As you can see, however, Dawn Rizos isn't mentioned by name in the October 29 ish -- and where's the publicity value in that? You remember what happened, right? Right: Newt Gingrich's Business Defense and Advisory Council solicited the owner of the topless joint for a donation in exchange for an award, she said sure, and the former Speaker of the House balked upon realizing that would make for an awkward photo op. (As opposed to this Chris Farley mash-up?) End result: Rachel Maddow, here they come! So where does The Lodge imbroglio fall on the Threat Assessment meter? Somewhere between "Marijuana arrests decline for first time since 2002" and Going Rogue. Seems about right.
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