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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:11 PM
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Another Conservative Editorial Page Calls For Hastert's Ouster
New Hampshire Union Leader

Hasterts inaction: Speaker, others must go

Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006

<snip>

With Laffair Foley threatening to ruin his plans for another two years in power, U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert decided to play the victim. It is not the first terrible decision Hastert has made as House speaker, but it should be the last.

On Rush Limbaughs syndicated radio show, Hastert blamed the scandal on the Democrats. The Democrats have in my view have put this thing forward to try to block us from telling the story. Theyre trying to put us on defense.

At this point, there is not one shred of evidence to back up that claim. Yet even if the release of Foleys e-mails and Internet chats were the fruit of a partisan plot, that does not change the facts of what happened, or rather what did not happen, before their release.

In Washington, Foley was known to have a sexual interest in teenage boys. Pages were warned to avoid Foley at least since 2001, and reportedly since 1995 the year Foley arrived at the capital. Last fall, Hastert and Reps. John Shimkus and Rodney Alexander knew of Foleys inappropriate and suggestive e-mail exchange with a 16-year-old page. Shimkus and House Clerk Jeff Trandahal confronted Foley. Shimkus ordered Foley to stop contacting the boy.

That one exchange was the extent of the leaderships effort to deal with Foley.

<snip>

More: http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Haster...

Apparently, it's not just the Dems and media keeping this scandal alive, tee hee... :evilgrin:

:shrug:



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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:19 PM
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1. yet the Gop in congress all say "Heck of a job, Denny!"
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:03 PM
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2. Wow! nt
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hvn_nbr_2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:11 PM
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3. Wow! The Union Leader! Denny's toast. K&R. nt
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:33 PM
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4. Hang on, Hastert!
You hurt the GOP more every day you whine, make excuses, and refuse to resign.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:56 PM
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5. Kick !!!
:kick:
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:21 PM
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6. denny and dubby playing Dr.

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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:22 PM
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7. ROFLMAO !!!
Now that's just precious.

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