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Mark Foley Takes to the Airwaves

Remember the name Mark Foley? It can be difficult to keep all the GOP sex scandals from blending together, especially when trying to remember one so far back as 2006, but Foley’s the ex-congressman from Florida who wound up in big trouble for sending raunchy messages to an underage page. Now, Foley is looking to reinvent himself on AM radio.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009 READ MORE


Rep. Jim Kolbe
From ABC News

GOP’s Kolbe Named as ‘Problem’ for Pages, Says ABC Source

Apparently—and it’s really only apparently at this point—Mark Foley wasn’t the only GOP rep who got too close to congressional pages. ABC is reporting that a former House clerk has named GOP Rep. Jim Kolbe as one of a small number of “problem members” in Congress.

Posted on Oct 27, 2006 READ MORE


Hastert Testifies Before a Committee of His Own Design

Dennis Hastert testified for roughly two hours and 40 minutes today before a closed session of the House Ethics Committee.  The objectivity of the committee’s investigation into the Foley affair has been in doubt, especially in light of the fact that last year Hastert removed its then-chairman, Joel Hefley, for admonishing Tom DeLay.

Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE


Joe Conason: The Gang That Couldn’t Talk Straight

More disturbing than the GOP’s attempts to shift blame in the Foley scandal is the emerging narrative of dereliction and coverup.

Posted on Oct 5, 2006 READ MORE


Marie Cocco:  Foley’s a Sideshow

The GOP’s coverup of Mark Foley’s Internet escapades is actually the party’s least shocking shirking of responsibility.

Posted on Oct 4, 2006 READ MORE


Foleygate Ad Nauseam

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

  • Posted on Oct 4, 2006 READ MORE


    Today in Foleygate

    The latest developments:

  • ABC News is hearing about “other members” of Congress
  • The L.A. Times and AMERICAblog explore the link between Foley and GOP leadership
  • The ultraconservative Washington Times calls for Hastert’s resignation
  • (more after the jump…)

    Posted on Oct 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Mark Foley dramatization

    A Reenactment of Foley’s IMs

    A comedy troupe has put together a dramatization of actual instant message exchanges between Mark Foley and an unidentified teen. Scary part: It’s all true. (Check the record—.pdf file)

    Posted on Oct 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Foley

    Stewart Lampoons GOP’s Harboring of Foley

    Newt Gingrich says House leadership would have been accused of gay-bashing had it aggressively addressed Mark Foley’s misdeeds.  On “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart snapped back: “And by the way, equating a 52-year-old congressman who preys on 16-year-olds with being gay may be one reason the GOP is accused of gay-bashing.”

    Posted on Oct 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Matt Drudge
    From wikipedia.org

    Drudge Blames Kids for Foley’s Actions

    We swear we’re not making this up. Conservative radio host and blogger Matt Drudge on the teenage pages whom Foley corresponded with: “You’re not going to tell me these are innocent babies…. These kids were playing Foley for everything he was worth.”
    This is not satire. This is the voice of today’s GOP.

    Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Foley and Walsh

    Foley on Predator ‘Sickos’

    “If I were one of these sickos, I’d be nervous….” That’s what former Rep. Mark Foley said about sexual predators during a 2005 taping of “America’s Most Wanted.”
    The hypocrisy is so thick, it could be churned like butter.

    Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Snow and O'Brien

    Snow on Foley: ‘Simply Naughty E-Mails’

    Watch as the White House flack does his best to shield the GOP leadership from the fallout of the Foley page scandal.

    Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Foleygate"
    AP / Lawrence Jackson

    Foley Scandal Could Cost GOP Control of Congress

    George Stephanopolous says that if Republican leaders knew of and kept quiet about X-rated text messages (as opposed to the simply “overfriendly” ones) former Rep. Mark Foley sent to a page, “It’s game over. The leadership will have to resign.”
    (More after the jump...)

    Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Foley fallout

    You’ll Never Believe What Caucus Foley Ran…

    Mark Foley, the GOP rep who resigned over sexually explicit e-mails to a 16-year-old page, was the founder of the Missing and Exploited Children’s Caucus. Check out this video clip for the irony.

     

    Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


    ‘Over-Friendly’ Foley

    Apparently House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a crew of GOP leaders and aides knew of Foley’s inappropriate conduct as early as last fall, when aides referred the matter to authorities. According to the aides, they were only aware that the messages were “over-friendly”.... Hmmmm, when was the last time you reported a colleague to the authorities for being “over-friendly”?

    Posted on Oct 1, 2006 READ MORE


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