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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:09 PM
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TPM: Foley Scandal: Another Page Comes Forward -- from Iraq
Foley Scandal: Another Former Page Comes Forward -- From Iraq
By Justin Rood - October 8, 2006

From Louisville, Ky.'s WHAS-11 News. The story's dated last Thursday, but I don't think we've mentioned this one yet (http://www.whas11.com/topstories/stories/WHAS11_TOP_GOP... ):

"According to Congressman Ron Lewis, the former page is now a soldier in Iraq. But five years ago, he was a teenage page in the U.S. House who was the subject of some kind of questionable contact from Congressman Mark Foley.

Lewiss chief of staff got a satellite phone call from Iraq Tuesday afternoon from a man who wouldn't identify himself. But he did say he was a soldier from Kentuckys Second Congressional District who wanted to give Lewis a heads up.

'To let us know that he had been approached by Mark Foley in 2001 and that he is speaking to the proper authorities, to a JAG officer who will then pass that on to the FBI,' says Lewis.

Congressman Lewiss office is the only local one we've found that's gotten a call from any of their former pages, alleging misconduct by Foley, a man Lewis describes this way: 'He was a creepy guy.'"

According to the story, Lewis' office got the call from the former page on Oct. 2. The next day, the congressman cancelled his Oct. 10 fundraiser with House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL)....

http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/001753.php
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:03 PM
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1. Drip, drip, drip.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:22 PM
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2. The GOP leadership enabled Foley's multiple addictions.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:38 AM
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redacted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:24 AM
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3. VIDEO HERE
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:37 AM
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5. Thanks, redacted!
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Mind_your_head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:42 AM
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7. hehehe.....watch Congress(wo)man Northrup when she speaks....
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 03:02 AM by Mind_your_head
what's that thing about body language....when one lies, the person tends to look down and left......her hands look a bit 'nervous' as well.

Just sayin'

On edit, adding the following:

this quote from the clip: "There is not one member of leadership that I wouldn't be wanting to throw overboard, if...."

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As a mother, I'm trusting that you will 'do the right thing', right?
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:27 AM
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4. Is "serial predator" a redundant phrase?
I mean, seriously, what do we call this guy (Foley)? I don't think we have a phrase or term that really describes the repeated predatorial tentacles of this jerk.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:47 AM
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8. You call him someone who was moved up in the GOP
and appointed to a co chairman of Missing and Expoited Children.

Seriously, he was a predator.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:09 AM
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9. Don't forget another "republican star" who quit suddenly
Joe, the dead aide in his office, Scarborough..

He was an up-and-comer..on all the talk shows, had just won re-election and was arising star.. and all of a sudden, he felt the need to resign immediately .."to spen more time with his family" (his wife divorced him soon after and he's since remarried"

and what did we hear from the media??

cue crickets
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