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Sunday, October 01, 2006

 

The Speaker of the House and Mark Foley


Dennis Hastert, the "Freedom Fries" Man Failed to Cover-up


Earlier reports about GOP leaders in Congress and their knowledge of Mark Foley's prurient interest in young pages have proven to be correct. Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-ILL) was fully aware of the facts months ago and so was House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) . Just think what these champions of moral values would have done if Foley was a Democrat ! They sat on their king-size butts until the proverbial 'shit hit the fan'. And then they tried their best to cover up, find excuses. Too little and too late. Time for them to face the music. The Post: "House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) was notified early this year of inappropriate e-mails from former representative Mark Foley (R-Fla.) to a 16-year-old page, a top GOP House member said yesterday -- contradicting the speaker's assertions that he learned of concerns about Foley only last week."






Hastert did not dispute the claims of Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds (R-N.Y.), and his office confirmed that some of Hastert's top aides knew last year that Foley had been ordered to cease contact with the boy and to treat all pages respectfully.

Reynolds, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, became the second senior House Republican to say that Hastert has known of Foley's contacts for months, prompting Democratic attacks about the GOP leadership's inaction. Foley abruptly resigned his seat Friday.

House Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) told The Washington Post on Friday that he had learned in late spring of inappropriate e-mails Foley sent to the page, a boy from Louisiana, and that he promptly told Hastert, who appeared to know already of the concerns. Hours later, Boehner contacted The Post to say he could not be sure he had spoken with Hastert.


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