Since Watergate just about every scandal in America has had the suffix “gate” appended to it: Abramoffgate, Coingate, Foleygate, Monicagate, Nipplegate, Plamegate, etc.
But what if those guys had broken into a Democratic Party office at a different hotel complex? What would scandals now be known by?
Abramoffsuites? (Embassy Suites)
Coinastoria? (Waldorf Astoria)
Foleyarms? (Carlton Arms)
Monica6? (Motel 6)
Plamejohnson’s? (Howard Johnson’s)
Imagine hearing on the nightly news: “And now with the latest on Monica6, here’s Joe Schmoe.” It sounds not so much like a political scandal as an AOL chat screen name.
I guess none of those names slides as easily off the tongue as "somethinggate."
The Dems should have kept an office at an adult motel. At least then we could have had some interesting scandal names: The Pussy Cat (e.g. Nipplecat), The Peek-A-Boo (e.g. Foleyboo), The Halfway Inn (???), The Happy Palms Motel (???), etc.