Foley

On Friday, Republican Congressman Mark Foley (Florida) resigned — He had been caught sending obscene email messages and IMs to an underaged male Congressional Page.

Examples:

Foley: “what are ya wearing?”
Boy: “Tshirts and shorts.”
Foley:“love to slip them off of you.”

and

Foley: “good so your getting horny”
Boy: ” lol…a bit “
Foley: “did you spank it this weekend yourself”

Read the IMs here.

In the emails, it shows that Foley tried to meet with the boy, rather than just send IMs.

In a depressing bit of irony, Mark Foley was the Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Missing and Exploited Children’s Caucus.

The story here, that of a holier-than-thou conservative revealed as a pedophile, is quickly being shunted off-stage by the much more sensational Amish school shooting. Convenient, that.

However — the fact that a pedophile was given a Chairmanship for a program to protect children ISN’T the actual story here.

Here’s what is being buried:

The Republicans knew about this since last year. Hell, Matthew Loraditch, president of the Page Alumni Association says that pages were warned specifically to be careful with Foley five years ago.

House Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) told The Washington Post 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.) — although he later contact the Post and said he could “not remember whether he talked to Hastert.”

The Republican leadership KNEW. Don’t forget that, and tell everyone who talks with you about this story. They knew, and they covered it up. Here’s a timeline of events going back to 2001.

Even now, the Republicans are blocking efforts to investigate the situation. Makes you wonder what else is out there. What is so bad that they don’t want anyone looking further into it?

When asked about this on CNN, White House Spokesman Tony Snow downplayed the situation as “simply naughty emails.”

Simply naughty emails.

I have a child who worked as a legislative page. Conservative or Liberal, parents of this country should be screaming for heads to roll. They knew about this guy, and did nothing? WHAT THE FUCK?

Spin this, NeoCon asshats. Try to make this seem like anything other than the most disgusting example of purely political ass-covering.

7 Replies to “Foley”

  1. In a depressing bit of irony, Mark Foley was the Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Missing and Exploited Children’s Caucus.

    Nothing ironic about it. I think someone knew that son of a bitch was a sexual predator and wanted to give him greater access to potential victims.

  2. That’s pretty much what I keep telling people. It’s not “just some naughty e-mails” (which is icky enough and my liberal soul is washed with glee at this proof that most of the holier-than-thou types are getting it under the rug)…

    It’s the fact that members of the administration and his own party KNEW ABOUT IT and were covering it up – because they were more worried about their precious power and public image than protecting kids. Isn’t that pretty much the definition of conspiracy?

  3. Oh. My. Gosh!

    As a mom, I’m just reeling from reading that..and I’m also mad as hell.

    Needs to be a heck of a lot more than just his resignation.

    I read the IM’s and the sad thing to me is that the kid obviously didn’t want to talk about that kind of stuff…he kept trying to change the subject…probably thought he had to or he would lose his position as page. Poor kid.

  4. It was recommended to me yesterday that I should be re-registering as a Republican so I can vote against our current bastards in the primary as well as the election. (I’m currently registered as a Libertarian.)

    I find this so logical that I will be doing so as soon as possible.

  5. You know, it was bad enough when our government constantly reminded me of 1984, but I REALLY didn’t expect it to start reminding me of a Sin City comic…

  6. Everything goes back to the Clenis.

    Spin this, NeoCon asshats. Try to make this seem like anything other than the most disgusting example of purely political ass-covering.

    Matt Drudge is blaming the pages, ferfuksake. The rest of the punditarians are trying to connect this to Bill Clinton’s receiving a blow job from a consenting adult. If the American people actually buy into this garbage this time around, then we really do deserve this administration.

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