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Fri Oct 18, 2013, 11:54 AM

 

R.I.P., Tom Foley

A great statesman has passed:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former House Speaker Tom Foley has died, according to House Democratic aides.

https://twitter.com/JakeSherman

Edited to add: Link from down thread. Thanks, joeybee12!

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/connelly/article/Former-Speaker-of-the-House-Tom-Foley-dies-at-age-4751086.php

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Reply R.I.P., Tom Foley (Original post)
SamYeager Oct 2013 OP
BluegrassStateBlues Oct 2013 #1
blm Oct 2013 #2
cilla4progress Oct 2013 #3
maxsolomon Oct 2013 #12
cilla4progress Oct 2013 #15
joeybee12 Oct 2013 #4
joeybee12 Oct 2013 #5
SamYeager Oct 2013 #6
lumberjack_jeff Oct 2013 #18
Ohio Joe Oct 2013 #7
Zorra Oct 2013 #8
SamYeager Oct 2013 #9
Zorra Oct 2013 #10
pnwmom Oct 2013 #11
47of74 Oct 2013 #13
SamYeager Oct 2013 #14
Unrepentant Fenian Oct 2013 #16
hrmjustin Oct 2013 #17
Hekate Oct 2013 #19

Response to SamYeager (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 11:57 AM

1. ...

 

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Response to SamYeager (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 11:59 AM

2. Salute to you, Mr. Foley. You were a man of honor.

You were smeared by men of no integrity who turned out to be demons.

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Response to blm (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 12:01 PM

3. Well said.

Nethercutt took him down. District near my own. Don't even know who has his position now?

Foley was in truth a man of honor. Thank you for this remembrance.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 04:50 PM

12. Cathy McMorris Rogers, Republican

Not the sharpest tool in the shed.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 12:25 AM

15. Truly..awful..

I saw her behind the Boner all during the shutdown.

I shudder at how near she is to me, and that she is now in the position held by Foley!

I got redistricted in with a western Washington district, such that although he's a Repub, he's fairly "moderate." Dave Reichert supported voting on a clean CR pretty much all along, and did vote to re-open.

Yuk for McMorris Rogers!

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Response to SamYeager (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 12:08 PM

4. That's too bad...RIP Tom..knr

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Response to SamYeager (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 12:11 PM

5. Here's a link to the Seattle PI - praises him and slams the worthless Repuke now in that seat.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 12:12 PM

6. Thank you, I will edit the OP and include your link. n/t

 

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 01:34 AM

18. That was a freaking awesome obituary. n/t

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Response to SamYeager (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 12:13 PM

7. RIP - nt

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Response to SamYeager (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 12:19 PM

8. Tom Foley was my congresscritter, and he was awesome! One time

I called his office because I was all pissed off about out of state nuclear waste being transported to Washington after we'd voted to prevent it. An aide answered and started giving me this total line of bullshit. Then in the background I heard Rep. Foley say something like, "jeebuscripes, just give me the phone" and he got on the phone and clearly and simply explained how it was a constitutional issue that had to do with the right of interstate transportation.

I was broken hearted when he got voted out of office.

He was a good guy, and the best Rep I ever had in my entire life.

RIP, sir.

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Response to Zorra (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 12:52 PM

9. Incredible story!

 

I've never had a representative who was that thoughtful.

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Response to SamYeager (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 03:58 PM

10. Tom Foley was one of very few politicians who never talked in weasel speak.

That's why he was one of the very few politicians I placed any real trust in during my lifetime. The only Congressperson I've ever felt genuinely privileged to have represent me.

He was an old school Democrat, and the rare politician with integrity. I remember practically jumping for joy when he called out Reagan early in Reagan's first term, saying that his policies were going to cause catastrophic deficits. Wow, did he ever call that one on the nose.

He said everything flat out plain and simple. There was never any question about what Tom Foley meant when he spoke about an issue, and he did not waste words.

I despise weasel speak. People who speak in weasel tongue are hiding something; they have an agenda they are hiding.

That's one major reason I'm impressed by Rep Grayson, he's direct.

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Response to SamYeager (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 04:14 PM

11. Thank you for letting us know. He was a great man. RIP, Tom Foley.

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Response to SamYeager (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 06:18 PM

13. RIP Mr. Foley.

He was an actual statesman. Unlike the current speaker, who wasn't fit to clean Mr. Foley's toilets.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 06:39 PM

14. Nancy Pelosi followed in the mode of Tom Foley

 

Foley acted as a speaker in the spirit of Tip O'Neill.

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Response to SamYeager (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 12:33 AM

16. R.I.P.

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Response to SamYeager (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 01:25 AM

17. RIP Mr. Speaker!

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Response to SamYeager (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 04:54 AM

19. Thank you for your service, Mr. Foley


RIP

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