The latest smear campaign by the GOP -- a la Swiftboating -- is against Senator Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Menendez is the most powerful Cuban American politician in Congress. (Allegations skirted by the report that Menendez was entertained at the Dominican Republic resort, Casa de Campo, owned by the Big Sugar's billionaire Fanjuls. We'd like to see the flight manifests of all members of Congress who have been wined and dined by Big Sugar.)
Now, allegations made by a Dominican woman -- through a conservative website and widely broadcast -- have been withdrawn. "A Dominican woman who said in a video that she had had sex with Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey for money is acknowledging that the story is false, according to her sworn statement released by a lawyer enmeshed in the scandal."