The question must be asked, how can we expect the GOP House leadership to protect the United States of America from Al Qaeda when they can't even protect pages from predatory Republican Congressmen?Comment Posted By Salty Party Snax On 3.10.2006 @ 10:13
Poster of missive #121: I think you need to pull Mr. Foley's underwear off
your head and read the NY Times article one more time.
The GOP Congressional leadership now stands accused of abetting the actions
of a known pedophile (that is simply a lie. there is not one shred of evidence for that whatsoever. you know it is a lie. He was not a "known" pedophile to anyone. And I am sick of you. You're banned)) who freely operated within their ranks. All the unctuous
hair-splitting in the world will hardly distract the American public from the
obvious abrogation of the ethical responsibilities of these self-proclaimed
guardians of the national morality.
Remember, parse rhymes with arse. And yours is hanging out like a big oldComment Posted By Salty Party Snax On 30.09.2006 @ 22:05
shiny harvest moon.
Front page of tomorrow's Sunday NY Times:
G.O.P. Leaders Knew In Late '05 of E-Mail
Foleygate has just swallowed up the Republican Congressional leadership.
You really can't read very well can you?
The information contained in that article is exactly the same information we have been discussing here.
1. Foley sent emails to a kid in LA asking about his well being after Katrina and asked for a picture.
2. The emails had nothing whatsoever to do with the smutty IM's he sent to other pages.
3. The GOP leadership investigated at the time and told him to break off the email correspondence after Foley assured them it was a "mentor thing."
4. Haster found out a few months later and wanted to see the emails but the parents of the boy refused out of privacy concerns.
5. Liberals heads explode because they can't grasp the idea that we are talking about two separate issues here and like 12 year old girls at a slumber party jump to conclusions and formulate conspiracy theories were - so far - none exist.Comment Posted By Salty Party Snax On 30.09.2006 @ 21:39
Uh oh! The Washington Post is now on record as saying that House Majority
Boehner admitted to them that he knew of Foley's man/boy predilections
"The resignation rocked the Capitol, and especially Foley's GOP
colleagues, as lawmakers were rushing to adjourn for at least six weeks.
House Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) told The Washington Post
last night that he had learned this spring of inappropriate "contact"
between Foley and a 16-year-old page. Boehner said he then told House
Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.). Boehner later contacted The Post
and said he could not remember whether he talked to Hastert."
It's those first unguarded reactions that get people some times.Comment Posted By Salty Party Snax On 30.09.2006 @ 14:10
Rick - If you have a little faith in Republicans as you claim, why are you so eager to jump in on the side of the Republican leadership in this matter? They had a pedophile running loose on the floor of Congress for God knows how long, and yet you seem willing to accept their excuses, excuses that might have very little behind them?
Wouldn't a more seasoned political observer want to wait until all the evidence is available?Comment Posted By Salty Party Snax On 30.09.2006 @ 12:06
You're angry, Rick. I can understand that. The faith you placed in the
Republican party has been betrayed time and again. And with this particularly
seamy scandal, and coming as it does before a very hotly contested midterm
election, the party that you support could very well have nailed itself into
a political coffin from which they cannot escape.
You have placed your faith in extremely flawed individuals. You need toComment Posted By Salty Party Snax On 30.09.2006 @ 11:48
Rick - Actually I did read your article, and as you have noted I disagreed with your assessment. There is considerable media speculation today that senior members of the GOP House leadership have been aware of the true nature of Foley's predatory shenanigans for quite some time, and in my opinion it is not completely baseless.
But even if the Republican leadership was not aware of what was happening on their watch, are they not responsible for the conduct for those Republican Representatives serving under their leadership? I understand that the "I didn't know" defense has been popular with the likes of President Bush and Defense Sec'y Donald Rumsfeld for a while now, but does that really absolve them of the responsibility for the many disasters that have occured on their watch? The buck has to stop somewhere, be it a war over non-existent WMD or the pedophillic prowlings of a GOP Congressman lusting after teenage House pages.
But that point may be moot.
Allow me to refer you to a breaking news piece in Roll Call, the noted nonpartisan newspaper that almost exclusively covers Capitol Hill:
Foley Interviewed About Page Last Year; Democrats Not Told
Ethics Inquiry Ordered
At least four Republican House Members, one senior GOP aide and a former top officer of the House were aware of the allegations about Foley that prompted the initial reporting regarding his e-mail contacts with a 16-year-old House page. They include: Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Reynolds (N.Y.) and Reps. Rodney Alexander (R-La.) and John Shimkus (R-Ill.), as well as a senior aide to Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and former Clerk of the House Jeff Trandahl.
Fortunately the House yesterday approved by a 410-0 vote Nancy Pelosi's call for a quick and thorough investigation of this matter. And we could have the results of this investigation within a week.
Hopefully this will clear the air and put to rest some of the concerns we all have here.Comment Posted By Salty Party Snax On 30.09.2006 @ 11:19
As they used to say back in the Watergate days, it ain't the crime it's the cover-up. If Hastert et al had just kicked Foley's ass out of Congress when they first heard about his shenanigans 11 months ago this would be a non-issue today. But instead they kept quiet about and allowed Foley to maintain his post as the lead Republican Congressional watchdog on child abuse.
And if you think the double whammy of Foley and Woodward isn't going to have a political effect, Bush's approval number in today's Rasmussen Poll is back down to 39%. And things are just getting underway.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/Bush_Job_Approval.htmComment Posted By Salty Party Snax On 30.09.2006 @ 10:20
It is going to take a lot more than $50 million dollars in
Republican ads to overcome Foley.
What do you think, boy f*ckers and torture.
Squeal like a pig? Boy?Comment Posted By Salty Party Snax On 29.09.2006 @ 23:51
So does Foley prove that GOP stands for Grand Old Perverts?Comment Posted By Salty Party Snax On 29.09.2006 @ 23:24