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The transsexual hooker that's Joe Biden's "friend" on MySpace

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Is this something that candidates should worry about? Could it be fodder for attack ads? Or is MySpace already so overwhelmed with "escorts" that it's part of the turf? Should candidates even be on MySpace?

From the WaPo:

Before it disappeared last week, a "friend" named Suzi Q had posted a somewhat revealing picture of a leggy young woman in glasses on Biden's MySpace page. By clicking to Suzi Q's own profile page, one could learn that Suzi was a "Transsexual Playmate Formerly from Toronto Canada Retired to Florida in 2001." Suzi at one point listed her occupation as "escort" but later changed this to "adult entertainer," reporting her income as "$75,000 to $100,000."

With friends like these, candidates may not need many opponents.

Says Turk: "Associating with transsexual [escorts] could very quickly become an issue, certainly in the Republican primary. The problem is, [a candidate] doesn't have plausible deniability" to say he wasn't aware of a posting, because the keeper of a MySpace or Facebook page controls who gets to be a "friend." "Guilt by association is still a very powerful concept," Turk says.