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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-14-06 02:57 PM
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5. Well, there was a considerable difference in who knew what when
Kolbe: My Spokeswoman Is A Liar (Or I Am)
By Paul Kiel - October 10, 2006, 1:08 PM

Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) released a statement giving his "best recollection" of the Foley incident back in 2000, that's at odds with key details of an earlier statement given by his own press secretary.

For starters, Kolbe spokeswoman Korenna Kline told The Washington Post that the congressman had personally confronted Foley about his inappropriate exchanges. Kolbe now says he merely "recommended" that the page's complaint "be passed along to Rep. Foley's office and the Clerk who supervised the Page program." (Kolbe's full statement is after the jump.)

Kline also told the WaPo that the page had showed the offending messages to Kolbe. In his statement, Kolbe denies ever seeing the messages. (A source told the WaPo that the messages, which have not been released, were "sexually explicit.")

The congressman gave no explanation for why his version of events contradicts that of his spokeswoman. Kolbe also implies now that this really wasn't his problem, since "the young man was no longer a Page and not subject to the jurisdiction of the program....

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  -Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) spokeperson "abruptly resigned" ProSense  Oct-14-06 02:46 PM   #0 
  - More REOUBLICAN child sex stuff to come out.........nt  Nimrod2005   Oct-14-06 02:48 PM   #1 
  - Damn. Why can't this scandal get J.D. Hayworth?  Coventina   Oct-14-06 02:48 PM   #2 
  - oh that would be wonderful if Hayworth went down  durrrty libby   Oct-14-06 02:51 PM   #4 
  - Oh I Dunno... Looks Like JD Has Bought Himself Some Trouble Lately !!!  WillyT   Oct-14-06 04:30 PM   #15 
     - These worm are a wrigglin'!  upi402   Oct-14-06 04:42 PM   #16 
  - These people have so many lies going they can't keep their  Vinca   Oct-14-06 02:50 PM   #3 
  - Well, there was a considerable difference in who knew what when  MADem   Oct-14-06 02:57 PM   #5 
  - And another woman felled on the sword of truth...  Tigress DEM   Oct-14-06 02:57 PM   #6 
  - Don't weep to hard for them. You know they were probably promised  Robbien   Oct-14-06 03:03 PM   #8 
  - Kick and NOM nt  wakeme2008   Oct-14-06 02:59 PM   #7 
  - you betcha.  rodeodance   Oct-14-06 03:04 PM   #9 
  - Kolbe's gay. According to Foley, he was a sexual predator due to  Frazzled Educator   Oct-14-06 03:09 PM   #10 
  - This would comport with conservative warnings.  sofa king   Oct-14-06 03:16 PM   #11 
     - Except that Kolbe's been out for awhile  Coventina   Oct-14-06 03:18 PM   #12 
        - I'm wondering if Kolbe and Foley were on the same "page," so to speak.  sofa king   Oct-14-06 03:41 PM   #13 
           - I shouldn't be laughing, but I am.  Coventina   Oct-14-06 03:43 PM   #14 

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