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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:06 PM
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Newsweek: Foley Drunken Dorm Visit Prompted Intervention
Newsweek: Foley Drunken Dorm Visit Prompted Intervention
By Paul Kiel - October 8, 2006

In a long, detailed piece on the Foley scandal, Newsweek gives the most detailed account yet of Kirk Fordham's early warning to Speaker Hastert's chief of staff about Foley's interest in the House pages.

According to Newsweek, Fordham, then Foley's chief of staff, approached Scott Palmer after Foley's now-infamous drunken visit to the House page dorm. But most significantly, Fordham says that after the meeting, Palmer told him that he'd "informed the Speaker" about the problem -- and this was "sometime in 2002 or 2003." http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/001754.php

Newsweek article:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15178112/site/newsweek/page... /
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:18 PM
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1. My advice to one and all: Avoid drunken dorm visits
It is, like, uncool.

Not to mention perverted if you happen to be a republicon Congress Crony.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:19 PM
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2. Unless you're 17-22, and invited, no?
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pimpbot Donating Member (770 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:39 PM
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3. those are the best kind
:)
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:50 PM
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7. Well of course there are "special" exceptions
But they DO NOT apply to perverted republicon Congress Cronies
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:05 PM
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4. K&R
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:09 PM
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5. But, but, but they knew Nuthing.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:21 PM
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6. What happened to the police records? Scrubbed?
In previous stories about this drunken dorm visit, I've read about the fact that the Capital Police were directly charged with providing dorm security at the time. Supposedly, the police were called on the night of Foley's drunken display. Yet no police records exist. Is this more coverup at work? What about the redacting of the e-mails sent to the FBI between the time they were received and an investigation was opened? This whole story sounds like a lot of damage control going on behind the scenes by GOP political Apparatchiks.
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Senator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:03 AM
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8. About that "sometime in 2002 or 2003" mantra...
That is not what Fordham first said. He said 2 years ago. It's not like anyone found any documentation of the incident. The date wasn't just changed, it was changed to be some undetermined time in a span of years; purposefuly blurred.

Now, why would they revise the story to make it "seem even worse?"

I could be because if a Rep. Congressman did something this awful in the middle of a presidential election, if would be career suicide NOT to inform Karl Rove immediately to initiate full damage control at the most powerful level.

Add to that the MIA status of Jeff Trandahl, then the Clerk of the House, who told the story to Fordham in the first place and could not reasonably be given a pass for fuzzy dates. And the immediate "hoovering" of all data and witnesses by Gonzalez.

Seems to me someone's building a flimsy firewall hoping it will last until Nov. 8th.

Or as the "usually anonymous" senior aide (Rove of course) put it:

"I think we've stabilized," said one senior Bush aide, operating under the usual White House requirement of anonymity. "Unless there's another circular firing squad or new information comes out."


Probably more like "stable-ized." At least that's how it smells to me.

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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:16 AM
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9. The GOP Has Spent The Last 10 Days Herding Cats
Since the bombshell dropped on the last day of the session they couldn't cooridinate and everyone was going off half cocked; now they've interjected a dose of stability, but the story still stinks and the twit they sent out to chew on Pelosi is a freak and possibly gay as well, they can't stop this ball from rolling.

The are in serious shit. I am so fucking happy!
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:17 AM
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10. With all the evil things...
...Bush and the neocon Repukes have done ~~ starting with the theft of the 2000 election ~~ it took six years and a sex scandal to get people (other than us libs who knew what he and his pals were from the beginning) to get clued in.

Lies and thousands dead in Iraq for no reason

The outing of a CIA covert operative

Spying on us

Curtailment of our liberties

Etc., etc., etc........

And, Foley and his perverted folly for going after under-age pages is what did it.

I am not saying in any manner that I am sad that Bush and the neocons are getting their just desserts, but it sure would have been better for our country and the world if people had seen through these sick-o's years ago. And, I am not saying either that covering up for a sexual predator like Foley is not a horrible thing to do or that people are turning against them FINALLY is not a good thing.

What gets to me? The MSM who have been total sheeple for all those years and just NOW decide to jump on the band wagon. I guess sex does sell newspapers and magazines and they sure have proven it to be true this time.

Maybe almost 3,000 American Soldiers would be alive today if the media had started putting the truth about these bastards out when they should have.

It's nice that Newsweek and others are doing this now...but all I want to scream at them is: "What in the hell took you so long???"

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