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Resign, Mr. Speaker
The Washington Times ^ | 10/3/2007

Posted on 10/03/2006 4:09:22 AM PDT by Taggart_D

The facts of the disgrace of Mark Foley, who was a Republican member of the House from a Florida district until he resigned last week, constitute a disgrace for every Republican member of Congress. Red flags emerged in late 2005, perhaps even earlier, in suggestive and wholly inappropriate e-mail messages to underage congressional pages. His aberrant, predatory -- and possibly criminal -- behavior was an open secret among the pages who were his prey. The evidence was strong enough long enough ago that the speaker should have relieved Mr. Foley of his committee responsibilities contingent on a full investigation to learn what had taken place, whether any laws had been violated and what action, up to and including prosecution, were warranted by the facts. This never happened....

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: foley; foleygate; hastert; page; rats; resign; tancredo4speaker; usefulidiots; washingtontimes
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If he resigns, I'm not voting.
1 posted on 10/03/2006 4:09:23 AM PDT by Taggart_D
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He should resign. The Republicans should also be working on their list of Democrats who were also aware of this, and getting those names out there, as well - so that they can resign too.


2 posted on 10/03/2006 4:12:36 AM PDT by Homer1
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Why should he resign?


3 posted on 10/03/2006 4:13:15 AM PDT by Taggart_D
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To: Homer1
Hmm, when is Tony Blankly, the writer of this editorial, going to resign from the Washington Times?

The human resources director of The Washington Times has been arrested on charges of soliciting a teenager for sex on the Internet.

4 posted on 10/03/2006 4:15:26 AM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: Homer1
~~**WRONG**~~
5 posted on 10/03/2006 4:15:35 AM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Taggart_D

It's possible Hastert is also a victim. Evidence indicates it is the Democrats who knew and sat on the info. All this hysteria is playing into the Democrats' hands.


6 posted on 10/03/2006 4:17:25 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Taggart_D

cause he's a lousy leader.
He has no control over the house republicans much less the full house and he with the majority.


7 posted on 10/03/2006 4:17:32 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Taggart_D
Why should he resign?

He's got an R in front of his title apparently. All republicans share a common guilt due to the 'vast right wing conspiracy' mentality. Other than that he doesn't seem to be in any way shape or form involved.
8 posted on 10/03/2006 4:17:50 AM PDT by kinoxi (.)
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There's no reason for him to resign over Foley.

There is no reason for Rove to resign over Wilson.

There is no reason for Rumsfeld to resign over WMDs.

There is no reason for Delay to resign over fundraising.

There is no reason for Scalia to recuse himself over his friendship with Cheney.

This is a typical Democrat ploy - if you can't unseat someone electorally, try to unseat them through the press.

If Hastert caves, that's weakness in the face of the enemy.

9 posted on 10/03/2006 4:18:20 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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With whom do you replace him, smart guy?


10 posted on 10/03/2006 4:19:07 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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There MUST be an investigation and it MUST be led by Barney Franks. If that would be inappropriate perhaps Gary Studds could be lured out of retirement.


11 posted on 10/03/2006 4:20:03 AM PDT by rhombus
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So lets see just how far we can self destruct...

Hastart made a complete fool of himself with the Rep. William Jefferson/FBI fiasco claiming congress has special rights above the law - which was properly crushed by a federal judge.
12 posted on 10/03/2006 4:21:10 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: Taggart_D

Strange that the Washington Times is saying this.


13 posted on 10/03/2006 4:21:26 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Homer1

From what I've heard so far.

Hastert had emails that were not suggestive. Democrat operatives had the instant messages that were disgusting. They've had them for a couple YEARS and sat on them.

Democrats should fall on their swords. All of them.


14 posted on 10/03/2006 4:21:29 AM PDT by listenhillary (Islam = Religion of peace. If you say otherwise, we'll kill you!)
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There is a slight possibility that the house with its strong border control put a crimp in the North American Union.

They are now being punished.
15 posted on 10/03/2006 4:24:21 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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The SAME people that are calling for every republican's head over this are the SAME people that want GAY BOY SCOUT LEADERS!!!! and GAYS in the MILITARY!!!! HYPOCRITES!!


16 posted on 10/03/2006 4:25:40 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kabooms"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Would you say Reynolds wrap is your preferred brand? Or are they in collusion with the Illuminati, the trilateral Commission and Opus Dei too?


17 posted on 10/03/2006 4:25:54 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Homer1

You're right! Hastert thought he had this "handled" months ago. WRONG! This is the kind of leadership the country needs??? He//, the Republican leadership in Congress can't deal with problems in its own ranks, can't deal with the opposition party and we're supposed to expect them to deal with the islamic attempt at world domination???
Give me a break!


18 posted on 10/03/2006 4:26:47 AM PDT by Roccus (Dealing with Democrats IS the War on Terror. [Stolen from FReeper Stallone])
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To: DB

Good point.


19 posted on 10/03/2006 4:27:56 AM PDT by kinoxi (.)
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To: wideawake

Great response! Thanks


20 posted on 10/03/2006 4:28:06 AM PDT by Taggart_D
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