Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Where In the World Is Vicki Iseman?

Oh, there she is... and she's suing the New York Times for defamation.

A Washington lobbyist on Tuesday sued The New York Times for publishing an article that she says suggests she once had a romantic relationship with 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

The lawsuit, filed by lawyers for Vicki Iseman in a Richmond, Virginia, federal court, seeks $27 million in damages.

It claims that Iseman, a lobbyist at the firm Alcalde & Fay, was defamed by the Feb. 21 article and that she suffered damage to her reputation as well as to her emotional and mental health.

Okay, I have no problem with someone who believes they have been publicly defamed to sue. But what the fuck took so long? Why is this suit coming TEN MONTHS after the article? If I remember correctly, no one, NO ONE, could find this woman as she apparently went into hiding after the article was published. We couldn't even find a fucking current photo of her and still can't. All we got was this.

And now she's deciding to sue for $27 million?! I'm sorry, but if there was a time to do this, it was February 22, 2008 - the day after the article came out - a sign that she wasn't going to take this shit and was going to vigorously defend herself. Instead, she did her best impression of Greta Garbo*. If she had nothing to hide, why go into hiding? And I'm not going to accept the argument that it would have been a distraction from the presidential race. I'll dismiss that faster than you can say Rev. Wright. That's a bullshit excuse.

There ought to be a statute of limitations on stupidity.

* - Rumor has it that John McCain dated Greta Garbo in high school.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

She waited because the mccain camp im sure told her to wait till after the election to sue so for one thing the public wouldn't be reminded of it and two,the times in order to kill the lawsuit,would have to reveal more info that might further embarras the cute couple and more investigations by other reporters and blogs.Why do you think she wasn't at the press conference when it was first revealed!?