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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Foley quits in Page Scandal

A 16-year-old male former congressional page concerned about the appropriateness of an e-mail exchange with a congressman alerted Capitol Hill staffers to the communication.

The story is in the Washington Post.

This is a serious issue and should be dealt with in the harshest measures possible, it should not become a "political issue", and yet I see it already is. Pity that political players cannot seem to separate any part of the real world from politics. Once again though, as they say, "The proof is in the pudding".

Now, until actual charges are pressed against Foley, nothing is written in stone. Copies of a couple of the messages can be found on America Blog.

ABC, claims to have excerpts from instant messages in which
Rep. Foley made "repeated references to sexual organs and acts."

[UPDATE] ABC's Blog has one of the instant message logs on PDF here.

If, and I do say IF MAF54 is Foley, then it is a good thing he has resigned and will no longer have any part of the
House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children and I do believe a full investigation by the authorities needs to get under way, to make sure his contact with children was not taken to the next level with offline meetings.

Outside the Beltway has a decent piece on this.

[UPDATE] Power Line puts this story into perspective.

[UPDATE] Hot Air and Right Wing Nuthouse both have must read articles on this.

Since this story continues to develope and probably will until the full investigation is finished, I will add the news as it comes in as continuing updates.

House Republican Election Head: I told Hastert About Foley E-mails Months Ago.

Foley and the Blame Game --- The American Thinker

Bloggers Blog has a wide range of what the Blogosphere is buzzing with on this issue.