Disgraced Foley Exits

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Oh I see, he resigned to protect his fellow pederast Republicans, not because he felt any shame for his behavior. I guess since the Republican leadership knew of Foley's folly for almost a year, and did nothing, Foley didn't foresee any problems running for re-election.

Disgraced, Rep. Foley Exits in a Hurry - New York Times : Less than six weeks from a tough election for Republicans who control an already ethically tainted Congress, the more common stick-it-out approach to scandal was cast aside.

Foley, a moderate Republican whose work in Congress included protections for children against sexual predators, repeatedly e-mailed a boy working as a page in August 2005, asking for his picture, asking what he wanted for his birthday and making chatty comments about school and about another page who he said was ''in really great shape.''

The page told a colleague the e-mails ''freaked me out'' and were ''sick,'' according to transcripts posted online by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

Then the AP article descends into faux 'fair and balanced territory', mentioning Bill Clinton, natch, and Barney Frank. Uhh, yeah, just the same.

Wired has more details

Rep. John Shimkus, R-Illinois, chairman of the Page Board that oversees the congressional work-study program for high schoolers, said he did investigate but Foley falsely assured him he was only mentoring the boy. The spokesman for Speaker Dennis Hastert, Ron Bonjean, said the top House Republican had not known about the allegations. Shimkus said he learned about them in late 2005.

Just as Shimkus' explanation was released, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California proposed to the House that its ethics committee investigate and make a preliminary report in 10 days. She demanded to know who knew of the messages, whether Foley had other contacts with pages and when the Republican leadership was notified of Foley's conduct.

Instead, majority Republicans engineered a vote to allow the ethics panel to decide whether there should even be an investigation.

Rep. Thomas Reynolds, head of the House Republican election effort, said Saturday he told Speaker Dennis Hastert months ago about concerns that a fellow GOP lawmaker had sent inappropriate messages to a teenage boy. Hastert's office said aides referred the matter to the proper authorities last fall but they were only told the messages were ''over-friendly.''

Reynolds, R-N.Y., was told about e-mails sent by Rep. Mark Foley and is now defending himself from Democratic accusations that he did too little

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I was wondering if this news would ever catch your eye. Yesterday, among the front pagers: Iraq, Bush, more bills, immigration and getting to the bottom of a page, as Oscar Wilde is quoted saying in jokes, I went to the page story. There weren't many details, but there were enough to make one wonder. And, excuse me fellas, if I well recall, Monica went on top of a table and lifted her skirt, showing a big bare butt with a thong thread in between the cheeks. And Moniquita was 25 years of age and willing, not a boy age sixteen, who said gross 25 times as he recalled the mail he received.

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