House Probe

Posted: 10/08/2006 by Floyd in Labels:
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This caught my eye in the A.P and you will soon figure why that is, yep you guessed it Foley will be judged by his 'peers' and one of them which is on the committee seems to know Mr. Hastert well. Her name is Judy Biggert R-Ill, Hastert's leadership political committee gave her $6,000 in 2002 and his reelection committee gave her $1000 more and her district adjoins Hatert's.
She says this closeness to her will not be problematic?
I know I said I would let this Foley thing rest but it seems everyday something comes out in the news that tells you the probe into who knew what, is becoming more clouded as the days go by. The investigation into this needs to be done by a private agency, in the last week so much slinging here and there has happened that a fresh approach needs to be taken. From what I have been able to get from this several people knew of this but, Hastert happens to be the Speaker so we look at him as well, being the head honcho.
During this fall-out that went on around this scandal Foley blaming things on his childhood and of course checking himself into rehabilitation for alcohol abuse, it is getting hard to make sense of it anymore. His constituents in the house have in the start put the blame over to the Speaker and now they seem to be rallying around him, how do we make sense of it? As he has said in several interviews vowing to hang onto his seat even if it costs the Republican base, and lets face it people the Christians are not going to go for this kind of scandal, can the Repugs lose these and win? You and I both know the answer to this question and the news spins on.
So looking at the head lines it seems as though the Foley incident or predator gate as some are saying when referring to the scandal, it seems as it will be in the news for days to come but it is just one of a long list to come out in the past year and after Foley has long left our television sets there will always be another one to grace our airways.
Caught another tid-bit today the fall-out from this is affecting Rep. Thomas Reynolds a Republican of New York only 32% want Reynolds re-elected while 58% said that it is time for someone new. Reynolds was tied into the Foley scandal, he stated that he had told Hastert, about the e-mails between Foley and house pages. Reynolds also cancelled the debate which was to take place between him and Rahm Emanuel a Rep. of Ill, concerning the Foley issue a spokesman said Reynolds was suffering from flu-like symptoms.

2 comments:

  1. Manny says:

    The ugly truth is that although he belongs behind bars, Hastert will enjoy his seat of power as long as he wants to. I beg to differ with you on the matter of the Religious Right. I know many in that camp, and they put politics ahead of religion. Sad, but true.

  1. Floyd says:

    Glad to hear from you again manny, and I can see into what you are saying to, in other words, they vote simply because of a label or party?