Not the Doctor!

Poor little Megan McAllister. She was the devoted damsel, staying true to the man, Philip Markoff, who was never true to her, while her knight in white fiance sought refuge in the arms of others.

Markoff is being held without bail at the Nashua Street jail as he awaits trial on charges of murder and kidnapping in connection with the Boston hotel killing of New York masseuse Julissa Brisman on April 14 and the April 10 robbery of a prostitute.

She knew that Philip gambled, as Megan was in the car, on the way to Foxwoods with her young medicine man, when they were pulled over by police and he was brought into custody. But did she know his gambling went well beyond the casino sort?

Markoff may have contacted men online as well as women, according to an NBC News interview with an anonymous Boston man who claimed he received e-mails from Markoff registered to the Yahoo! [YHOO] address “sexaddict5385.”

I dont want to be the sweeper of the eggshells that you walk upon
I dont want to be your other half I believe that 1 and 1 make 2
I dont want to be your food or the light from the fridge
On your face at midnight
Hey what are you hungry for?

He was a risk taker, even as Megan was dreaming of the placid security of suburban McMansions and, perhaps, long drives with girlfriends in big SUV's to take part in climate change meetings while Philip worked late on the computer.

Mr. Markoff’s wedding is now officially delayed, too: his fiancée’s family canceled the B-Street Band, hired to play Bruce Springsteen hits at the beachfront reception on Aug. 14, its lead singer said Monday.

Delayed indeed. Until death does he depart. How happy must the New York Times have been when they discovered his conservative politics. Surely, they would surmise, his belief system was driven by his twisted psyche, as with all conservatives!

Later, at the University at Albany, Mr. Markoff was a member of the College Republicans, and traveled to Washington in 2004 to hear speeches by Ann Coulter and Karl Rove.

It was likely hearing the speeches from those two that drove him into the arms of the online transgender community, wouldn't you say?

“We were surrounded by such a left-wing student body, and he was more like me: he didn’t really share those sentiments,” said one classmate, Jonathan Zierler, who said he had accompanied Mr. Markoff on the trip. “He was a traditionalist as far as things like men and women’s roles in society. He was a throwback from a more conservative era.”

On the other hand, Philip was raised in the world favored by liberals, in which families don't stay in tact and sex is to be pursued without values. While he got the general idea, it seems no one explained to Philip exactly how one plays the game of 'friends with privileges' so popular with the American elite today.

He was a child of divorce who lived with his mother, Susan, after the breakup while his older brother, Jon, eventually went to live with their father, Richard, a dentist. Both parents remarried; Mr. Markoff’s mother had a baby girl with her new husband in 1991, when Mr. Markoff was 5.

Whatever made him the way he is, it certainly isn't the fault of poor Megan. She fell in love with just one side of the split personality. She's never met, we can presume, the Killer Doc -  the Doc whose stethoscope swings every which way.

"In the past two short weeks, my life and what I hoped my life to be has dramatically changed."

While she may have dreamed of becoming a Desperate Housewife, how could she have known she would become fodder for a potential spinoff - "Sexual Hospital."

"What has been portrayed and leaked to the media is not the Philip Markoff that I know. To me and my family, he is a loving and caring person and in the eyes of the law and constitution, he is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. I just can only hope that the criminal justice system will not be overwhelmed and persuaded by what is being put forth in the media. My fiancé's fate should not rest in the court of public opinion, but rather in a court of law."

Ah, poor Megan. The court of public opinion is like playing doctor compared to what the court of law will do to sweet Philip.