Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Quote, unquote

That House leaders knew Representative Mark Foley had been sending inappropriate e-mail to Capitol pages and did little about it is terrible. It is also the latest in a long, depressing pattern: When there is a choice between the right thing to do and the easiest route to perpetuation of power, top Republicans always pick wrong.
-- NY Times editorial.

7 Comments:

At 9:46 AM, Blogger Dad29 said...

Let's play fair, here. There IS a difference between 'email' and 'instant messages.'

Having said that, it is clear that Foley was, at the best, unstable vis-a-vis young boys of page-age.

Somebody in Hastert's in-house cop-shop SHOULD have smelled something, even if Hastert was too naive (which is a possibility.)

 
At 9:57 AM, Blogger Xoff said...

So it depends on what the meaning of e-mail is?

 
At 12:28 PM, Blogger Peter said...

E-mail is e-mail, IMs are IMs ... no one can confuse them unless an attempt is made to deliberately confuse people on the issue.

The Democrats are going to try — and according to Hotline they are — to redefine IMs as e-mail and deliberately confuse and mislead the public as to which is which.

The IMs were not available to anyone other than the Soros thugs who had them until Friday.

I read the e-mails; there was nothing sexually explicit in them.

 
At 12:57 PM, Blogger Other Side said...

Apparently Bay Buchanan, not normally one to side against any Republican, disagrees with you, Peter. She said on CNN's The Situation Room, "I know one thing: that e-mail they call an 'overly friendly e-mail' -- that had predator stamped all over it."

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger Other Side said...

Soros thugs?

Come on. Too funny!

 
At 6:28 PM, Blogger Silent E said...

The IM's were 3 years old. Who had them and why did they come out now? The emails were delt with, albeit not with a firm hand, but delt with just the same. Foley is where he should be. He might even go to jail, who knows. I just want to know why the emails were found out a year ago and the press said nothing but now weeks before an election, the IM's all of a sudden surface. Can anyone answer that

 
At 7:46 PM, Blogger Other Side said...

Sounds like politics to me.

 

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