Wednesday, August 30, 2006


This is from Wikipedia. It shows yet another incident of Members of Congress abusing their position the acting in a predatory nature to establish inappropriate relationships. We don't know that the alleged relationship was in any way related to Levy's death, but either way, Condit should have known better than to prey on this young intern.


In May 2001, Condit became the subject of national news coverage, after the disappearance of Chandra Levy, a Washington, D.C. intern originally from Condit's district. Levy is believed to have been Condit's mistress.

While Condit was never an official suspect in the disappearance, Levy's family (and subsequently the national media) suspected that Condit was withholding important information about the intern's disappearance. Suspicion was deepened when Condit tried to avoid answering direct questions during a televised interview with news anchor Connie Chung on August 23, 2001. This followed news reports that Condit had an affair with flight attendant, Anne Marie Smith [1].

He faded from the news following 9/11, only to reappear during his announcement to run for an 8th term on December 7.

Condit lost the primary elections in March 2002 to his former aide, then-Assemblyman Dennis Cardoza, and left Congress at the end of his term in 2003.

After an extensive search, Levy's remains were discovered a year after her disappearance by a jogger in Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C. In May 2002 a medical examiner officially declared that Levy's death was the result of homicide. The case remains unsolved.