Sunday, October 01, 2006



The cover-up is exploding. ABC News calls it "massive and metastasizing." Brian Ross reports that the Republican leaders knew about Foley's "obsession with 16 and 17 year old male pages" for "at least 5 years." Ross says nothing was done, except that pages were warned that Foley is "a little bit odd." Now more pages have come forward with stories about even more horrifying e-mails from Foley, "most," according to ABC, "too explicit to be broadcast." The one they did broadcast included Foley asking a boy, who had just written that he's under 18, to measure his "sexual organ." ABC claims that Foley made that request repeatedly to other pages as well. ABC reports that "Pages involved with Foley were afraid to offend the powerful Republican congressman." Many of the pages Foley was preying on were in the congressional page program because they wanted to move up in politics eventually and they were afraid Foley had the power to ruin their chances for a career.

The Republican leadership has been stumbling all over itself, first denying, then pointing at others, then changing their stories and now-- after outraged demands from Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, they agree that the FBI has to investigate... the Republican leadership, and get to the bottom of the cover-up.

John Aravosis at AMERICAblog has the video of the whole ABC World News report.

Americans are starting to realize that the Republicans couldn't protect us against Al Qaeda and that they can't protect our soldiers in Iraq and that they can't even protect our children in the halls of Congress! Have YOU had enough? It's time to throw the bastards out!


I'm sure it has nothing to do with ex-high school wrestling coach Hastert's predilections. After all, the Republicans couldn't protect America on 9/11-- even with plenty of warning-- and they are doing a piss-poor job of protecting out troops in Iraq-- in fact didn't Bush fire General Shinseki when he warned him of exactly what would happen if he followed the neocons harebrained plans?-- and now we find out that they weren't even able to protect these kids-- even though they knew for years that Foley was a sick guy, prowling locker rooms and public bathrooms looking for sex from young men.

I'm still reading thru e-mails from ex-pages. They certainly paint Foley as more than just a phone sex guy. He followed one page into a toilet and groped him-- son of a rich Republican contributor too. Another boy writes: "He said he wanted to get together with me. He wanted me to come up to his hotel room. I think that he was looking to have sex with me."

Hastert should do the right thing and resign. If he doesn't, the voters in IL-14 should take care of it on November 7. Help John Laesch show them what kind of a congressman someone with solid American values will be.


At 6:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, I have believed for years that the Republican party was corrupt but I never in my wildest dreams thought that they were as depraved as they are. On top of all that we now know about the depths of the sickness that pervades the Republican party we now have this. How many more revelations of sick or criminal or incompetent or unethical or unchristian behavior are we going to have to endure.

When I think back on all the rumors I've heard over the years ranging from organized, systematic child sex slavery to service the ruling elite to gay prostitutes servicing high ranking Bush Administration officials. I remember thinking to myself; no way, surely they couldn't get away with that. Now, with all that we do know about the action of this bunch, we're left with the only conclusion. Any and all of the rumors of perversion and criminal behavior is at least plausable. Plausable enough to warrant serious investigation into the entire Washington Establishment. I know, won't happen. The consequences?

Our nation has been crippled by the absolutely un-American actions of a select number of people who's only concern is the maintanence of power and wealth. Just as a cornered animal they are now at their most dangerous. The walls of secrecy they have built are beginning to come down. The public is starting to learn the truth. They are in jeopardy of losing their cushy jobs. Worst still they may go to prison. "What ever it takes" will be the motto for this bunch. Even if that means fundamentally changing the nature of the country. I am now willing to believe they would destroy the country if all else fails. For now they still have their hands on the reigns of power. Bush has the "Football". Heard any rumors lately about Iran and the bomb?

At 8:15 PM, Blogger john said...

Pardon me while I take great pleasure in these hypocrites getting fried.

At 10:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great pleasure indeed.


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