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Former Aide to GOP Officials Arrested in Prostitution Sting

Pam Spaulding: Let me introduce you to the latest float in the GOP parade of moral hypocrites.
This post, written by Pam Spaulding, originally appeared on Pam's House Blend

Let me introduce you to the latest float in the GOP parade.
Tim Droogsma, a former press secretary to a U.S. senator and a Minnesota governor, was arrested Tuesday in a midafternoon prostitution sting on St. Paul's East Side.
He allegedly arranged a deal for sex from an undercover officer through Craig's List, police spokesman Tom Walsh said Wednesday.
In the 80s, Droogsma served as spokesman for Sen. Rudy Boschwitz (R) and Governor Arne Carlson in the 90s.

Droogsma denies the allegation with a familiar defense.
Asked Wednesday about his arrest, Droogsma wrote in an e-mail: "Obviously, I'm deeply embarrassed by this allegation, which is not true and which is the result of a severe misunderstanding, and I look forward to making my case in court."
He declined to explain the misunderstanding.
Hat tip, Maggi A.

Editor's Note: More of Droogsma from the Minnesota Monitor

Irony alert: Droogsma offended by outdoor sex! Poynter media writer Jim Romenesko points out a previous Strib mention of Droogsma -- who wrote in to the paper after reading the controversial story, "Sex al Fresco." He wrote to reader's representative Kate Parry:
"I don't think I'm too prudish (which, I realize, is what prudes always say), but do we really want this sentence: 'She hopped on my lap, facing forward. I pulled up her skirt in the back, slid her panties out of the way, and unzipped'?"
While we're on Minnesota fun, Avidor at Dump Mark Olsen (Olsen's the anti-gay lawmaker convicted of domestic assault against his wife) has a video up on this:
Pam Spaulding blogs at Pam's House Blend.