Skip to comments.Reynolds' aide, a Greece native, resigns (Chief of Staff for Congressman Tom Reynolds resigns)
Posted on 10/04/2006 12:36:05 PM PDT by FuryEdited 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
Dems going all out on this issue for sure...
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).
The only chance the Democrats have of ever winning an election is by lying, cheating, vote fraud, and sleaze.
Well at least they know he was from Greece.
The Crucible that is Congress.
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.)
I think Greece is the local town.
Can't be, if he was from Greece, he could't leave his brother's behind.
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.
Yes. In this case Greece is a town that is a suburb of Rochester, NY.
Wonder if he was also a life long Greece resident? Probably not.
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.
The continent is beginning to shake.....
Yeah...we all know the Greek jokes.
I was wondering who would be the first to go down that road.
Greece is the word. Or grease...
I feel it... LOL... :)
As Basil Fawlty once asked, "Well, they invented it, didn't they?"
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.
That's baaaad.. (but funny)
Pathetic losers, all.
Much like Livingston tried to unseat Newt from the leader's position, this may well backfire on Boehner as well.
Supposedly, there are rumors he was gay and covering up for Foley to protect him.
I'm sure foley knows what it's like to be back stabbed by a Boehner.
Hmmm... I have not heard that, but it's a concern if true...
But didn't the Eagles opine that the Greeks don't want no freaks?
Exactly. A couple of months ago all you saw leading the news were pictures of gas pumps registering $3.25 in big bold print.
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.
Oh, sorry, I listen to Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme!
But yet .. Reynolds still hold a leadership committee slot with the full backing of the democrat party
Good info, thanks for reporting this.
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.
I guess they don't call it Sodom on the Potomac for nothing.
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.
Well, Kirk Fordham's chestnuts are roasting on an open fire.
People will easily notice the low gas price and high stock market, they do not need the liberal media to tell them.
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.
Greece is a suburb of Rochester, New York.
Couric talking about the hardship to buy gas for her van.......puke.
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.
|A Greece Native??? What in the hell are they implying by mentioning that he's Greek?|
Great post, were did you get it from?
Yea well at least drunken sailors party with their own earned money which puts them far above congress in ethics :>}
What do they call themselves? Greeks?
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
Its 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 mornings Washington Post, though at the time Kurtz didnt name names - he simply referred to the deal-maker as a former chief of staff to Mark Foley. Its 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
And so now we must ask, did Reynolds know this?
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