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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:25 PM
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Some quotes from Sunday talk shows on Foley scandal
WP
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

Quotes From Lawmakers on Foley Scandal

The Associated Press
Sunday, October 8, 2006; 2:33 PM

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--"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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--"If Denny Hastert knew this guy was sexually deviant, he would have tossed him overboard a year ago because it is a safe Republican seat. It's a generic Republican seat. Anybody with a Republican jersey could have won." _ Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., on "Fox News Sunday."

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--"I believe that if Speaker Hastert had known about this, he would have called Foley in, gave him what we call a Dutch uncle talk and then monitored the situation. I really believe that because of the way that he's handled these other ethically challenged members. But, look, mistakes have been made. There's no question about it." _ Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Ill., on CBS.

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--"I think voters are going to have a serious choice on election day. And they're not going to decide based on a scandal from an obscure congressman from Florida. The question remains, though: What person, group or political entity had these nasty instant messages and possessed the e-mails in order to solicit this story? And in a partisan environment like we're in right now in Washington, four weeks out from a national election, that question must be asked." _ Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., on CNN's "Late Edition."

--"I think it's ridiculous. But if I was in a bind, as the Republicans are now, I guess I would be reaching for straws. But it's sad." _ Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., on CNN, responding to allegations of a Democratic leak.
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:27 PM
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1. They just don't get it do they ?
Rangel is right.. the republicans are grasping for straws.
Hilarious.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:31 PM
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2. They are pathetic....
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:34 PM
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3. They keep saying the wrong things
because they've had so little practice saying (or doing) the right thing.
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shrub chipper Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:48 PM
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5. Ya know, you go along
thinking you're pretty well inoculated and NOTHING they do can surprise you anymore






and then you see a scary, patetic cretin like that Patrick McHenry and you suddenly realize that they really, really don't live in the fact based world at all, do they?


He is one sad little MFer!
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rhiannon55 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:46 PM
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4. To defend the indefensible
is damned hard work, but the repukes gamely keep trying! :crazy:
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:00 PM
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6. "...because of the way that he's handled OTHER ethically challenged...
... members" ??????

He calls them in and gives them "what we call a Dutch uncle talk" and then...uh... "MONITORS" the situation????

LaHood.

This is the way they handle the "ethically challenged"? They give them a talk?

Hastert must have given a lot of "Dutch uncle" talks over the years to this supremely "ethically challenged" bunch of Diebolded pigs, thieves, traitors, "pod people," child molesters, mobsters, blackmailers, and all-around low lifes!

I wonder who all's has been given "the talk," and what all they talked about. 'Cut me in and I won't tell'? 'Vote for torture and just one more tax cut for the rich, and we won't expose you'? 'Raise enough money for the RNC and we'll make the talk about your little peccadillo go away'?

Jeez, these people. Didn't they have mothers?


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OhioBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:08 PM
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7. The spin now is try to say it was a Dem operative that
leaked it? what does that matter? the fact is the Republican leadership knew and did nothing. So they just dumbfound me on how they can spin it. Foley was a Republican. Republican leadership most likely knew and didn't do a damn thing.

If a Dem operative learned about it and leaked it... uh.... yeah... that is bad.... because....????? huh????? It was stopped???? and that's bad because.....???

I'm just not getting their angle here.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:18 PM
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8. Oh no! A partisan environment!
Golly, Mr. McHenry, how could a partisan environment have possibly developed in Washington DC? Perhaps you should go ask Tom DeLay or Saxby Chambliss or Bob Ney or Duke Cunningham (going to have to go to his prison cell for that interview) or any of your pals at Fox News. Maybe they'll have some idea.

Asshat.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:31 PM
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9. "they demanded Foley's resignation" is a lie
Foley resigned within an hour or two of not being able to cut a deal with ABC News to delay reporting the IMs. He "cut and run" and no 'leader' forced or demanded a fucking thing.


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