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Reynolds' aide, a Greece native, resigns (Chief of Staff for Congressman Tom Reynolds resigns)
Rochester D&C ^ | 10/4/06 | Joseph Spector

Posted on 10/04/2006 12:36:05 PM PDT by Fury

Edited on 10/04/2006 12:40:51 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Gannett, title and link only, article is here.

Reynolds' aide, a Greece native, resigns


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: congress; foley; fordham; kirkfordham; reynolds; rochesterny
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1 posted on 10/04/2006 12:36:06 PM PDT by Fury
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To: Fury

Dems going all out on this issue for sure...


2 posted on 10/04/2006 12:37:00 PM PDT by Fury
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To: Fury

How about the office secretary, did she resign yet! WOW this is earth breaking news since the American voters did not sleep for days now waiting to see if the a Congressman Chief of staff is going to resign. (extreme sarcasm).


3 posted on 10/04/2006 12:42:17 PM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: Fury

The only chance the Democrats have of ever winning an election is by lying, cheating, vote fraud, and sleaze.


4 posted on 10/04/2006 12:42:59 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: jveritas

Well at least they know he was from Greece.


5 posted on 10/04/2006 12:43:11 PM PDT by catholicfreeper (Geaux Tigers SEC FOOTBALL ROCKS)
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To: Fury

The Crucible that is Congress.


6 posted on 10/04/2006 12:43:44 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Those that do not heed the warnings of history....)
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To: Fury
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) - A former aide for disgraced Congressman Mark Foley has quit his job as chief of staff for the upstate lawmaker embroiled in the scandal that's rocking House Republicans.
     
Kirk Fordham has issued a statement saying he resigned today as chief of staff for Congressman Thomas Reynolds of Erie County. Fordham once served in the same position for Foley, a Florida Republican who resigned last week after it was revealed he sent salacious electronic messages to teenage male pages in Congress.  After the scandal erupted, Fordham counseled Foley to resign.

Today, Fordham said he reached out to Foley as a longtime friend. Reynolds -- running for re-election in the 26th Congressional District -- is a member of the House G-O-P leadership who has struggled to avoid political damage in the scandal's fallout.
     
Fordham says he resigned today to prevent his own ties to Foley from being used by Democrats in the race for Reynolds' seat in Congress.
     
      (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

http://www.10nbc.com/index.asp?template=item&story_id=20343

7 posted on 10/04/2006 12:44:03 PM PDT by SmithL (Where are we going? . . . . And why are we in this handbasket????)
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To: catholicfreeper

I think Greece is the local town.


8 posted on 10/04/2006 12:44:04 PM PDT by Petronski (Living His life abundantly.)
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To: jveritas
I hear you. I agree that it should be news of an earth-shattering note, but given the situation, this is going to be played up by Dems, and is happening in close proximity to the election. I'll also note that Reynolds is in a very tight re-election bid.
9 posted on 10/04/2006 12:44:46 PM PDT by Fury
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To: catholicfreeper

Can't be, if he was from Greece, he could't leave his brother's behind.


10 posted on 10/04/2006 12:45:50 PM PDT by pipecorp ( Al Lahsuchs...Islam: nothing that a good crusade wouldn't fix ;; mercy is wasted on the merciless.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thank you for updating the title. I did not know what could be posted by the Rochester D&C (a Gannett paper), so I erred on the side of extreme caution and paraphrased the title to the story.


11 posted on 10/04/2006 12:46:39 PM PDT by Fury
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To: Petronski

Yes. In this case Greece is a town that is a suburb of Rochester, NY.


12 posted on 10/04/2006 12:47:32 PM PDT by johnpannell
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To: Fury
"...a life long Greece native."

Wonder if he was also a life long Greece resident? Probably not.

13 posted on 10/04/2006 12:48:17 PM PDT by OldEagle (May you live long enough to hear the legends of your own adventures.)
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To: Fury

I think Hastert is going to have some difficulties. Boehner jumped all over this. Probably bucking for a leadership position like Frist did with Lott.

Hastert just had no idea of the 'wall of anal pain' that lurked in the halls of congress.


14 posted on 10/04/2006 12:48:23 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: Fury

The continent is beginning to shake.....


15 posted on 10/04/2006 12:49:02 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Against Islam only massive retaliation will work. That they will heed.)
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To: Fury
That's a Gannette Snoozepaper to you. Their no-excerpt policy is ridiculous, in violation of the fair use provisions of copyright law, and doesn't make much sense, since websites like this can drive traffic to their newspaper. Instead, we mostly ignore Gannette Snoozepaper stories.

I won't click on their links unless their stories are compelling. This one, you can get elsewhere.
16 posted on 10/04/2006 12:49:33 PM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: catholicfreeper

Yeah...we all know the Greek jokes.


17 posted on 10/04/2006 12:49:47 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: pipecorp

I was wondering who would be the first to go down that road.

Greece is the word. Or grease...


18 posted on 10/04/2006 12:50:20 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Rapscallion

I feel it... LOL... :)


19 posted on 10/04/2006 12:50:27 PM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: catholicfreeper

As Basil Fawlty once asked, "Well, they invented it, didn't they?"


20 posted on 10/04/2006 12:51:13 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Fury

Title and link from Gannett publications are ok but only the mods can add the link to the header. Posters can only put the link in the body.
Thanks!


21 posted on 10/04/2006 12:52:38 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: pipecorp

That's baaaad.. (but funny)


22 posted on 10/04/2006 12:52:41 PM PDT by listenhillary (Islam = Religion of peace. If you say otherwise, we'll kill you!)
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To: Fury
The media is trying so hard not to focus on the all time high for the stock market. The low low low price of oil, and the falling falling price of natural gas.

Pathetic losers, all.

23 posted on 10/04/2006 12:53:03 PM PDT by OldFriend (Should we wait for them to come and kill us again? President Karzai 9/26/06)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
Boehner turned out to be a backstabber. Disgusting!

Much like Livingston tried to unseat Newt from the leader's position, this may well backfire on Boehner as well.

24 posted on 10/04/2006 12:54:10 PM PDT by OldFriend (Should we wait for them to come and kill us again? President Karzai 9/26/06)
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To: Fury; All

Supposedly, there are rumors he was gay and covering up for Foley to protect him.


25 posted on 10/04/2006 12:55:42 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: OldFriend

I'm sure foley knows what it's like to be back stabbed by a Boehner.


26 posted on 10/04/2006 12:56:08 PM PDT by pipecorp ( Al Lahsuchs...Islam: nothing that a good crusade wouldn't fix ;; mercy is wasted on the merciless.)
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To: rwfromkansas

Hmmm... I have not heard that, but it's a concern if true...


27 posted on 10/04/2006 12:57:26 PM PDT by Fury
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To: miss marmelstein

But didn't the Eagles opine that the Greeks don't want no freaks?


28 posted on 10/04/2006 12:58:09 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: OldFriend

Exactly. A couple of months ago all you saw leading the news were pictures of gas pumps registering $3.25 in big bold print.


29 posted on 10/04/2006 12:59:05 PM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: Fury

This is Fordham. He's a gay man who was Foley's chief of staff for a while. He moved to Reynold's staff.

His involvement in the Foley incident is threefold. First, he was Foley's chief of staff during the incidents.

Second, he was the one who apparently convinced the republicans NOT to involve the entire Page oversight board in the review of the first e-mail. This was the critical error -- if the entire board had reviewed and handled the e-mail, the democrats would have NOTHING to say, since the board includes a democrat.

Third, he was the one who tried to bargain with ABC NOT to publish the IM messages. This wasn't itself a bad thing, EXCEPT that it was reported that he tried to COVER UP the existance of the IM messages, which looks bad.

So for those reasons, this is a good resignation. I still say Shimkus should be removed from the Page board for going along and not letting the whole page board handle the e-mail incident.

I'm reserving judgment on Hastert, although he screwed up by saying he had never seen or heard of the e-mails on Friday, when two other congressmen say they specifically talked to him about the e-mails. It made him look like he was denying taking care of this, and when the truth came out the truth was OK but looked like a coverup.


30 posted on 10/04/2006 12:59:31 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Oh, sorry, I listen to Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme!


31 posted on 10/04/2006 12:59:59 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Fury

But yet .. Reynolds still hold a leadership committee slot with the full backing of the democrat party


32 posted on 10/04/2006 1:01:22 PM PDT by Mo1 (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Good info, thanks for reporting this.


33 posted on 10/04/2006 1:01:42 PM PDT by Fury
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To: SmithL

If we're getting to this point, where people are resigning merely because of 'gay taint', then it's about to rebound (read: encompass) on the DUms. Once Bawney or another gay DUm is tied into all this (as Rush hinted today), the MSM will shut the whole thing down and move on to something else.


34 posted on 10/04/2006 1:03:48 PM PDT by StAnDeliver
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To: Fury

I guess they don't call it Sodom on the Potomac for nothing.


35 posted on 10/04/2006 1:04:04 PM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: Fury

The whole thing gags me.

We have Leadership Republicans who have been partying to no end with our money like drunken sailors, trying to play the Dem game of bring home endless pork and we'll ge re-elected in perpetuity.

Most of this starts and ends with projects that fall under the "Have To" pay union prevailing wages in construction work.

Well...let me tell you that a worker in a union will always vote with the Democrats locally due to arm twisting at the local hall, plus decades long implantations in their minds.

This kind of thinking, which is wrong headed, leads to abuse of all kinds. Hence, Foley. He better fend for his life for now on. There are enough loose people out there who may choose to see him gone in ways he doesn't want to see. The guy is now a pervert.


36 posted on 10/04/2006 1:05:30 PM PDT by joyspring777
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To: miss marmelstein
Oh, sorry, I listen to Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme!

Well, Kirk Fordham's chestnuts are roasting on an open fire.

37 posted on 10/04/2006 1:05:39 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: OldFriend

People will easily notice the low gas price and high stock market, they do not need the liberal media to tell them.


38 posted on 10/04/2006 1:07:04 PM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: Fury

I don't know how reliable it is.....just saw it on the ABC message board, but the guy who said it seemed pretty staunch that it is true.


39 posted on 10/04/2006 1:07:06 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: Fury

Greece is a suburb of Rochester, New York.


40 posted on 10/04/2006 1:07:20 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: freeperfromnj
Every penny increase in gas prices was touted as Bush's fault, blah blah. People hocking their wedding rings so they could buy gas.

Couric talking about the hardship to buy gas for her van.......puke.

41 posted on 10/04/2006 1:11:21 PM PDT by OldFriend (Should we wait for them to come and kill us again? President Karzai 9/26/06)
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To: Fury

OH well. I think we're gonna lose the House. Maybe the Senate, too. We won't get it back any time soon, either, I'm afraid.


42 posted on 10/04/2006 1:14:19 PM PDT by GodfearingTexan
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To: Lancey Howard

ROFL


43 posted on 10/04/2006 1:15:13 PM PDT by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: Fury
A Greece Native???  What in the hell are they implying by mentioning that he's Greek? 

44 posted on 10/04/2006 1:18:40 PM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Great post, were did you get it from?


45 posted on 10/04/2006 1:23:47 PM PDT by TeleStraightShooter (The Right To Take Life is NOT a Constitutional "Liberty" protected by the 14th Amendment)
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To: joyspring777
We have Leadership Republicans who have been partying to no end with our money like drunken sailors, trying to play the Dem game of bring home endless pork and we'll ge re-elected in perpetuity.

Yea well at least drunken sailors party with their own earned money which puts them far above congress in ethics :>}

46 posted on 10/04/2006 1:30:08 PM PDT by cva66snipe (If it was wrong for Clinton why do some support it for Bush? Party over nation destroys the nation.)
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To: Petronski

What do they call themselves? Greeks?


47 posted on 10/04/2006 1:36:02 PM PDT by kenavi (Save romance. Stop teen sex.)
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To: Fury

Foley Scandal: Tom Reynolds (R-NY) Chief of Staff Tried to Cover Up IM's
Donklephant ^ | October 3, 2006 | Justin Gardner


Posted on 10/03/2006 12:54:21 PM PDT by gopwinsin04


It’s confirmed. Congressman Tom Reynolds’ (R-NY) chief of staff, Kirk Fordham, tried to broker a secret deal last Friday to get ABC News to cover up the worst part of the Foley predator scandal.

Howie Kurtz in the Washington Post wrote about this in this morning’s Washington Post, though at the time Kurtz didn’t name names - he simply referred to the deal-maker as a “former chief of staff” to Mark Foley. It’s subsequently been confirmed by Kurtz, that the individual who reportedly tried to broker the cover-up deal was Congressman Reynolds’ own chief of staff (and former Foley chief of staff), Kirk Fordham


48 posted on 10/04/2006 1:47:13 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

And so now we must ask, did Reynolds know this?


49 posted on 10/04/2006 1:55:30 PM PDT by edsheppa
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To: Diddle E. Squat

50 posted on 10/04/2006 1:59:43 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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