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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:44 AM
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Does Foley go to the White House? The plot thickens.
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 11:58 AM by Botany
Pulled from 2 earlier DU posts



:rofl:

Rove pressured Foley to stay in the race to be a congressman
??? Did Rove Blackmail Foley in 2006?

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.
http://www.tnr.com/blog/theplank?pid=47854


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2004 White House keeps Foley @ a distance.

Foley's e-mail to governor voices fear White House snubbed him
By Dara Kam
Palm Beach Post Capital Bureau
Thursday, October 12, 2006

TALLAHASSEE E-mails from former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley to Gov. Jeb Bush reveal that Foley feared two years ago the White House was shunning him, and he called on the governor, President Bush's brother, to intercede.

Foley wrote to Gov. Bush on Sept. 29, 2004: "Have I done something to offend the White House ... I am always getting the shaft ... they came to ft pierce a few weeks ago and said I was not allowed to attend ... yet joe negron is there ...

"Tomorrow Potus is in Martin County and I am told I am not allowed to be there either. I can't quite figure what I have done but this is a continuing pattern of slights ... I have constantly put the President in the best possible light on everything from haiti to hurricanes ... sorry to trouble you ... and I wouldn't if this wasn't so frequent ..."

POTUS is an acronym for president of the United States. Foley's message referred to President Bush's visits to Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne.

Bush responded that day: "I will try to help. I know it is nothing you have done. Promise. I think it relates to debate prep time. Jeb."

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/nation/epaper...

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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:47 AM
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1. So essentially...
...Foley is complaining because the pResident is constantly giving him "the shaft".

Oh my.

:crazy:
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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:52 AM
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4. he was a "member" of Congress with a loyal "staff"
so why give him the "shaft".
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:10 PM
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14. Yes. And he has a "penis" that he uses for "sex" until he "ejaculates"
tee hee hee.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:09 PM
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13. Poor Foley. Tell him don't think of Bush as a 54 year old shaft giver...
Pretend it's more like having three 18 year olds!
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Bluestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:52 AM
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2. Chimpy keeping Foley at arm's length
Because he knew something might come out about Foley's interest in pages! Unbelievable when he has to stay away from toxic members of his own party
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:52 AM
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3. the second link is dead?
Could you re-post it please?
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:59 AM
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8. this should work thanx
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:54 AM
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5. Might explain why Bush backed Hastert
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 11:55 AM by Jim4Wes
pretty strongly. Denny knows the story and can confirm.
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:55 AM
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6. This reads like damage control for Bush & Co. Trying to create appearanc
that they had been distancing themselves from Foley.

How do we know these emails are legitimate anyway? Who has confirmed them? The White House?

Has Mr. Foley been heard of since his departure? There sure have been alot of words coming from his mouth and emails that we have just assumed to be true. Kind of like Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.

My point is how much is true and how much is intentional misleading information?

Has anyone considered we are being fed Bush misinformation?

Why would anything have changed since they still control essentially all the media arms?
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:58 AM
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7. PERHAPS
the bushies found out that Foley's rubberstamp wasn't the only thing made out of rubber... :evilgrin:

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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:00 PM
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9. But was Rove just pulling his ARM?
There's the rub. Oh, did I say that?
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ozymandius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:09 PM
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12. Nahhh. Just his leg.
the middle one
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freedomchips Donating Member (35 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:01 PM
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10. as Freud would say: these guys WANT to get caught
so let's oblige them already!
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:05 PM
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11. isn't funny how
the road to rove is paved in scandals?
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:20 PM
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15. Rove to Foley
"You can run, but please hide..."
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