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Tuesday_Morning Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:52 PM
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Overly friendly like when your neighbor's poodle...
...gets overly friendly with your leg :rofl:

Thanks, Carl Hiaasen!

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/15697473.htm

Hiaasen also takes Hastert to task:


Foley has disappeared into Detox Mansion, but no such refuge is available to the Republican House leadership. With each day's tawdry headlines, Speaker Dennis Hastert struggles to appear suitably shocked and disgusted, while clinging to his job like a bear up a tree.

His credibility is zero, his memory worse than Condoleezza Rice's. Kirk Fordham, Foley's ex-chief of staff, says he warned the speaker's office three years ago that Foley was getting too chummy with the pages. Hastert denies it.

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In defending himself, the speaker noted that editors at two Florida newspapers -- the St. Petersburg Times and Miami Herald -- knew the content of the 2005 e-mail and decided not to write anything. It wasn't a stellar moment for The Times or this paper, although nailing down the story would have been difficult -- but not impossible -- without the teen's cooperation. Hastert or any of the GOP bigshots who knew of the e-mail were in a better position to investigate; with a single call they could have put the FBI on Foley's computer trail, to find out if there was a pattern to his creepy correspondence.


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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:56 PM
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1. OMG that's funny!
:rofl:
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lcordero2 Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:26 PM
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2. I'll take his word for it
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

There's probably so many scandals going on that he can't keep track of all of them
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:04 PM
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3. A bear up a tree...that image of chunky Denny is rather funny!
And I found these bits amusing and telling:


...Hastert or any of the GOP bigshots who knew of the e-mail were in a better position to investigate; with a single call they could have put the FBI on Foley's computer trail, to find out if there was a pattern to his creepy correspondence.... This, after all, is the party that has declared itself morally superior; the party that lectures all of us about conservative family values; the party embraced by the Christian right as God's political arm in America.

The party that spent $47 million of taxpayer money investigating the Clintons, ultimately impeaching the president for lying about consensual sex with an adult woman who wasn't his wife.

How much will these pious stiffs spend to ferret out the truth about one of their own who sought out underaged boys? Will they bring back Ken Starr to track down those on Capitol Hill who knew what Foley was doing?....


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