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US House leader will not resign

#1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5409892.stm

US House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert has apologised over a sex scandal involving a fellow Republican, but said he will not quit.
The embattled speaker denies reports that he had prior knowledge of lurid e-mails sent by ex-Congressman Mark Foley to boys, but took no action.

Mr Hastert said he took responsibility but accused opposition Democrats of using the scandal for political ends.

The statement came as the House ethics panel began an inquiry into the case.

Mr Foley, a Republican member of the House caucus on missing and exploited children, resigned last week after revelations that he had sent sexual messages to young men on his staff.
I see the "brazen it out at all costs" attitude is alive and well on the other side of the pond :evil:
 
#2
I hope he stays on.Check this out: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,218043,00.html

This from the Republican's propaganda mouthpiece.

WASHINGTON — House Republican candidates will suffer massive losses if House Speaker Dennis Hastert remains speaker until Election Day, according to internal polling data from a prominent GOP pollster, FOX News has learned.

"The data suggests Americans have bailed on the speaker," a Republican source briefed on the polling data told FOX News. "And the difference could be between a 20-seat loss and 50-seat loss."
I especially like the part about a 50 seat loss.
 
#4
Yes its amazing that the Republicans don't realise that the American Public dont rate the North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA http://216.220.97.17/) as much as they so obviously do.

Their attempt to dismiss the whole thing as 'naughty emails' seems to show that Karl Rove is losing his touch.
 
#5
armchair_jihad said:
Yes its amazing that the Republicans don't realise that the American Public dont rate the North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA http://216.220.97.17/) as much as they so obviously do.

Their attempt to dismiss the whole thing as 'naughty emails' seems to show that Karl Rove is losing his touch.
On the contrary he has managed to turn the whole debate into what "gayness" does to a normal man.Apparently Mark Foley was a closet liberal Democrat and if the Republicans lose then more of this is going to happen because Democrats are pro gay.No specifics given , of course.

Only in America doest the molester become the victim in the span of a few days.BTW as much as I detest him,Rove is a genius.
 
#8
PartTimePongo said:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5409892.stm

US House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert has apologised over a sex scandal involving a fellow Republican, but said he will not quit.
The embattled speaker denies reports that he had prior knowledge of lurid e-mails sent by ex-Congressman Mark Foley to boys, but took no action.

Mr Hastert said he took responsibility but accused opposition Democrats of using the scandal for political ends.

The statement came as the House ethics panel began an inquiry into the case.

Mr Foley, a Republican member of the House caucus on missing and exploited children, resigned last week after revelations that he had sent sexual messages to young men on his staff.
I see the "brazen it out at all costs" attitude is alive and well on the other side of the pond :evil:
-Well, it seems to have worked for Congressman Gerry Studds(D-Ma.) back in the 1983 scandal. He not only refused to resign for having sex with an underage Boy, but held a press conference with the Boy and wound up Re-Elected 5 more times.

The Republican Congressman Dan Crane, caught at the same circumstances with an Underage Girl resigned.
 
#11
Not at all, Mark Foley, (Tom was a former speaker of the House) is filth, of that theres no doubt. they should hang Kiddiefiddlers by the scrote, whatever the political affiliation.
 
#13
LineDoggie said:
Well, it seems to have worked for Congressman Gerry Studds(D-Ma.) back in the 1983 scandal. He not only refused to resign for having sex with an underage Boy, but held a press conference with the Boy and wound up Re-Elected 5 more times.

The Republican Congressman Dan Crane, caught at the same circumstances with an Underage Girl resigned.
Except that he wasn't underage though. Age of consent for the District amd his State back then was 16 or 17 from what I've read, which this guy was. Granted the nearly 20 year age gap was a little odd and there was the whole question of doing a subordinate at work but it wasn't illegal.
 
#14
LineDoggie said:
PartTimePongo said:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5409892.stm

US House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert has apologised over a sex scandal involving a fellow Republican, but said he will not quit.
The embattled speaker denies reports that he had prior knowledge of lurid e-mails sent by ex-Congressman Mark Foley to boys, but took no action.

Mr Hastert said he took responsibility but accused opposition Democrats of using the scandal for political ends.

The statement came as the House ethics panel began an inquiry into the case.

Mr Foley, a Republican member of the House caucus on missing and exploited children, resigned last week after revelations that he had sent sexual messages to young men on his staff.
I see the "brazen it out at all costs" attitude is alive and well on the other side of the pond :evil:
-Well, it seems to have worked for Congressman Gerry Studds(D-Ma.) back in the 1983 scandal. He not only refused to resign for having sex with an underage Boy, but held a press conference with the Boy and wound up Re-Elected 5 more times.
Studds was a well established entirley different circumstance, but that’s been trotted out by the politicos to help them further their agenda.

Check Wikipedia or the such, Studds relationship was completely consensual and completely legal, when it hit the media he simply held a conference with the chap and told everyone to **** off because it was their private business.

This is the case of a guy essentially coming onto underage teenagers (I believe out of the ten or so only a few were legal) via IM and being all round lewd and creepy, whilst sitting as the head of the committee to deal with child related laws. I also love the fact Fox (the paragon of virtue that they are) have been calling him a Democrat, which is funny seeing as he switched parties to Republican from Democrat in the early 80's.
 
#15
well come on , fox? I wouldnt trust them as far as I could throw a Piano. Foley's guilty, no doubt about it. Now he's trying to weasel out by claiming he was molested by a Priest, he's an Alky, Typical denial.
 
#18
LineDoggie said:
Devil_Dog said:
Linedoggie, that was then this is now.

1983 might as well be last century.Just found out that Gingrich is not too clean either.

http://www.realchange.org/gingrich.htm

Or is this a vast leftwing conspiracy too?
-"real change .org"? yeah theres a Balanced non-partisan group :roll: why not just call them FoxLeft?
Try this one for size.I could go on and on and on....but I wont.

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2006/0607.benen.html
 
#20
Bum Bandits, got ta luv um ain't you ?
john
As a young lad 14 we had gone round a mate's house as we where going out to the Pictures (movies for our yank colleges). The evening news was on the TV. Leo Abse had just got his bill through parliment legalizing 'Acts by Consenting Adults in Private'.
My mate's father was an old sailor (WW II) and Coalminer, he leaped out of his seat and turned to us lads, "Look they've made it Legal in my time. In yours they'll make it compulsory"
We all kept a strieght face till we got outside and fell on the floor with laughter.
Not daft old mataloes, are they?
 

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