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Foleygate Ad Nauseam

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Posted on Oct 4, 2006
  • Foley says he was abused by a clergyman as a teen
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  • Analysts suspect Foley used GOP contributions as hush money
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  • Bill O’Reilly repeatedly labels Foley as Democrat
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  • Conservatives respond to Foleygate with anti-gay smears
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  • Hastert: It’s a liberal conspiracy
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  • But ABC’s Brian Ross says GOP’ers tipped him to the story

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    By ib, October 4, 2006 at 12:34 pm Link to this comment
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    Is it not ironic that when his actions are those of a pedophile - he is now gay!!!

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    By Madison Guy, October 4, 2006 at 9:59 am Link to this comment
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    Ultimate Foleygate Photo: (Sometimes nothing tells a story as well as a single, powerful photograph.) I don’t know why the national media didn’t pick this up, but they should have. In case you missed it:

    BW photograph of a truly shameless moment. There’s a deep sadness here—layers upon layers upon layers of meaning in this iconic Buffalo News photo that perfectly sums up and symbolizes the whole damn Foleygate scandal, which has rapidly moved beyond the “merely” sleazy, salacious and corrupt. Now it’s an utterly surreal, blame-shifting mass abdication of all personal responsibility.

    Take another look at the children. Then look at the man (Rep. Reynolds) at the microphone. See the face of a party leadership that uses children to score “family values” points but doesn’t give a damn. At all.

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    By harald hardrada, October 4, 2006 at 4:12 am Link to this comment
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    republicans aren’t losing votes over this—when republican voters go into the booth, they’re thinking it’s all clinton’s fault

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