ABRAMOFF: A Sub-plot Develops – Hell Hath No Fury…
In May 2004, Miller found herself at the center of
attention whenâ€”while live on airâ€”she ordered a cameraman for NBC’s
Meet the Press to stop filming Colin Powell. A copy of the transcript shows
Miller, who also used to work as an NBC staffer, as a brusque press aide.
Powell eventually ordered that the interview continue and asked Miller to
What many people didn’t realize at the time,
however, is that during the Powell interview Miller was upset because
her fiancee, Michael Scanlon, had broken off their engagement, two
of Miller’s former State Department co-workers said. While still engaged
to Miller, Scanlon had started an affair with a manicurist and broke up with
Miller because he planned to marry the other woman, three of Scanlon’s
former associates at DeLay’s office said. They added that the two had
numerous public arguments.
Get out the popcorn, people, we've got our first sub-plot!
Oh, this is getting dishy quickly. Let's just call it “Potomac Place,”
for now, because it's a bad enough title for a really bad soap opera, which
now has Raw Story reporting the dirt on the gal, the guy and the secrets she
spilled on him.
Baby, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
The story begins with a gal named Emily who once worked for a guy nicknamed
The Hammer, but whose boss was none other than Michael Scanlon. The guy who
got involved with Jack Abramoff and who talked Congressman Ney into putting drivel in the Congressional Record so they could pressure Boulis into butting out of SunCruz.
Ever the dandy, Abramoff left court today after he pleaded, dressed in black, complete
with a black fedora, looking quite the modern day gangsta as he pled guilty,
something Scanlon also did recently. But I digress… In putting names, faces and situations to the “Potomac Place” puzzle, in a sort of Abramoff for Dummies series, we have to go back a little ways to get Ms. Miller properly into place.
tape of Colin Powell on “Meet the Press” back in 2004? That Sunday when an aide tried to end
the interview abruptly, with Russert calling out to the secretary, and Powell
calling the cameras back? It was all caught on tape…
“You're off,” State Department press aide
Emily Miller was heard saying.
“I am not off,” Powell insisted.
“No, they can't use it, they're editing it,”
“He's still asking the questions,” Powell
Miller, a onetime NBC staffer who recently worked for
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, also told Powell: “He was going to go
for another five minutes.”
Undeterred, Russert complained from Washington: “I
would hope they would put you back on camera. I don't know who did that.”
He later said, “I think that was one of your staff, Mr. Secretary. I
don't think that's appropriate.”
As the delay dragged on, Powell ordered: “Emily,
get out of the way. Bring the camera back please.” Powell's image returned
to the screen, and Russert asked his last question.
Miller is actually Emily J. Miller who is now being cited by Raw Story as
the babe that blew the whistle on Michael Scanlon to the FBI, all because he
broke her heart. I doubt it. But what is possible is that her ego got bruised because the broad Scanlon jilted her over was supposedly some lowly manicurist, on Ms. Miller's bimbo scale, Emily lowered the boom on her former boyfriend. Or maybe none of it is true, except for the fact that the people involved with Republican power honcho Tom The Hammer Delay keep surfacing in the Jack Abramoff – Michael
Scanlon, SunCruz, The Mob Murdered the Man, et al. quagmire.
What does Delay's office say about Miller? Aw, come on, you can
guess, can't you? You got it, she did a heckava job or “fine job,”
So, already a sub-plot has developed, with the jilted woman portrayed
as the squealer. She'll have a lot of company before this is over.