2/2 UPDATE: Communications consultants contacted by the Peak say that it is not a good idea to deny sexual relations with the word “fallacious.” It distracts from the denial, we are told.


Move over Bob Torricelli, there is a new sleaze bag king in New Jersey.

No seriously, Mr. Torricelli, can you move over — Mr. Menendez will be sharing this cell.

With news that U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) has now, a few years late, reimbursed a donor for two of his whore mongering jaunts down to the Dominican Republic, we figure it can’t be long before Menendez steps down over this campaign finance scandal just as fellow NJ U.S. Senator Bob Torricelli did in 2002.

Just yesterday, the Miami Herald reported the FBI was raiding the home of the Menendez donor in question.

Stringing up crime scene tape and using a locksmith, the FBI on Tuesday and Wednesday raided the West Palm Beach business of an eye doctor suspected of providing free trips and even underage Dominican Republic prostitutes to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez — who has denied what he calls the “fallacious allegations.”

Agents hauled away boxes and bags of evidence from the medical-office complex of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a contributor to Menendez and other prominent politicians, to start hauling away potential evidence in several vans.

The prostitution allegations first surfaced on the Daily Caller shortly before the elections, with the website talking to two prostitutes who claim Menendez not only used their, um, services, but stiffed them on the final bill.

As the old saying in Washington goes, you can keep your job in Congress as long as you’re not caught with a dead girl or live boy. We might amend that to include underage prostitute girls.

With that said, let the speculation begin as to whom NJ Guv Chris Christie will appoint to take Menendez’s seat.

Our first suggestion would be James Gandolfini, as long as he is currently residing in the Garden State. Then New Jersey voters would have a Senator who plays a dirtbag on TV as opposed to one who is a dirtbag in real life.

Of course, Christie could also go the route of appointing someone with a good shot of winning re-election in the deep blue state — someone, like say former Republican Governor Christie Todd Whitman.

If it were up to us, and we know he’s not currently a New Jersey resident, we’d appoint this guy. He’d make CSPAN actually worth watching.