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Fordham Contradicts Himself on Notifying Hastert Office
Associated Press ^ | 10/4/06 | Associated Press

Posted on 10/04/2006 3:04:25 PM PDT by HastertFan

So, everyone knows that Kirk Fordham claims "he told House Speaker Dennis Hastert's office about worrisome conduct by his former boss, Rep. Mark Foley, toward teenage pages more than three years ago, long before officials have acknowledged becoming aware of the issue." AP Story posted at 4:00pm EDT

Strange because in an AP Story from 9:46am EDT this morning it quotes:

“I was still pretty shell shocked myself,” Fordham said of the day he learned about the messages. “This was someone I had worked for 10 years. I had no inkling that this kind of blatantly reckless - just obscene - behavior was going on behind our backs.”

(Excerpt) Read more at auburnpub.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: congress; foley; fordham; hastert; page; reynolds; scandal; speaker
Which is it, he knew three years ago or he had "no inkling?"

This is proof that Fordham has already changed his story on the record twice today. He was also working back channels with his old boss Foley. This guy's word is not worth the ink they use to print it!

1 posted on 10/04/2006 3:04:26 PM PDT by HastertFan
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To: HastertFan

What a surprise. /sarc


2 posted on 10/04/2006 3:06:11 PM PDT by Sister_T (The Foley scandal will NEVER get me to vote for "cut-and-run", hypocritical DemocRATs!)
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To: HastertFan

The plot thickens...


3 posted on 10/04/2006 3:07:21 PM PDT by doesnt suffer fools gladly (I wouldn't vote for a RAT if my life depended on it. Come to think of it, my life does depend on it.)
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To: HastertFan

NICE catch there!!!

It will be interesting to see how (or if) Fordham attempts to reconcile his seld-contradictions. ;)


4 posted on 10/04/2006 3:07:30 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: HastertFan
"he told House Speaker Dennis Hastert's office about worrisome conduct by his former boss, Rep. Mark Foley, toward teenage pages more than three years ago

Is that also a new quote or an error? I thought the last story in the past hour was Fordham saying he told Hastert 2 years ago. Now it's 3?

I know that's not the big point of your post, but wanted to mention it.

5 posted on 10/04/2006 3:07:57 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: HastertFan

Oops, I did it again.


6 posted on 10/04/2006 3:08:49 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Striving to obtain liberal victim status.)
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To: HastertFan

It appears to me to be an e-mail/IM type issue. He knew of the inapropriate behavior, but was shocked at the IMs.


7 posted on 10/04/2006 3:09:05 PM PDT by SolidSupplySide (Hastert will not be Speaker by January 2007 (and should not))
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To: HastertFan

I'm sure AP will hasten to correct their story as soon as they read this.


8 posted on 10/04/2006 3:12:26 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SolidSupplySide

Looks to me like he doesn't know whether he wants to be the whistle blower or if he is worried that he will go to jail for withholding this evidence.


9 posted on 10/04/2006 3:12:47 PM PDT by HastertFan (F' Pelosi)
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To: HastertFan
This is proof that Fordham has already changed his story on the record twice today.

That takes care of him. I wonder who else from the moonbat base wants to step up to the plate and bat.

Man, I love smacking down the moonbats.  They will surely need some meds after the election. They are going to get their butts kicked worse than I had thought.

10 posted on 10/04/2006 3:16:28 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: HastertFan

It is starting to look like Fordham is part of the setup.

http://strata-sphere.com/blog/index.php/archives/2621
Did Fordham Out Foley To Aravosis?
Our reader Enlightened referred us to this July, 2004 story about the Gestapo like efforts of Mike Rogers and John Aravosis to threaten and blackmail gay staffers and elected officials to take sides they wanted on certain bills being debated - especially the Federal Marriage Act. One of the first staffers had this to say about the tactics

Tolman said he questioned the morality of the outing campaign.

“The agenda behind this outing seems to be kind of fascist. It says to me: Because you don’t subscribe to our personal idea, because you don’t choose to push sexual politics over environmental, we’re going to punish you.

Well, there are other things you can acquire through blackmail. But this article clearly states the person who ‘outted’ Rep Mark Foley was his Chief of Staff: Kirk Fordham:

Over in the House, Republican Mark Foley said in March that he would vote against the Federal Marriage Amendment — one week after his spokesperson said he would not take a position on the measure until it came up for a House vote.

Despite Foley’s FMA opposition, Aravosis purported to out Foley as well, taking him to task for supporting President Bush, who endorsed the measure late last winter. Labeling Foley as “our latest closeted gay hypocrite,” Aravosis said Foley made the list for putting politics ahead of his own community by “whoring for an anti-gay president.”


11 posted on 10/04/2006 3:18:32 PM PDT by Republican Red ("There’s God, then there’s the president and then there’s my father.”- 6 yr old Jack Roberts)
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To: HastertFan

He is a queer Dem plant. What's gnu?


12 posted on 10/04/2006 3:19:48 PM PDT by lawdude (Bill Clinton is a virus and should be treated as such.)
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To: 1035rep

We used to say in the hay, when discussing boy girl play.
Now the donkeys look away, when the boys come down to play.
The sheep feel jilted and the horses neigh, but the Democrats say OK, if its their boys in the hay.

Billhilly
October 4, 2006


13 posted on 10/04/2006 3:20:19 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: HastertFan

Oops.

Time to change the subject, Katie.


14 posted on 10/04/2006 3:23:24 PM PDT by IslandJeff (FR mail me to be added to the Type I Diabetes ping list)
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To: HastertFan
Fordham graduated from the high school two miles away from my home. This was on the local news this evening ...
Fordham's Parents Defend His Action
[snip]
The Fordham’s live in Greece and have been on the phone with their son nearly every day since his name started making headlines.

They made it clear to R News that their son, Kirk Fordham, did inform Tom Reynolds about the worst of the Foley scandal before it broke in the media.

They say their son, a 1985 Greece Olympia Grad, called them Saturday morning in shock and in tears.
15 posted on 10/04/2006 3:32:05 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Cicero; All

I don't think we realize just how serious this is.....it appears to me the contradiction may not be a direct contradiction but be dealing with the different things...the emails that came out now and those that were known about.

His accusation today is big, and it is hitting the news like a firestorm (***AND THE FACT THAT OTHER REPUBLICAN SOURCES SAY HE ACTUALLY WAS TRYING TO STOP THIS FROM COMING OUT IS BEING COMPLETELY IGNORED***)

This could cost us the election. We have got to fight back.

If we don't, say hello to Pelosi.

Hastert must resign now.


16 posted on 10/04/2006 3:34:40 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: rwfromkansas

"Hastert must resign now." -- Nice try, Democrat!!


17 posted on 10/04/2006 3:56:34 PM PDT by since 1854
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To: HastertFan

Great catch!


18 posted on 10/04/2006 4:00:22 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: HastertFan

A little research brought this site up. There is a letter
to Fordham there. The writer is upset that Fordham (gay) was going to work for Mel Martinez. It also mentions Fordham's past work on Foley's Florida campaign and his excitement over helping to put another gay in the House of Representatives.


http://www.blogactive.com/2004/07/action-write-to-kirk-fordhamat-mel.html

From reading there it seems Kirk Fordham is gay. I wonder if
he had his own games with "Page" Boys?


19 posted on 10/04/2006 4:02:13 PM PDT by Recall
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To: HastertFan

I sure hope this doesn't cost the Congress seat in Buffalo area to go to the dems ....


20 posted on 10/05/2006 6:12:09 AM PDT by hawkaw
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To: rwfromkansas
If we don't, say hello to Pelosi. Hastert must resign now.

Hastert resigning is exactly what will lead to Speaker Pelosi.

You don't put blood in the water to drive sharks away. Given how this worked with Newt and Speaker-designate Livingston, the pattern is very clear.

The base needs to stop believing that every little liberal hit-piece is reason for the GOP leaders to fall on their swords for the party.

Not only should Hastert and GOP leadership stay in office and expose the media frauds and the Pink conspiracy behind the Foleygate scandal, they shouldn't have asked Foley for his resignation either. He should have been censured and sent home to face his voters. However, his seat has been in GOP hands for 25 years and Negron (replacement candidate) is a good candidate and might still manage to save the seat for the GOP.

BTW, you are aware that the 'page' (Jordan) was out of the page program and over the age of eighteen when the naughty IMing occured? It was all legal. So far, it seems Foley was pretty careful to make sure he didn't do anything illegal. And this Jordan has hired a high-powered defense attorney, apparently anticipating grand jury appearances and possible prosecution for his role in all this (possible blackmail).
21 posted on 10/05/2006 6:38:29 AM PDT by George W. Bush
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