Those interested in oligarchical connections within the political elites in the USA might care to look at this dreadful old moral scold and hypocrite above, Republican former Senator Pete Domenici from New Mexico. He has been outed in this month’s best “can’t keep their willies in their pants” story
Way back in the late 1970’s (great days weren’t they?) Pete Domenici was a married Senator for New Mexico when his eye was caught by the attractive intern that worked in his office. Michelle Laxalt was then 24 years old and had managed to swing a place as a prestigious intern in the Senate office purely through effort and talent you understand, and not in the least because her old man was former Governor and now Senator Paul Laxalt. One thing led to another and soon Domenici was abusing his position of trust and influence chasing the lithe young thing round the office offering her a poke with his pork sword.
Well it turns out that he managed to get the girl preggers and she had to leave to have the child. So an advocate of safe sex then too? Of course not that a word of all this was leaked at the time. The child was a boy, Adam.
Spin forward a few years and this pillar of his local church whom The Independent called “The very embodiment of family values and rectitude” stood in front of the Senate and opined on Bill Clinton. He sought Clinton’s impeachment for “personal transgressions”.
Who could forget the fine old upright, shameless old goat call for Clinton’s impeachment boasting “Truthfulness is the first pillar of good character in the Character Counts program of which I have been a part of establishing in New Mexico.” Of course we were never made wise as to Domenici’s past.
You might say well it was all in the past, he is retired so we should leave the old fraud alone. Except that even at 90 this old roué is still actively involved in politics. Despite investigations by the Senate Ethics Committee in 2006, this summer he was at work for Romney in Nevada.
He lied, covered up and only owned up because it was coming out again.
As to Michelle? Well, she has gone on to a career as big time Washington lobbyist and appears on Fox TV.
My interest here is not simply the blatant hypocrisy (they are politicians after all) but that this shows very clearly the connections that exist unbeknownst to us between members of Congress. Here, deliberately kept secret from the public for decades, was a clear close familial and genealogical connection between two seemingly independent Senators. This is how oligarchy is created.
Copyright David Macadam 2013