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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:54 AM
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Report: GOP lawmaker warned Foley in '00
Oct. 9, 2006, 9:41AM
Report: GOP lawmaker warned Foley in '00
By HOPE YEN, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON A Republican member of Congress confronted then-Rep. Mark Foley about his Internet communications with teenagers as early as 2000, according to a newspaper report. The report in the Washington Post pushes back by at least five years the date when a member of Congress acknowledges learning of the Florida Republican's questionable behavior toward pages.

It came as the Republican leadership attempted to present a united front on the congressional page scandal that has rocked the GOP a month before midterm elections and put House Speaker Dennis Hastert on shaky ground. Though Rep. Adam Putnam, R-Fla., insisted Sunday that "the dirty laundry in our conference is gone," that claim appeared to be premature.

The Washington Post reported Sunday night that Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., confronted Foley about his Internet communications with teenagers as early as 2000. The Post said that a former page showed Kolbe some Internet messages from Foley that had made the page uncomfortable. Kolbe's press secretary, Korenna Cline, told the Post that a Kolbe staff member advised the page last week to discuss the matter with the clerk of the House.

Hastert and his aides have been criticized for failing to act promptly after receiving warnings about Foley's questionable electronic communications with pages. Hastert since has insisted he was not aware of the communications until recently. But on the day after Foley resigned, New York Rep. Tom Reynolds said he had told Hastert months ago about concerns that Foley had sent inappropriate messages. Reynolds now says he cannot remember exactly when he learned of Foley's e-mails or when he told Hastert about them...

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/politics/4245739...
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:01 AM
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1. Reynolds is way down is polls (now has a poor memory to add to his
problems).


Reynolds now says he cannot remember exactly when he learned of Foley's e-mails or when he told Hastert about them...
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:59 AM
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3. You ain't kidding - Davis 48% and Reynolds 33% (Zogby)
http://www.prospect.org/midterm /

"Democrat Jack Davis has opened a significant lead over Republican incumbent Thomas M. Reynolds in a congressional contest fueled by Reynolds' association with the Mark Foley sex scandal.

Davis leads Reynolds 48 percent to 33 percent in a new Zogby International poll conducted for The Buffalo News, prompting pollster John Zogby to conclude that Davis poses a genuine threat to the longtime powerhouse from Clarence.

"There is no other way to look at these numbers except to say Tom Reynolds is in trouble," the Utica-based Zogby said.

In all, only 32 percent of voters in Reynolds' district say he should be re-elected, while 58 percent believe it's time for someone new."

That's good news, but this bums me out:

"* In Virginia, Sen. George Allen (R) leads Jim Webb (D), 48% to 45%."

As a former Virginian, I can't say I'm surprised!

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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:12 AM
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2. Complaint from a jealous lover? n/t
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civildisoBDence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:06 PM
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4. Good God, this story is being WAY overblown (no pun intended)
Who cares what some staff (no pun intended) member (no pun intended) of a Congressman said about these IMs?

Not that I'm complaning...after the Swift Boat Veterans for Truthiness and the run-up to the Iraq invasion, the Republicans deserve all the bad press they're getting and more.

I think this is payback for all the intimidating Duhbya has done to the press, and for the blatant partisanship of FoxNews and the right wing radio hosts. Six years too late, but better late than never.

Newsprism
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IWantAChange Donating Member (974 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:57 PM
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5. dare I venture the words 'Democratic Revolution?'
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 12:58 PM by IWantAChange
amazing it only took the Repugs 12 years to implode - without FauxNews and control of most radio this may have happened even sooner. Am I hearing that fat lady sing???


:nopity: :nopity:
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:39 PM
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6. You're definitely hearing the fat man blather.
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