Dick Morris, now a Republican, was political consultant for 20 years to Democratic President Bill Clinton. Morris, who resigned his position in 1996 due to allegations that he had engaged the services of a prostitute, was again the subject of similar circumstances in April 2007.
- 1 Tobacco issues
- 2 Sex Scandals
- 3 Morris on Hillary Clinton
- 4 Articles by Dick Morris
- 5 Published Works
- 6 Contact Information
- 7 Resources
According to a PBS Frontline interview, Dick Morris worked with Dick Scruggs on asbestos litigation. When Scruggs told Morris about his intent to sue the major tobacco companies, Morris surveyed Mississippians to gauge public reaction to such a suit. The interview also claims that Morris had personal reasons for wanting to sue the tobacco companies: he was born premature, weighing only 2 pounds 11 ounces, as a result of this mother's chainsmoking during her pregnancy. Morris also lost his mother, a lifelong smokers, to cancer.
Morris helped convince President Bill Clinton to bring a federal lawsuit against the major American tobacco companies.
On August 29, 1996, Morris announced his resignation "hours before President Clinton delivered his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention after The New York Post and the Star, "a supermarket tabloid, published allegations" by "suddenly famous Virginia call girl" Sherry Rowland, a $200-an-hour prostitute, who said "that she had a long-running relationship with Morris." Rowland said that "Republicans had nothing to do with it."
"As for Morris's downfall, Rowlands said: 'Someone as intelligent as he is should have kept his lip buttoned when he unzipped his pants. I mean, how can you maneuver worlds, and he can't even control what he's doing in his own room with a paid lady?'" At the time, Morris "declined to address the allegations". 
In April 2007, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, known as the D.C. Madam, named Randall L. Tobias, "the top foreign aid adviser in the State Department", who "became the most prominent person on the list to be publicly identified when he resigned after acknowledging to ABC News that he was among Ms. Palfrey’s clients," Eric Lipton reported April 27, 2007, in the New York Times.
Palfrey "included in a court filing and posted on her Web site the man's photo and tax records. Dick Morris, the television commentator and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, who resigned in 1996 after reports that he was seeing a prostitute, was also a customer, Ms. Palfrey’s lawyer has said in court. Mr. Morris has denied the accusation," Lipton wrote.
Additionally, on April 27, 2007, Palfrey's attorney, Montgomery Blair Sibley, said that he "filed notice that he intends to depose political consultant Dick Morris in a separate civil proceeding. Morris would not comment." 
Morris on Hillary Clinton
"Morris managed Bill Clinton's successful 1996 reelection campaign until he was embroiled in a toe-sucking sex scandal with a prostitute. Since then, he has broken ties with the Clintons, and created a cottage industry out of critiquing them in his column in the New York Post and on Fox News. His Hillary hating has even included writing a book-length rebuttal of her memoir Living History, as well as another book imagining a presidential election matchup between her and Condoleezza Rice," Katharine Mieszkowski wrote for the December 19, 2006, issue of Salon's War Room.
According to Morris, "'Hillary will be the next president, and she’ll be the worst president we’ve ever seen.' No matter what happens, the situation in Iraq will 'assure that the GOP gets massacred in 2008 congressional elections.' In 2010, the Republicans will take back the Congress — 'Hillary will give Republicans the same gift she gave them in 1994' — and they’ll win the presidency in 2012, but thanks to demographic shifts favoring Democrats (namely the rising Hispanic and African-American populations), 'that will be the last Republican president we'll ever see.'" 
Also see The Presidential Coalition.
Articles by Dick Morris
Morris's articles are published online on his websites DickMorris.com and VOTE.com, as well as by Fox News (link); FrontPageMag.com (link); Jewish World Review (link); NewsMax (link); RealClearPolitics.com; The New York Post; and The Hill News.com.
Additionally, Morris's articles can be found at:
- "Hillary’s Fable. The lie she’s sticking with," National Review Online, June 5, 2003.
- Archived articles posted by Townhall.com.
- "The Real Clinton Emerges," The Hill, April 26, 2006.
- "Hillary's Marriage Fib," New York Post, October 30, 2006.
- "Republicans Pay for Arrogance," New York Post, November 8, 2006.
- "It's Now a Rudy Romp," New York Post, February 5, 2007.
- "Hillary’s experience is at surviving," The Hill, April 27, 2007.
- Behind the Oval Office: Getting Reelected Against All Odds, Renaissance Books; 2nd edition, November 16, 1998, ISBN-10: 1580630537 / ISBN-13: 978-1580630535.
- The New Prince: Machiavelli Updated for the Twenty-First Century, Renaissance Books, June 17, 2000, ISBN-10: 1580631479 / ISBN-13: 978-1580631471.
- Power Plays: Win or Lose--How History's Great Political Leaders Play the Game, Regan Books, June 17, 2003, ISBN-10: 0060004444 / ISBN-13: 978-0060004446.
- Fahrenhype 9/11 (Video 2004) IMDB.com.
- Rewriting History, Regan Books, May 4, 2004, ISBN-10: 0060736682 / ISBN-13: 978-0060736682.
- With Eileen McGann, Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race, Regan Books, October 11, 2005, ISBN-10: 0060839139 / ISBN-13: 978-0060839130.
- With Eileen McGann, Because He Could, Regan Books, Reprint edition, October 18, 2005, ISBN-10: 0060792132 / ISBN-13: 978-0060792138.
Related SourceWatch articles
- Profile: Dick Morris, NNDB.com.
- Profile: Dick Morris, Barber & Associates.
- Dick Morris, Premiere Speakers Bureau.
- Dick Morris in the Wikipedia.
- Archived articles on Dick Morris, Media Matters for America.
- "Clinton Strategist Resigns," CNN, August 29, 1996. See Morris's resignation.
- Transcript: Panel Discussion: "The Morris Resignation," PBS Online NewsHour, August 29, 1996.
- John Montgomery, Creep of the Week: Dick Morris, JohnMonty.com, August 31, 1996.
- Eric Pooley, "Who Is Dick Morris?" TIME Magazine, September 2, 1996.
- Howard Kurtz, "The Hooker, Line And Sinker," Washington Post, September 4, 1996.
- Harry Shearer, "i am what i scam, saith the Dick," Salon, September 9, 1996.
- Nancy Freeman Regaldo, Letter to the Editor: "Greed and Dick Morris," New York Times, November 8, 1996.
- "Wife of Dick Morris Drops Out of a Case," New York Times, January 9, 1997.
- "Dick Morris admitted he didn’t know what he was talking about. The press corps kept right on pretending," Daily Howler, October 1, 1998.
- Howard Kurtz, "Dick Morris, High on the Critical List," Washington Post, February 3, 1999.
- Ken Sanes, "Demeaning Dick Morris," Transparency Now / Reform, March 6, 2000.
- "Dick Morris on Bill Clinton," ABC (Australia), July 17, 2000.
- Terry Kropel, "Who's the Bastard? The main accusers in the Hillary slur case have serious credibility problems. But NewsMax won't tell you that because they're too busy making money off one of them," ConWebWatch, July 22, 2000.
- "Phew! In back-to-back evenings with Bill O'Reilly, Dick Morris showed that integrity counts," Daily Howler, October 27, 2000.
- Terry Kropel, "A Little Toe-Sucking Among Friends. 'Great political mind' Dick Morris signs on with NewsMax," ConWebWatch, June 21, 2002.
- "How Bush Can Run Negative Ads," Taegan Goddard's Political Wire, March 5, 2004.
- Margaret Sullivan, "Friend & Foe: Dick Morris's unreliable, intoxicating tale of Clinton," Washington Monthly (FindArticles.com), December 2004.
- Kathryn Jean Lopez, Q&A: "President Rice? Dick Morris looks at 2008 prospects," National Review Online, October 13, 2005.
- Nico Pitney, "Morris: Libby Indictment Implicates Cheney," Think Progress, October 28, 2005.
- Jane Genova, "Dick Morris - Hillary Clinton's Boswell," Speechwriting-Ghostwriting, December 26, 2005.
- Glenn Greenwald, "Dick Morris -- symbol of our brilliant, expert pundit class," Unclaimed Territory Blogspot, November 3, 2006.
- Amanda Terkel, "Dick Morris Accuses Nancy Pelosi Of Discriminating Against Women," Think Progress, November 28, 2006.
- Joe Kovacs, "Dick Morris: Hillary wants to be 'President Rodham'. Former Clinton adviser calls Democrat senator 'liar' involved in charade," WorldNetDaily, December 5, 2006.
- "Dick Morris: 'First Black Is Better Than First Woman'," Truthdig, December 19, 2006. Includes both transcript and video link.
- Katharine Mieszkowski, "Exiling Dick Morris," War Room / Salon, December 19, 2006.
- "Dick Morris reportedly planning to 'Swift Boat' Sen. Clinton," Media Matters for America, January 21, 2007.
- David Weigel, "Dick Morris Sees the Future," Reason Magazine, January 31, 2007.
- "Olbermann gave Morris 'Worst Person' 'bronze' for still pushing Obama-Clinton smear," Media Matters for America, January 31, 2007.
- Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin, "Yeas and Nays: Morris: Hillary will be 'worst president we've ever seen'," Examiner.com, February 1, 2007.
- Michael van der Galien, "Dick Morris at Pajamas Media," The Moderate Voice, February 2, 2007.
- Ellen, "FOX News Contributor Dick Morris One Of Top 100 Tax Delinquents In Connecticut," NewsHounds, February 23, 2007.
- "Dick Morris Is/Isn't DC Madam Client, Still a Dick," Wonkette!, March 12, 2007.
- Steve Young, "Digesting Fox News, Bill O'Reilly and Dick Morris," American Politics Journal, March 22, 2007.
- "Dick Morris: If not for Sen. Clinton, Americans would be afraid of 'the first black man ... running for president'," Media Matters for America, April 10, 2007.
- Chrish, "Dick Morris wants Bo Dietl's mic cut on Big Story," NewsHounds, April 12, 2007.
- Eric Lipton, "Woman in Escort Case Plans to Name Names in Defense," New York Times, April 28, 2007.
- Sue Anne Presley Montes, "'I Abhor Injustice,' Alleged Madam Says," Washington Post, April 29, 2007.
- Cynthia R. Fagen, "Dirty 'Tricks'. Top Pundits on Madam's Leaked List," New York Post, April 30, 2007.
- "On Hannity & Colmes, Morris touted Clinton film without bringing up his reported ties to it," Media Matters for America, November 20, 2007.
- "Dick Morris vouches for Novak: 'He's never proven wrong. He's always right,'" Media Matters for America, November 20, 2007.
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