Tuesday, October 03, 2006

HOT OFF THE SHOW! Timing of Foley Folly Focus

Rush Limbaugh suggested on his show yesterday that the Foley scandal was timed to hurt GOP's candidates with just a few weeks before election day.

News reports say the media saw Foley's e-mails last November, such as the St. Peterburg Times Florida newspaper which says it was contacted then and "were given copies of an e-mail exchange Foley had with a former page from Louisiana.” The paper never ran a story on it because the e-mails were nothing more than "friendly chit-chat.” The Miami Herald Executive confirmed that they also reviewed the same emails. Editor Tom Fiedler said the paper "didn't feel there was sufficient clarity in the e-mails to warrant a story."

While Democrats, such as Jane Harman, are speaking out with all they've got on this scandal, they don't do the same when fellow democrats are caught in like crimes.

As I said on today's show, remember former Chicago Democratic Congressman Mel Reynolds, serving in federal prison for 15 convictions of wire fraud, bank fraud and lies to the Federal Election Commission? Remember he was also convicted of having sex with an teenage campaign volunteer? Remember Jesse Jackson gave Reynolds a job at his Rainbow-PUSH Coalition? Amd remember, Reynolds was among the 176 criminals President Clinton gave last-minute pardons to?

Deroy Murdock, a columnist for Scripps Howard News Service, sums that up best, when he wrote back in 2002: "This is a first in American politics: An ex-congressman who had sex with a subordinate, won clemency from a president who had sex with a subordinate, then was hired by a clergyman who had sex with a subordinate. His new job? ... Youth counselor."

No excuses for Foley's reprehensible conduct, at all! But the timing is definately worth noting. Especially in light of the fact that, as WorldNetDaily reported today, two gay activists have been working on a plan to oust conservative gay leaders in DC.

"Blogger Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit points to a campaign by two activists who had Foley on their "target list" of 20 people and shared the information with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee."


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