/*PenDragn: ABC: Foley Had Online Sex with Underaged Former Page During Floor Vote*/

10.03.2006

ABC: Foley Had Online Sex with Underaged Former Page During Floor Vote

Excerpt ABC's The Blotter:
Former Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL) interrupted a vote on the floor of the House in 2003 to engage in Internet sex with a high school student who had served as a congressional page, according to new Internet instant messages provided to ABC News by former pages.

ABC News now has obtained 52 separate instant message exchanges, which former pages say were sent by Foley, using the screen name Maf54, to two different boys under the age of 18.

This message was dated April 2003, at approximately 7 p.m., according to the message time stamp.


Washington Post is singlemindedly tracking how the GOP can sweep this under the carpet like they did the political ethics scandal last winter and spring.

Speak of the Devil (since Boehner was the fellow that told the House GOP they could ignore scandals and let Karl Rove's media intimidation machine get them to disappear).
Also John Boehner says Foley was Hastert's responsibility according to a Bloomberg report.

House Majority Leader John Boehner said House Speaker Dennis Hastert was responsible for how Mark Foley's sending of inappropriate e-mails was handled, creating a public split among the two top Republican leaders.

``I believe I had talked to the speaker and he told me it had been taken care of,'' Boehner, an Ohio Republican, told Cincinnati 700 WLW Radio this morning. ``In my position, it's in his corner, it's his responsibility.''

The Congressional Page Board and others overseeing the program, ``all report to the speaker,'' Boehner said.


Haster asserts he won't resign. (Basically what he meant was: Why would I care if you worms are outraged. I'm the effin' Speaker of the House! I'm two heartbeats away from the presidency! Who are you to question me?)

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