Tuesday, July 30, 2013
(No) Sex, Lies, and Audiotape
Well folks, we are all waiting for this transcript which is reportedly "getting around" to find it's way to us.
The one of a secretly recorded conversation by (GA was told) a person in a powerful, public position who has been taping his conversations with "everyone."
The news of "secretly recorded conversations" was first broken by Al Sullivan in this week's column, and he called it "straight out political spying." He did not name names.
And no one should, until either the recording or transcript surfaces, or one of the parties goes on the record about the incident. Because it is explosive.
Well, GA picked up a little more scuttlebutt about this "political spying"- take it for what it's worth until one of the parties involved steps forward. For the purposes of this post, I'll call the person secretly taping 'Rat' and the guy who got taped, 'Guy'.
Here it is.
One day out of the blue, Rat called Guy and invited him to lunch. Guy smelled a rat, so invited a mutual friend to join them. The lunch was secretly taped.
Rat had the tape transcribed. (Which raises questions whether any of it was cooked...). Rat's attorney took the transcript into a deposition in a totally unrelated case. Why? Rat's attorney's motives for using the transcript are a mystery, as neither Guy nor Rat were involved in his case. Ooops. Rat might call this decision a mammoth fuck-up, because rules of evidence require the other side's attorney to get a copy.
So the 'secret taping' was secret no longer.
All because Rat's attorney thought it was a good idea to 'use' the transcript in an unrelated case, it was unleashed into the wild. And there is no stopping it now.