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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:20 PM
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Congressman Dale E Kildee put out truth about Hastert
" Speaker Dennis Hastert and House Page Board Chairman John Shimkus have recently asserted they did exactly the right thing in handling of former Congressman Mark Foley's inappropriate emails to a former House Page. Here are the facts"

1- The Speaker and Page Board Chairman Shimkus did not inform me as the only Democratic Member of the House Page Board.
2- They did not inform Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, the other Republican Member of the House Page Board.
3- They did not inform the House Ethics Committee, which is charged with regulating the conduct of Members of the House.
4- It appear that they did not inform the House Sergeant at Arms, the top law enforcement officail in charge of security for the U.S House, including the pages.
5- They DID NOT INFORM THE HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP.

Had Speaker Hastert followed the traditions and past practices of the U.S. House, he would have immediately consulted with the Democratic Leadership. That is how then-Speaker Tip O'Neill and then- Republican Leader Bob Michel handled the previous page scandal in the 1980's.

And if my colleague, Mr Shimkus, had been allowed to do what he now publicly acknowledges that he wishes he had done, he would have informed me and the rest of the House Page Board. A formal meeting of the Page Board, with a bipartisan representation of the House and with the House Sergent at Arms providing law enforcement advice, would have given guidance as to how to best address this situation with the well-being and safety of the pages being foremost in mind.
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:27 PM
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1. He needs to get some face-time on media
Recommended and :kick:ed
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:18 PM
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2. almost as if they have no interest in speaking with him
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:24 PM
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3. Chris Jansing on MSNBC kept asking what the Dems knew today
even though this information has already been out there, that they knew ZERO because the information was kept from them.

It's the usual GOP-faxed talking points meant to muddy the waters.

No wonder I yell at my tee-vee.
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