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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:37 AM
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TNR: Rove twisted Foley's arm to run again.
http://www.tnr.com/blog/theplank?pid=47854

"HOW ROVE TWISTED FOLEY'S ARM:
It seems increasingly clear that the GOP congressional leadership, eager for every safe incumbent in the House to run for re-election, looked the other way as evidence accumulated that Mark Foley had a thing for pages. Holding onto his seat became more important than confronting him over his extracurricular activities.

But there's more to the story of why Foley stood for re-election this year. Yesterday, a source close to Foley explained to THE NEW REPUBLIC that in early 2006 the congressman had all but decided to retire from the House and set up shop on K Street. "Mark's a friend of mine," says this source. "He told me, 'I'm thinking about getting out of it and becoming a lobbyist.'"

But when Foley's friend saw the Congressman again this spring, something had changed. To the source's surprise, Foley told him he would indeed be standing for re-election. What happened? Karl Rove intervened. According to the source, Foley said he was being pressured by "the White House and Rove gang," who insisted that Foley run. If he didn't, Foley was told, it might impact his lobbying career.

"He said, 'The White House made it very clear I have to run,'" explains Foley's friend, adding that Foley told him that the White House promised that if Foley served for two more years it would "enhance his success" as a lobbyist. "I said, 'I thought you wanted out of this?' And he said, 'I do, but they're scared of losing the House and the thought of two years of Congressional hearings, so I have two more years of duty.'"
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:39 AM
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1. Afraid of congressional hearings. Afraid of the truth
the motto of the republican party:

AFRAID OF THE TRUTH
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:04 PM
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2. White House insisted Foley run.
Rove, which means Bush, insisted Foley run.

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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:36 PM
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3. My guess: Rove is there only through the Congressional Elections, then he
resigns...before the Congressional investigation is complete of course.
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