Is an Ed Koch Sex Scandal Next?

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Eliot Spitzer slept with hookers. Jim and Dina McGreevey had threesomes with their driver. Governor David Paterson's list of conquests is starting to look like it could be longer than Wilt Chamberlain's. It's enough to make you wonder: Are there any politicians not harboring scandalous sexual secrets? Well, what about Ed Koch, you might say. Look at that doughy face, those kind, twinkly eyes. There's no way he secretly has, say, a Slovakian love child. Or does he???

Today, Intel received the following e-mail.

From: [REDACTED]
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 1:31:24 PM
To: intel
Subject: edward koch
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DEAR SIR CAN OU PLEASE HELP US WE ARE TRYING TO FIND IF THERE IS A FAMILY CONECTION BETWEEN MY SELF ERICH KOCH BORN IN SLOVKIA NOW LIVING IN MALLORCA . AND THE X MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY EDWARD KOCH. AS I BELIVE I HAVE MEET HIS BROTHER FROM POPRAD CITY NAME WAS GUSTAV KUCHARIK THIS NAME WAS CHANGED DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR FROM KOCH. TO KUCHARIK. IF YOU CAN PLEASE FALLARD THIS INFO ON TO MR EDWARD KOCH OR A FAMILY MEMBER I BE VERY GRATEFUL. REGARDS ERICH KOCH

Was this written by the self-same scammers who want to transfer us large sums of money from Nigeria or INVEST IN OUR COUNTRY? Sure. But in the current climate, ladies and gentlemen, you never know.