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    Senator's Husband and Liberal Radio Network Founder Caught with Hooker

    Apparantly he shops at the discount rack, unlike Spitzer.

    Report: Stabenow's husband paid prostitute in sting
    By KORIE WILKINS AND TODD SPANGLER • FREE PRESS STAFF WRITERS • April 2, 2008


    Thomas Athans, the husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and cofounder of a liberal talk radio network, told Troy police detectives that he paid a prostitute $150 for sex at a Troy hotel in late February, according to a police report obtained Wednesday by the Free Press under the Freedom of Information Act.


    Athans, 46, was not arrested or charged, but agreed to fully cooperate with police in their investigation of Internet-based prostitution at hotels in the city, according to the report. Athans was pulled over by police on I-75 minutes after leaving the Residence Inn on Livernois, just east of I-75 and south of Big Beaver, the evening of Feb. 26. He was driving a Cadillac DeVille registered jointly to him and Stabenow at their address in Lansing.

    He was ticketed for driving on a suspended license. When questioned during the stop, he acknowledged he had been at the hotel with a woman he met on the Internet. On further questioning, he acknowledged he had paid the woman $150 for sex.


    “This is very disturbing and serious. Obviously it’s a deeply difficult and personal matter,” Sen. Debbie Stabenow said in an official statement issued late this morning, in response to the Free Press story.


    Athans and Stabenow, a U.S. senator since 2001, were married in 2003. Stabenow did not show up for a news conference this morning at the Capitol.


    "He was very cooperative. He didn’t tell officers who he was. He did not ask for any special treatment,” said Lt. Gerard Scherlinck, the information officer for the Troy Police.


    Police arrested, Alycia Martin, 20, of Westland in the hotel room. She was charged with prostitution. Police confiscated a cell phone, a laptop and $431. She told police she had only been working as a prostitute for about a week and didn’t know how many men had visited her the day she was arrested, according to the report.


    The room Martin was in was an 800-square-foot, two-story penthouse suite.


    Police went to the hotel after a detective working on Internet-based prostitution at hotels in the city came across a solicitation for sex on a Web site, backpage.com. Plainclothes detectives went to the hotel and set up a surveillance and watched Athans drive up, go inside and then leave about 15 minutes later.


    Athans is a radio producer who’s spent the past several years trying to launch liberal talk shows that could counter popular conservative radio programming.

    [B]Before starting his current firm TalkUSA Radio in 2006, Athans was the head of syndicated programming at Air America[/B], the liberal network that declared bankruptcy that year. TalkUSA launched one syndicated talk show last year.


    Athans has strong ties to Democratic Party officials and liberal activists; Sen. Hillary Clinton publicly acknowledged him during her speech in Detroit last month.

    According to the Washington Post, Clinton and other senators attended a fund-raiser in 2004 for Athans’ previous network, Democracy Radio, which raised $1.8 million to launch the talk show of Ed Schultz. Athans dissolved Democracy Radio in May 2006.


    He was also an Oxford Village council member.


    Stabenow, 57, has been a major figure in Michigan politics for several decades. She has served in the Legislature, in the U.S. House and in 2000 upset incumbent Republican Spencer Abraham. In 1994, she lost a race for governor.


    Staff writers Dawson Bell, Gina Damron and Justin Hyde contributed to this report.

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    David Vitter approves.

    Larry Craig does not. Sex shouldn't cost more than the calories it takes to tap your foot.

    Spitzer depressed. Realizes he was ripped off...didn't know about discount-ho's.com.

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    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v679/nehick/wifedresscode.jpg[/IMG]

    The question is, will they follow the liberal shame dress code?

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    [QUOTE=DeanPatsFan;2461561][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v679/nehick/wifedresscode.jpg[/IMG]

    The question is, will they follow the liberal shame dress code?[/QUOTE]

    :rofl: I'll :toast: to that!!! :yes:

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    [QUOTE=DeanPatsFan;2461561][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v679/nehick/wifedresscode.jpg[/IMG]

    The question is, will they follow the liberal shame dress code?[/QUOTE]

    Dean, did you notice what was missing in the article?

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    Guy was a liberal radio host....he probably didn't speak out too much about prostitution but Im sure he ripped the Republicans who have been in trouble lately. I've never heard his show so I dont know if what I just said was accurate.

    If thats not the case than who cares. Unless he was a hypocrite about this subject in public....than its between his wife and him.

    She on the other hand as an elected official should have some explaining to do. I'll go out on a limb and say that she probably wasn't aware but if she was......boot her ass.

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    [QUOTE=HDCentStOhio;2461637]Dean, did you notice what was missing in the article?[/QUOTE]

    Yes, no political affiliation alongside his wife's name. That's common when there's a Dim involved...

    Had she been a Republican, the article would have mentioned that at least five times.

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    [QUOTE=HDCentStOhio;2461378]

    Athans was [B]pulled over by police on I-75 minutes after leaving the Residence Inn on Livernois, just east of I-75 and south of Big Beaver[/B], the evening of Feb. 26. [/QUOTE]

    I bet he's pissed the cops didn't pull him over before he was North of the Big Beaver.

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    Why the **** would he tell the police he was with a hooker?

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    [QUOTE=DeanPatsFan;2461653]Yes, no political affiliation alongside his wife's name. That's common when there's a Dim involved...

    Had she been a Republican, the article would have mentioned that at least five times.[/QUOTE]

    :yes:

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    Cooperation in leu of charges.

    [QUOTE=New York Mick;2461666]Why the **** would he tell the police he was with a hooker?[/QUOTE]

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    Why?

    [QUOTE=NYSE;2461647] I'll go out on a limb and say that she probably wasn't aware but if she was......[B]boot her ass[/B].[/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=HDCentStOhio;2461637]Dean, did you notice what was missing in the article?[/QUOTE]

    Yeah... A link... You seem to have trouble with that very basic concept.

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    [QUOTE=DeanPatsFan;2461653]Yes, no political affiliation alongside his wife's name. That's common when there's a Dim involved...

    Had she been a Republican, the article would have mentioned that at least five times [I]in the first paragraph[/I].[/QUOTE]

    fixed.....

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    [QUOTE=NYSE;2461647]Guy was a liberal radio host....he probably didn't speak out too much about prostitution but Im sure he ripped the Republicans who have been in trouble lately. I've never heard his show so I dont know if what I just said was accurate.

    If thats not the case than who cares. Unless he was a hypocrite about this subject in public....than its between his wife and him.

    She on the other hand as an elected official should have some explaining to do. I'll go out on a limb and say that she probably wasn't aware but if she was......boot her ass.[/QUOTE]

    was he a host or a liberal radio show producer???

    I thought he produced liberal radio shows to compete against conservative talk shows....regardless, by the looks of the amount he's paying for skank ho's his liberal talk shows are doing about as well as Err America...:yes:

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    [QUOTE=DeanPatsFan;2461561][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v679/nehick/wifedresscode.jpg[/IMG]

    The question is, will they follow the liberal shame dress code?[/QUOTE]

    Perhpas she'll follow the Republican "dress like a hooker" code:

    [IMG]http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/original/fashion_ho_paus-thumb.jpg[/IMG]

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;2462017]was he a host or a liberal radio show producer???

    I thought he produced liberal radio shows to compete against conservative talk shows....regardless, by the looks of the amount he's paying for skank ho's his liberal talk shows are doing about as well as Err America...:yes:[/QUOTE]

    I guess when your network goes bankrupt you can't afford the Spitzer-level prostitutes.:D

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    [QUOTE=cr726;2461798]Why?[/QUOTE]

    its illegal. Im not saying it should be or that what he did was so terrible, but as an elected official she should be held to a higher standard.

    If she was aware her husband was breaking the law, then she broke the law and should lose her job.

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan;2462218]Perhpas she'll follow the Republican "dress like a hooker" code:

    [IMG]http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/original/fashion_ho_paus-thumb.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

    Where have you and Olberman been scoping out hookers, grade school?

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    [QUOTE=Phoenixx;2461658]I bet he's pissed the cops didn't pull him over before he was North of the Big Beaver.[/QUOTE]

    I guess it is better than getting caught IN Big beaver.

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