Monday, March 12, 2007

How do you say "Bring out the gimp" in Spanish?

Ambassadors, bondage and sex toys. Get it here from the Guardian Unlimited. So apparently, the Israeli ambassador to El Salvador is a little bit kinky. "When San Salvador police discovered him in his official embassy residence yard in the capital San Salvador, however, smooth talk was not really an option. For starters there was the gag and the rubber ball in his mouth. There was also the matter of being drunk. And naked. And bound. And surrounded by sex toys."

It gets better: " Once he was untied and the gag and ball were removed Mr Raphael identified himself as the ambassador but for perhaps the first time in his diplomatic career, this was a crisis he could not explain away." The bolded selection has got be one of my favorite things ever written about a political figure. Ev-er--that's the sine qua non baby. Why can't we as Amurkans have such a scandal? Why is it always just blow jobs and hookers?

But what do the Israelis think of this, I hear you ask. "The ministry sees his behaviour as unbecoming of a diplomat," Zehavit Ben-Hillel, an Israeli foreign ministry spokeswoman, said yesterday. It was, she added, an unprecedented embarrassment. Mr Raphael was recalled home two weeks ago when the ministry first learned of the incident but the news became public only yesterday, when reports surfaced in the Israeli media. "He is going to remain in Israel," said the spokeswoman.

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