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Sunday, October 01, 2006


WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 — Top House Republicans knew for months about e-mail traffic between Representative Mark Foley and a former teenage page, but kept the matter secret and allowed Mr. Foley to remain head of a Congressional caucus on children’s issues, Republican lawmakers said Saturday.

House Majority Leader John Boehner knew as did House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

Two of the most powerful Republicans in the United States.

Instead of taking measures to protect future children, both men sat on their thumbs and wiggled their piggy toes. I am disturbed.

Two years ago, I had the opportunity to live on Capitol Hill and intern with the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. Many interns resided in my apartment building. One of the guys who lived across the hall from me was an intern for Rep. Mark Foley. He was merely 18.

I wonder just how many teens have been victimized by Mark Foley?

Please check out Moral Contradictions on Family Values & FoleyGate.


Blogger Michael Westmoreland-White said...

This scandal is threatening to bring down the G.O.P. despite the fact that Democrats still have poor leadership--leadership dominated by the corporate Dems of the DLC (Republican wannabes).

10:09 AM


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