankfully subsidised by a few generous older gentlemen. I’m sure I am not the only one who makes money on the side this way: how can anyone live on $25k a year?" she reasoned.

The cast of characters included "AJ", an intern who worked in the same office; "MK", a "serious long-term boyfriend" who she was seeing again after a break-up; and "R", also known as Threesome Dude.

"W" was a sugar-daddy whose sexual tastes she disapproved of but tolerated because "the money is too good" and "F" was described as a "married man who pays me for sex. Chief of Staff at one of the government agencies, appointed by Bush".

On one blog, she confessed: "I just took a long lunch with F and made a quick $400. When I returned to the office, I heard that my boss was asking about my whereabouts. Loser."

F, it seems, even had a key to her apartment because she got home one day to find he had let himself in and left her a gift of a food blender. "Why didn’t he call first?" she pondered. "What if I was in bed with my intern and F popped in with a surprise blender?"

"MD" was later identified on other internet sites that picked up the story as Matt Doyle, a staffer working for Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, a respected Democrat and family-values champion who ran for vice-president at the 2000 election. Mr Doyle hired Ms Cutler for a two-month internship in Senator Lieberman’s office in January.

Another of her liaisons, "RS", turned out to be Robert Steinbuch, a lawyer who works for Senator DeWine and is also a part-time ethics instructor. Thanks to Ms Cutler, all of Washington now knows that "he likes spanking".

"He’s very up-front about sex, he likes talking dirty and stuff," Ms Cutler confided on her website. "He told me that he likes submissive women. Good, now I can take it easy in bed."

Ms Cutler got the sack after fellow "blogger" Ana Marie Cox - who maintains a political gossip site under the name of Wonkette - outed her as the woman behind Washingtonienne. The two were later spotted partying together, leading to speculation that the whole thing was a publicity-seeking set-up.

If it was, her Hyperion deal is proof that it paid off. Ms Cutler maintains that she only ever wrote the weblog to amuse her friends but is not ashamed of it. In fact, she says of her prolific liaisons: "For most people I know, that’s a typical week."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: jessicacutler; scandal; slut; stdfactory; washingtonienne
Yes, this reached as far as this side of the Pond. Michelle Malkin was spot on in calling Cutler and Cox a "Beavis and Butthead" duo.

Out of morbid curiosity, I did take a look at Washingtonienne's blog. Let's just say the titles she had in mind for this book were anally fixated, and I'm nauseated just thinking about it.

Regards, Ivan


It's also silly.

1 posted on 07/11/2004 10:16:42 PM PDT by MadIvan
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To: EggsAckley; dinasour; AngloSaxon; Dont Mention the War; KangarooJacqui; Happygal; Luircin; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 07/11/2004 10:17:04 PM PDT by MadIvan (Ronald Reagan - proof positive that one man can change the world.)
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To: MadIvan

Sex sells. I wonder if she'll drop the names of the Big Fish she slept with around Washington.


3 posted on 07/11/2004 10:20:08 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: MadIvan; All

Hey Ivan I hear about this stupid lady I hear Ted Kennedy refuse sleep with her

That good thing we don't want another Mary Jo reset

Ivan Rack Monty Python photo


4 posted on 07/11/2004 10:21:29 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("Not everybody , in it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: goldstategop
Apparently she only slept with minor officials...at least that's what's been said over here. I suspect if she had slept with anyone important, she would have gotten a bigger book deal. Mind you, what she's getting is quite enough as it is.

Regards, Ivan

5 posted on 07/11/2004 10:22:04 PM PDT by MadIvan (Ronald Reagan - proof positive that one man can change the world.)
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To: SevenofNine
Hey Ivan I hear about this stupid lady I hear Ted Kennedy refuse sleep with her

The one clever thing he's done. God knows what diseases she has.

Ivan Rack Monty Python photo

Well it is one of those situations where you expect the Colonel to step in and say, "Stop that, stop that, it's silly!"

Regards, Ivan

6 posted on 07/11/2004 10:23:57 PM PDT by MadIvan (Ronald Reagan - proof positive that one man can change the world.)
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To: MadIvan

She's nothing but a whore and not even a well paid one.


7 posted on 07/11/2004 10:24:50 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
Too well paid, if you ask me, friend. $300,000???
8 posted on 07/11/2004 10:27:30 PM PDT by thegreatbeast (Quid lucrum istic mihi est?)
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To: thegreatbeast

I meant prior to the book deal.


9 posted on 07/11/2004 10:29:24 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: MadIvan

http://washingtoniennearchive.blogspot.com/


10 posted on 07/11/2004 10:34:23 PM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: adam_az
Oh dear. Pardon me while I take my anti-nausea medication.

Regards, Ivan

11 posted on 07/11/2004 10:35:14 PM PDT by MadIvan (Ronald Reagan - proof positive that one man can change the world.)
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To: MadIvan

The Hoe.

More dirt @ http://www.calicocat.com/jessica_cutler_washingtonienne.htm
12 posted on 07/11/2004 10:37:35 PM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: MadIvan; All

Only way we know how many disease is this woman get if she just get test which I doubt it


That only reason forget about Uncle Ted he never get tested unless his medical record go on Smoking Gun.com


13 posted on 07/11/2004 10:48:09 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("Not everybody , in it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: TheBigB

for the REPUBLICAN PARTY REPTILE ping list

You have been slackin! Haven't seen any posts lately.


14 posted on 07/11/2004 10:48:44 PM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: adam_az

Yikes.

She's uglier than Monica.


15 posted on 07/11/2004 10:55:20 PM PDT by applemac_g4
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To: MadIvan
Just to show you where Wonkette is coming from, Ana Marie Cox is a former Mother Jones intern and former editor of Suck.com. Suck.com had some great people writing for them. She wasn't one of them.
16 posted on 07/11/2004 11:15:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: MadIvan; goldstategop

300K is a lot of money for a nobody. They wouldn't pay it unless she was going to name somebody we heard of I wouldn't think.


17 posted on 07/11/2004 11:16:22 PM PDT by OneTimeLurker
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To: MadIvan
"I could not care less about government or politics, but working for a senator looks good on my resumé and these marble hallways are such great places for meeting boys and showing off my outfits," she noted on her site.

And that makes her a perfect match for the politics-obsessed workaholics who just want a female fun cushion. Doesn't make for something you can look back on in future years with much pride, though.

18 posted on 07/11/2004 11:26:04 PM PDT by kezekiel
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To: MadIvan
"It was not just her musings about sexual dalliances that so titillated Washington, but the revelation that some of them paid her for it, which she saw as a means to top up a lamentable $25,000 (less than £14,000) pay cheque."

25k a year is no glamour job--that's entry-level staff on the Hill, like a scheduler or at the most, an LA.

And there are a lot of slutty girls like that on the Hill; Washington is an exciting place to live, but also harbors some very crass people.

19 posted on 07/12/2004 12:07:51 AM PDT by Valentine_W
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To: goldstategop

Expect that about the time Heidi Fliess's trickbook gets published...


20 posted on 07/12/2004 12:13:35 AM PDT by 185JHP ( "Who is this King of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty, invincible in battle."u)
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To: MadIvan
"Senator Mike DeWine"

I would also like to how Cutler managed to get hired by DeWine's office. Granted, Lieberman is a more conservative Democrat, but there are always dozens of very broke, young conservative college graduates, with a solid history of conservative activism and scholarship, who are looking for entry-level jobs on the Hill. Many times, recent conservative college grads have to move out to Washington and then wait months before finding a job like Cutler's. The fact that she probably got hired over more qualified and sincere young people really annoys me to no end.

21 posted on 07/12/2004 12:14:31 AM PDT by Valentine_W
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To: Slings and Arrows
Unsurprising. Wonkette is apparently just a hack with a website.

Regards, Ivan

22 posted on 07/12/2004 12:55:48 AM PDT by MadIvan (Ronald Reagan - proof positive that one man can change the world.)
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To: MadIvan

Yes. Very silly. I mean, nobody enjoys a good...

(I'm going to stop right there, on the grounds that further comment may - erm - compromise myself...)


23 posted on 07/12/2004 2:13:46 AM PDT by KangarooJacqui (Advice to Kerry/Edwards: "Stop that, it's silly.")
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To: MadIvan
what she's getting is quite enough as it is

It sounds like what she was getting on Capitol Hill, it's a wonder she can walk...
24 posted on 07/12/2004 2:15:43 AM PDT by KangarooJacqui (Advice to Kerry/Edwards: "Stop that, it's silly.")
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To: KangarooJacqui

Or sit down for that matter...that bum should be still going ouch!


25 posted on 07/12/2004 2:16:14 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: MadIvan

Hey don't feel bad. I read Washingtonienne's blog too. Seen her pic? She'll be needing plastic surgery soon if not a bacteria shot in the heine!


26 posted on 07/12/2004 2:17:18 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: Valentine_W
entry-level staff

The humour writes itself...
27 posted on 07/12/2004 2:18:27 AM PDT by KangarooJacqui (Advice to Kerry/Edwards: "Stop that, it's silly.")
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To: KangarooJacqui
It sounds like what she was getting on Capitol Hill, it's a wonder she can walk...

Sit, you mean. ;)

Regards, Ivan

28 posted on 07/12/2004 2:18:59 AM PDT by MadIvan (Ronald Reagan - proof positive that one man can change the world.)
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To: cyborg
Hey don't feel bad. I read Washingtonienne's blog too. Seen her pic? She'll be needing plastic surgery soon if not a bacteria shot in the heine!

I'm under the impression that antibiotics would cause her to dissolve.

Regards, Ivan

29 posted on 07/12/2004 2:27:23 AM PDT by MadIvan (Ronald Reagan - proof positive that one man can change the world.)
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To: MadIvan

mine too... hope the $$$$ was worth it. No respectable man would marry her.


30 posted on 07/12/2004 2:28:20 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: cyborg
mine too... hope the $$$$ was worth it. No respectable man would marry her.

Let alone touch her without astronaut gloves on. As you can see, I found her blog pretty repulsive.

Regards, Ivan

31 posted on 07/12/2004 2:29:44 AM PDT by MadIvan (Ronald Reagan - proof positive that one man can change the world.)
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To: MadIvan

I was unimpressed.


32 posted on 07/12/2004 2:31:36 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: cyborg
I was unimpressed.

This is what I found disturbing (apart from her being disgusting) - to work on Capitol Hill is to genuflect at the altar of representative government. I've briefly worked in the Commons as an aide, so I know something about this - it is a place where the great struggles of liberty, and the dreams of one's forebears come to fruition are lost.

And what does she do? She and her "mates" turn it into a swinger's bar. Where is the respect, the decorum, the propriety that one should bear in such a place? She is utterly filthy.

Regards, Ivan

33 posted on 07/12/2004 2:34:39 AM PDT by MadIvan (Ronald Reagan - proof positive that one man can change the world.)
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To: MadIvan

Well actually she just tapped into the seedy sex subculture that breeds in politics. Many of these vaunted politicians COULD CARE LESS!! Don't be so idealistic about what representative government means, the politicians who patronize these whores don't care.


34 posted on 07/12/2004 2:36:58 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: cyborg
Don't be so idealistic about what representative government means, the politicians who patronize these whores don't care.

My hero, President Reagan, was that much of an idealist - so it's to his example that I cling. Those politicians you describe can go to hell.

Regards, Ivan

35 posted on 07/12/2004 2:39:26 AM PDT by MadIvan (Ronald Reagan - proof positive that one man can change the world.)
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To: MadIvan

Ronald Reagan was perhaps the last president who really really respected and understood his job. Dubya does too but Dutch was special.


36 posted on 07/12/2004 2:40:29 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: MadIvan
It is right about here that I will invoke the ghost of Chandra Levy.

Capitol Hill interns are little school fish that get devoured by the larger predators that swim in the waters of that place.

I would never let a child of mine be an intern up there.

Regards,

37 posted on 07/12/2004 6:08:50 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: cyborg
I think you meant to say could not care less.
38 posted on 07/12/2004 6:13:19 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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39 posted on 07/12/2004 6:16:37 PM PDT by TheBigB (When Woody Allen and Soon-Yi are in bed together, does he ever yell, "Who's your daddy?!")
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To: TheBigB
I think her name is Nancy Pelosi.

Cue guy with photo-shopped "Nancy Pelosi as dominatrix" pic.

40 posted on 07/12/2004 6:43:05 PM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid
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To: MadIvan
Michelle Malkin was spot on in calling Cutler and Cox a "Beavis and Butthead" duo.

That's an insult to "the boys".

Beavis and Butthead were the last media icons (with a few exceptions) that represented the un-metrosexual American male.

Mike Judge, their creator, never missed an opportunity to make fun of a leftist do-gooder or control freak.

41 posted on 07/12/2004 6:47:57 PM PDT by Mulder (To be born free is an accident,to live free is your duty,to die free is your obligation. Wm. Coulter)
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To: TheBigB

There ya go!


42 posted on 07/12/2004 7:14:01 PM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: MadIvan; Jimmy Valentine
"And what does she do? She and her "mates" turn it into a swinger's bar. Where is the respect, the decorum, the propriety that one should bear in such a place? She is utterly filthy."

It is a shame that Cutler and her friend acted the way they did. At the same time, it is a shame that politicians and other staffers hired them. Cutler did not have Republican credentials and most likely grabbed the job over another more sincere recent college grad. who actually had a history of Republican activism. If I were an Ohio resident, I would call up DeWine's office and inquire as to who the hell hired Cutler in the first place.

As for whether or not it is safe to send one's children to intern on the Hill; I believe it is. If someone does not have a set system of morals and ethics, they will get into trouble no matter where they work. If someone stands firm in their beliefs and morals, they can work at places such as the Hill and be able to hold their head high no matter where they move throughout their career.

43 posted on 07/12/2004 8:24:27 PM PDT by Valentine_W
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To: TheBigB

You've been missed.


44 posted on 07/13/2004 6:29:51 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: applemac_g4
She's uglier than Monica

She actually dated a friend of mine before all this broke (he wasn't one of the guys mentioned on her blog). Apparently, she's got a body to kill for and her face looks okay when she's made up.

Total psycho, apparently.

45 posted on 07/13/2004 6:34:36 AM PDT by Modernman ("I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members" -Groucho Marx)
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To: MadIvan
And what does she do? She and her "mates" turn it into a swinger's bar. Where is the respect, the decorum, the propriety that one should bear in such a place? She is utterly filthy.

Just like kids today say oral sex isn't sex and credit that to Clinton, maybe she's going off of Bob Packwood's example.

46 posted on 07/13/2004 6:43:42 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: MadIvan
My hero, President Reagan, was that much of an idealist - so it's to his example that I cling. Those politicians you describe can go to hell.

Well, there goes most of the executive and legislative branches. It would be a nice housecleaning.

47 posted on 07/13/2004 6:45:12 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: MadIvan

Its getting more play beyond Ohio's borders than it is inside Ohio.

I can't help wishing Dewine would spend more time focused on his own staff, and less time sermonizing how the rest of us should live our lives.


48 posted on 07/13/2004 7:03:49 AM PDT by Badeye ("The day you stop learning, is the day you begin dying")
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To: Badeye
It should force a fundamental review of hiring policies for interns like this one. But I haven't heard anyone say that, least of all Senator DeWine!

Regards, Ivan

49 posted on 07/13/2004 7:05:03 AM PDT by MadIvan (Ronald Reagan - proof positive that one man can change the world.)
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"It should force a fundamental review of hiring policies for interns like this one. But I haven't heard anyone say that, least of all Senator DeWine!"

It ought to and I should think that more Ohioans would want to call up Senator DeWine and inquire of this. Afterall, their tax monies are going to fun DeWine's salary and his staff. The Heritage Foundation's Job Bank at all given times has around 1,600 conservatives in their database looking for jobs in Washington. Most of these individuals are most likely recent conservative college grads. Yep, it is a shame that DeWine's staffers didn't seem to be too concerned about hiring an actual conservative for the job. IMHO, loyalty is the first quality any employer should look for in a potential employee. Cutler obviously didn't possess loyalty to the conservative cause, to put shame on a Republican Senate office like this.

50 posted on 07/14/2004 10:02:17 PM PDT by Valentine_W
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