Prostitution is not called the oldest business just to be cute. Hookers have been with us always, men stationed in strange territories have always made use of their services and nothing in the coverage I have read has pointed towards anything disgusting or even particularly racy. Then again, the stories have universally seemed to be rather purse lipped about the details and about why this rises to the level of scandal. How is a blowjob in a hotel room a security risk to a President who wasn't even in town yet?
Are we Americans really so naive that the simple act of hooking up with a whore is a disgrace? Really? That's all it takes? The utterly corrupt and charming Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards told a reporters once "The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy." What happened to that level of understanding what's truly scandalous? No wonder the media is so dull. I'm going back to amateur porn.