10.05.2006

He Resigned Over A Prank?

And just because you were IM'ing somebody who was fooling you doesn't necessarily make it any better. Drudge is here.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

What? Liberals playing dirty tricks? No way.

Anonymous said...

C'mon, right wing nutz. Do any of you really think the Foley caper is a great liberal conspiricy? Foley might not be the only creep in congress, but he's one who's been clearly identified by his own actions.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I do think it is a conspiricy. It was widely known that Foley was a closeted gay what better way to embarass him and the party right before the election than to set him up. Who saves their IM's? Do you see a pattern here? A black man that played football with George Allan back in the 70's at UVA claims he used the N word. Oh the humanity! Why is this just coming out now? Allan has been a politician all of his public life but now that he is possibly a front runner for the Republican party's nomination for President, the attacks start coming. Where was the black man's false accusations when Allan was Governor? For the liberals to set Foley up by saving IM's for years to use at an opportune time is pathetic. I thought liberals cared for kids? If they did they would have exposed him when it happened but instead they sat on it till it would be benefecial for them. How pathetic liberals are. Did you notice how Allan has surged in the polls since the personal attacks have started?

Anonymous said...

Hogwash! Those "liberals" of whom you speak did not control congress but the House leadership was made aware of Foley's problems over the past 3 years. And they did (apparently) nothing. Don't blame the messenger, how about placing the blame where it belongs - with the perpetrator and his protectors.

Anonymous said...

9:05AM, most IM clients (and Foley was probably using AOL's AIM client) save conversations by default.

wordkyle said...

Anon 9:53 AM sed:

"...the House leadership was made aware of Foley's problems over the past 3 years. And they did (apparently) nothing."

Maybe. Just as credible is this: 2003 Foley does his thing; Fall, 2005 House Speaker Hastert is made aware of the e-mails (which apparently were flirty but not dirty) Foley had sent to the page; Foley is told to stop doing stupid things, and he says okay; Spring, 2006 Boehner and Reynolds talk to Hastert about it again; Hastert, having handled it in the fall, tells them so. September 29, 2006 The sexually explicit content of the IMs (which Hastert had not heard of previously) is revealed, and Foley immediately resigns.

Two things: 1) a former aide to Foley says he told Hastert's office sometime before January, 2004. Either he did or he didn't; his story has changed a few times over the last several days. If there is evidence that he did, Hastert's in trouble, and rightly so. 2) Someone has had knowledge and possession of this information all along. Who that someone is probably needs to be revealed. Politics is a dirty, hard game, and this is a vicious hit; but it should not have caught the Republicans unaware.

I would bet it will be after the elections before we know who held onto the information (if we ever know.)

Anonymous said...

9:53, You don't need to control the house to smear someone. Dan Rather tried to smear Bush with fake documents and he wasn't even in the house. Try to keep up. Why wasn't Gerry Studds run out of town when he had sex with a male underage page in 83? Instead he was given a standing ovation in the house 3 times. Is it because he was a liberal and Foley did the right thing and resigned?

Anonymous said...

All you liberals. Make mental note of these two names, Robin Katsaros and Nancy Pelosi. I can't wait till it is exposed that these two are behind all of this and the egg on their faces won't come off. Just like the Godfather of Smear(Willy Clinton), Pelosi will smear anyone to become Speaker of the House. A new nickname for her is Wiley Ceyote. She is holding the Acme Bomb and it's about to explode in her face. I love it when liberals open the door on their noses. Ask yourself why she is not calling for an investigation into this and the George Soros backed CREW is not answering the FBI's questions. Why would a watchdog group not answer questions?