Next time, try Domino's

Deputy secretary of state says arranging for call girls was like ordering pizza.

Published April 30, 2007 12:53PM (EDT)

Confronted with the fact that his name and phone number appeared on a list of clients of "D.C. madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey, Deputy Secretary of State Randall Tobias told ABC News that arranging for women to visit his condo was like ordering pizza.

What it wasn't like: The behavior Tobias pushed through an abstinence-first program and an anti-prostitution pledge while working as George W. Bush's global AIDS coordinator.

Tobias, who is married, resigned Friday for "personal reasons." He's insisting that there was "no sex" involved when "gals" would "come over to the condo to give me a massage."

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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