. . . Durham hosted a more interesting "Fantasy Pajama and Lingerie Party" at his home featuring 2005 Penthouse Pet Martina Warren. The festivities are documented on Durham's R-rated MySpace page . . .
Although he gives most of his campaign cash to Republicans, Durham also has financially supported some Democrats, including Mayor Bart Peterson.
But these days, political insiders are talking about Durham's MySpace page, which highlights the pajama party. One photo shows two naked brunettes making out. Another shows three blondes groping. The site also includes photos of the 45-year-old Durham -- who is divorced -- with D-level celebrities and Playboy Playmates . . .
If the photos were on Durham's fireplace mantel, who would care? Since he put them on MySpace for the world to see, insiders are talking.
"I'm a private citizen," said Durham, who is a member of the governor's re-election Steering Committee. "I am who I am. If someone doesn't want money from me, they don't have to call and ask me for it."
Durham, who lives in Fortville, said he hired 10 off-duty police officers, mostly from Fishers, to make sure no laws were broken at the party.
"I had a party," he said, "and some of the attendees got a little out of control."
Then he posted photos of the action on MySpace. After I called, Durham limited access to his site to his friends.
To me it appears that Durham's close personal friendship with Marion Co. Prosecutor Carl Brizzi is the real reason Tully thinks this story is newsworthy. "For the record, no local politicians are seen in the party photos, Tully writes. "But the Web page does include multiple pictures of Durham and Brizzi at other events, including a Super Bowl party in Miami and another on Durham's yacht. Brizzi said the two are friends and that Durham has been a very good patron of the city."
I should point out that a short time after this year's Super Bowl, a local Democrat sent me a photo of Brizzi and Durham with some former Playboy model and Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, his brother Giants quarterback Eli Manning and their father, Archie Manning, which was taken down in the Bahamas. The photo was accompanied by numerous nude photos of the former Playboy model. If I'm not mistaken, the photo with the Mannings made into the Star's lifestyle pages but referred to the Playboy model as an assistant to Durham. I pondered posting something on it, but in the end chose not to do it. Unless someone can show me something illegal was going on, I still don't think this is newsworthy but maybe there's more to come out.
UPDATE: Taking Down Words has the R-rated version on Durham's MySpace account here.