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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:10 PM
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AP: Quotes From Lawmakers on Foley Scandal
Quotes From Lawmakers on Foley Scandal


Sunday October 8, 2006 7:46 PM

By The Associated Press

Quotes from lawmakers who appeared on the Sunday talk shows
discussing the congressional sex scandal involving former Rep. Mark
Foley, R-Fla., and what leaders including Speaker Dennis Hastert,
R-Ill., did to investigate:

"Based on the information we have today, the speaker's office acted
proactively, they acted aggressively, and within hours, within hours
of the explicit e-mails coming to light, they demanded Foley's
resignation." - Rep. Adam Putnam, R-Fla., on ABC's "This Week."

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"What you guys want to do is take your dirty laundry and throw it
over the fence and try to blame other people for the problems." -
Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., to Putnam.

-snip-

"What is clear is that the leadership did not do a very good job
of protecting these 15- and 16-year-old pages from what appears
to be a predatory kind of behavior. And frankly I think all
of us are pretty shocked by it." - Rep. Martin Meehan, D-Mass.,
on Fox.

-snip-

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6133970...
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:11 PM
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1. Putnam's a liar. Foley resigned before any repig demanded he
do so.
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jayctravis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:08 PM
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2. "Based on the information we have today,
"Based on the information we have today, the speaker's office acted
proactively, they acted aggressively, and within hours, within hours
of the explicit e-mails coming to light, they demanded Foley's
resignation." - Rep. Adam Putnam, R-Fla., on ABC's "This Week."

Too bad they were "proactive" and "agressive" like two years later.

And Foley resigned before anyone even really figured out what was happening -- from ABC calling about the "overly friendly" emails when for all we knew it was just a misunderstanding.

It was like ABC called and >zip< there was a cloud of dust and papers drifting to the floor.
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