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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 12:26 PM
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Foley likely won't be prosecuted, amid failure by media to report...
'Former Republican congressman Mark Foley, whose e-mails and instant messages caused uproar and became the butt of a thousand jokes, might have scored yet again.

According to ABC, Florida laws may spare the congressman because of the state's three-year statute of limitations.

Florida did not start a criminal investigation of Foley until November 2006, making it "nearly impossible to prosecute" an explicit instant message Foley sent to a 17-year-old high school student in 2003.

Who's to blame?

House Republican leadership, for one, who had knowledge of Foley's inappropriate behavior for years. The emails originally leaked out of the office of Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-LA), a Democrat-cum-Republican who changed parties in 2004. But the untold story is that the media, too, had a hand in protecting Foley.'

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