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From naked shower fights to…back wax…and a Capitol Hill gropefest…now, interns…and… “tickle fights”…ugh…x-ray tumors, oh dear…

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By Michelle Malkin  •  March 9, 2010 02:17 PM

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Okay, this week is grossing me out. Can we hit the reset button?

We’ve gone from crapweasel Eric Massa’s claims about naked shower summits with Rahm Emanuel to a Florida GOP Senate spat over…back wax.

Really.

FOX NEWS’ VAN SUSTEREN: And sort of a punch back which occurred previously is that you have said about your opponent, Mr. Rubio, that he is the greatest fraud perpetrated. So it sounds like you have had a couple of punches back as well. Why do you say that?

GOV. CHARLIE CRIST: Because he’s trying to pawn himself off as a fiscal conservative. And yet just in reason weeks, two weeks ago it has come out in news accounts he had a Republican Party of Florida credit card that he charged $130 haircut, or maybe it was a back wax — we are not sure what all he got at that place.

VAN SUSTEREN: Wait a second, stop. A back wax? Wait a second.

CRIST: I don’t know what it was, you know?

VAN SUSTEREN: I know, but was there a suggestion it was for a back wax or are you being flip?

No, he’s just being desperate. Rubio is now 32 points ahead of Crist.

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RedState’s Erik Erikson is sending Crist back wax. What he really needs is stronger sunscreen. Yikes.

Now, where’s the reset button?

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More grotesquerie in the Massa mess:

Former Rep. Eric Massa has been under investigation for allegations that he groped multiple male staffers working in his office, according to three sources familiar with the probe.

The allegations surrounding the New York Democrat date back at least a year, and involve “a pattern of behavior and physical harassment,” according to one source. The new claims of alleged groping contradict statements by Massa, who resigned his office on Monday after it became public that he was the subject of a House ethics committee investigation for possible harassment.

Massa had said that the allegations were limited to his use of “salty language” with his staff. He apologized for making some inappropriate comments and argued he was being unfairly villified. Days later, Massa accused the White House and Democratic congressional leaders of trying to oust him from office to improve their chances of passing health care reform legislation. Massa could not be reached for comment Tuesday, and no one answered the phone at his home in New York or his campaign office. Staff at his former congressional offices declined to relay messages to him and said they did not know how to reach him.

According to two sources familiar with the probe, Massa’s former deputy chief of staff Ron Hikel provided the information about the staffers’ allegations to the House ethics committee three weeks ago. Hikel had earlier sought advice from Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s office about brewing internal complaints, the sources said, and had been urged to report the allegations to the committee.

Creep Factor: 11!

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Update: It gets worse. Interns

The House ethics committee has received allegations that former Rep. Eric Massa groped at least three male staffers and conducted himself improperly with interns as well as full-time aides, a source familiar with the matter tells POLITICO.

One incident allegedly occurred when Massa traveled to San Francisco with an aide for a fundraising trip, a second source said.

Massa put himself outside the reach of the ethics committee by resigning his seat in a March 5 letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that was submitted on the House floor Tuesday.

The ethics committee announced last week that it had launched an investigation into allegations against Massa.

The former congressman, who claims he was pressured to resign because he planned to vote against a health care overhaul bill, has several television appearances lined up for Tuesday afternoon and evening.

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Just a reminder that I took a lot of crap from my friends on the Right for coming out early against GOP predator Mark Foley.

I know a creep-o-crat when I smell one.

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Update 5:17pm Eastern…Massa is on Beck…he opened by saying “he wasn’t forced out” of office and that he took responsibility and “owned his behavior.” Well, he has spent the last 48 hours claiming he was forced out. Which is it?

A yucky little chat about sexual indiscretion followed in which Massa mentioned the “tickle fights” he engaged in and stressed that they were not, in fact, sexual.

And next…Massa’s displaying x-rays of his tumor…

5:39pm Eastern. “Please don’t be a commercial,” Beck asks Massa. Massa continues to be a Democrat campaign commercial. Now saying the solution is “campaign finance reform.”

FAIL.

Beck apologizes for wasting America’s time. It was a painful object lesson, but in the end, I think, a useful one nonetheless.

FoxNews.com has the wrap-up.

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