this is right out of the baltimore sun. dennis hastert is trying to spin this faster than a maytag washer set on high. lets take this apart paragraph by paragraph. mr. hastert, welcome to the no-spin zone......misterpissed style.
WASHINGTON // A defiant House Speaker Dennis Hastert fought yesterday to hold on to his leadership post while fractures appeared among his lieutenants and a former senior aide to Rep. Mark Foley said he had repeatedly warned Hastert's top aide about Foley's inappropriate behavior toward underage pages more than two years
In an interview, Hastert said he had no thoughts of resigning, and he blamed ABC News and Democratic operatives for the mushrooming scandal that threatens his tenure as speaker and Republicans' hold on power in the House
...........of course he blamed the media and the democrats. who else is left to blame? the underaged pages?
When asked about a groundswell of discontent among the GOP's conservative base over his handling of the issue, Hastert said: "I think the base has to realize after a while, 'Who knew about it? Who knew what, when?' When the base finds out who's feeding this monster, they're not going to be happy. The people who want to see this thing blow up are ABC News and a lot of Democratic operatives, people funded by George Soros."
........well who funded the the group of swiftboat veterans who went after kerry? you think those people did it on their own? they had the backing of many rich republicans.
Hastert suggested that operatives aligned with former President Bill Clinton knew about the allegations and might have been behind the disclosures in the closing weeks before the Nov. 7 elections, but he offered no proof.
.........i sure hope clinton was the one who pulled the string on those pedophiles. as i recall the republicans spent a boatload of taxpayer money going after clinton. and what did we find out from that? that he got a knobber from a woman of consenting age. big fuckin deal. jfk used to bang marilyn monroe in the west wing all the time. what do those two presidents have in common......they didnt hit on underage boys.
"I'm sorry that the contact between Foley and the pages happened," Hastert said. "Something like this, I take the responsibility. The buck stops where I'm at. When we found out, we dealt with it immediately and the member is gone. ... We have reached out to experts to make sure that it never happens again."
.........apparently you didnt deal with it immediately. thats why this shitstorm is blowing up in your faces. had you dealt with it immediately you wouldnt look like a party that hides pedophiles to further their agenda.
Fordham's lawyer, Timothy Heaphy, said Fordham warned Hastert's chief of staff, Scott Palmer, at least two years ago about inappropriate behavior between Foley and pages. "Palmer subsequently had a meeting with Foley, and Foley mentioned it to Fordham," Heaphy said.
..........two years ago? well, i stand corrected. that is immediately. i think next spring we should all file our income tax immedaitely. see ya in 2008. by the way fordham is a lifelong republican.....registered as such since he was able to vote.
well when you really look at it dennis hastert is really full of shit. feel free to coment on this republicans...i want to hear your spin. it should be fun
p.s.: this from rush limbaugh (famous republican shill). i told you someone would blame the page for this.....
"Maybe…Maybe the page…my original theory, maybe the page is out there engaged in some kind of chicanery…maybe the, maybe the, maybe the, maybe the pa…you know, you know kids play pranks too. Maybe the page…maybe they were…uh…uh…maybe they were laughing at Foley in the page room. Maybe Foley's making advances and maybe you know, "let's egg this guy on." I've…you know, I've done my share of pranks. So it's for that reason that I ask "why in the wor…how in world did these instant messages find their way into the public domain after such a long time."
Right. Says the man who took an illicit bottle of Viagra to a vacation spot with a thriving child sex industry. Maybe Rush knows a thing or two about ungrateful kids himself. Eh, Rush?…