Sunday, October 08, 2006

Paging Problems: Lots of Messages, No Calls for Action

From MSNBC (and just about every other news outlet):

ABC News reported Friday that [Rep. Mark] Foley also engaged in a series of sexually explicit instant messages with current and former teenage male pages. In one message, ABC said, Foley wrote to one page: "Do I make you a little horny?"

In another message, Foley wrote, "You in your boxers, too? ... Well, strip down and get naked."

Congressional Republicans knew about this for a year. Wouldn't want to disturb an election cycle. And to the Democrats who found out but said nothing - they obviously wanted to disturb an election cycle.

More from MSNBC:
"abused as a teen"
didn't the Grandstanding Old Party blast that terrorist's lawyers for using that defense at the penalty phase of his trial?

"and he's gay, too" plus "he's entering alcohol rehab"
just for good measure.

"I'm not going to do that," Hastert said when asked by conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh whether he would resign.

Hastert sought to blame Democrats for leaking sexually explicit computer instant messages between Foley and former pages from 2003.

"We have a story to tell, and the Democrats have -- in my view have -- put this thing forward to try to block us from telling the story. They're trying to put us on defense," Hastert said.

No shit. It's on your watch.


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