Saturday, September 30, 2006

Foley Resigns

Well, what do we have here? A REPUBLICAN congressman sends sexually suggestive messages to an UNDERAGE page. There was apparently a cover-up of the incident, as the IM contact in question happened last year:

Majority Leader John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, learned about the matter during the spring, but "there wasn't a level of alarm because there was no specificity about the contact," an aide to Boehner told CNN. - House to probe resigning congressman's notes to teen - Sep 30, 2006

The congreesman incharge of the Page program, a REPUBLICAN, learned of this over a year ago and dimissed it, telling Foley to 'be mindful of his conduct'. Pelosi called for an investigation of the incident AND the cover-up by the Republican Leadership, but her move was blocked. An investigation into Foley's actions passed unanimously. It will be investigated by the Ethics Committee.

I find it extremely hypocritical to investigate Foley without investigating an apparent cover-up! Foley served on the comittee dealing with internet predators. Maybe he was there as a subject-matter expert!

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