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(D-FL, Tim) Mahoney tied to $121K sex scandal
Politico.com on yYahoo ^ | 10/13/08 | Glenn Thrush, Josh Kraushaar

Posted on 10/13/2008 3:53:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

For the second consecutive election year, West Palm Beach has produced a potentially devastating congressional sex scandal – but this one involves a Democrat.

ABC News reported Monday that Rep. Tim Mahoney — the Florida Democrat who replaced disgraced Republican Mark Foley in 2006 — paid $121,000 to a staffer with whom he had an affair. The news gives Republicans a desperately needed new line of attack just three weeks before Election Day.

Mahoney, 52, paid former staffer Patricia Allen $61,000 — plus $60,000 in legal fees — after she threatened to sue him for sexual harassment and intimidation, the network reported, citing unnamed Mahoney staffers and Allen’s legal papers.

The congressman – who promised to restore honor and morality in a district rocked by revelations of Foley’s inappropriate behavior toward House pages – reportedly moved the 50-year-old Allen from a job in his office to a $50,000 position with an agency that handles his campaign advertising.

A Mahoney spokesman didn’t comment on the story but said the first-term representative never used campaign funds to pay off Allen.

The National Republican Congressional Committee blasted copies of the story shortly after it appeared on ABC’s Web site – and Mahoney’s Republican opponent Tom Rooney has planned a press conference on the story with NRCC Chairman Tom Cole in the district on Tuesday.

The scandal breaks at the worst possible time for Mahoney. He was facing a highly competitive race against Rooney, one of the GOP’s leading recruits. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has already spent $430,000 on ads on behalf of Mahoney.

A poll conducted for Rooney in September showed Mahoney with a 48 to 41 percent lead.

Now Democratic operatives are privately glum about their prospects of holding onto the seat.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 110th; bimboeruption; corruptdems; corruption; cultureofcorruption; fl2008; florida; mahoney; markfoley; sexscandal; timmahoney

1 posted on 10/13/2008 3:53:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I heard on Hannity today that Pelosi and other high ranking Dems were aware of this and tried to squelch the info from getting out. So much for truth and fighting corruption.


2 posted on 10/13/2008 3:56:36 PM PDT by downtownconservative (Intelligence sans reason is vainglorious pulp)
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To: NormsRevenge

World’s oldest work-related unwritten law ——Do NOT EVER f’ the help!


3 posted on 10/13/2008 3:57:39 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Arguing with a Liberal is like not wiping yourself after taking a dump" Scatological, but true.)
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To: downtownconservative

The CYA Party .. Corrupt Dems .. Corrupt to the core.


4 posted on 10/13/2008 3:58:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... Donate to FR ... Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121)
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To: NormsRevenge

What’s even worse is that the chick is a real D-O-G! He probably rubbed some Alpo on himself - worked like a charm.


5 posted on 10/13/2008 3:58:37 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The choice is clear: Vote for the war hero or the muslim zero)
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To: NormsRevenge

TIM MAHONEY ON YOUTUBE SINGING “SEXUAL HEALING”!!! - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2104795/posts?page=1

He’s pretty good. When he’s thrown out of office, he has another career.


6 posted on 10/13/2008 3:58:48 PM PDT by doug from upland (8 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey, this guy’s a dummycrat. Let’s get bawney fwank and the kids surrounding him on the capitol steps — just to show support, ya know — and then he can tell us it all depends on the meaning of sex. He and Congwessman Jeffewson (D-LA) will retire together in 2050, with honors.


7 posted on 10/13/2008 3:58:58 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: doug from upland

Great timing! We’ll see if this one has legs.


8 posted on 10/13/2008 4:00:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... Donate to FR ... Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121)
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Remember Mark Foley? Wasn’t that (and “macaca”) the battle cry for the Dems in 2006? Hmmmmm...not so much as a peep from the MSM.


9 posted on 10/13/2008 4:00:44 PM PDT by curling
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www.timmahoneyforflorida.com

Let fly.


10 posted on 10/13/2008 4:00:56 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Apologies to Shakespeare: First thing we do, we kill all the "journalists.")
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To: NormsRevenge

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=5998929

This secret phone call guarantees that Mahoney is toast.


11 posted on 10/13/2008 4:01:08 PM PDT by WilliamReading
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To: NormsRevenge

‘(D-FL, Tim) Mahoney tied to $121K sex scandal’

Bondage??


12 posted on 10/13/2008 4:01:18 PM PDT by BGHater (The GOP, the new DNC.)
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To: RobinOfKingston
.... will retire together in 2050

It may interest you or sicken you to know that they won't have to wait that long. I think (I read somewhere) that some form of Congressional pension is available after 6 years. For a Senator it's a snap, for a congressman, it takes three terms of constant lying.

13 posted on 10/13/2008 4:01:25 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Arguing with a Liberal is like not wiping yourself after taking a dump" Scatological, but true.)
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To: downtownconservative

Pelosi is running the most CORRUPT and INEPT CONGRESS....EVER! Way to go 9% Nan!!


14 posted on 10/13/2008 4:01:29 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah, it should make a difference, but the news media may not want a Republican in that seat, and so this will be a front page news item for one day, 2 at the most. Then, any comparison with Foley will be that their guy is heterosexual, and Foley was a child molester. I’m not the one saying it. Facts to the mainstream media are inconvenient at worst, and can be easily ignored so that the reader is able to reach the proper conclusion. Of course, their motives are pure, the ignorant gun and bible clinging news consumer needs help finding the truth.


15 posted on 10/13/2008 4:02:51 PM PDT by webheart (All sarcasm contained in this post is intentional, and does not necessarily reflect a real opinion)
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To: ELS

Mahoney grew up in Summit, and graduated from Summit High in 1974.


16 posted on 10/13/2008 4:04:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: NormsRevenge

Good timing! Maybe there’s “hope” for “change” we can believe in with Congress becoming a Republican majority again-Please! Sometimes, irony can be sweet in politics.


17 posted on 10/13/2008 4:11:42 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Vote for conservatives AT ALL POLITICAL LEVELS! Encourage all others to do the same on November 4!)
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To: Gaffer

My favorite is never dip your pen in the company ink


18 posted on 10/13/2008 4:13:43 PM PDT by GQuagmire (Giggety,Giggety,Giggety)
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To: GQuagmire

Yeah! I know that one, but sometimes, especially with healthy males wherein the (ahem) circulatory flow is diverted from the brainer regions, more succinct language is called for.....


19 posted on 10/13/2008 4:15:34 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Arguing with a Liberal is like not wiping yourself after taking a dump" Scatological, but true.)
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To: downtownconservative
I heard on Hannity today that Pelosi and other high ranking Dems were aware of this and tried to squelch the info from getting out. So much for truth and fighting corruption.

If true, that's exactly what Pelosi said that Hastert did with the Mark Foley information.

Was Pelosi doing what she accused Hastert of doing? I'd love to hear her explain why it is okay now but it wasn't then.

-PJ

20 posted on 10/13/2008 4:17:16 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: NormsRevenge
ABC News reported Monday that Rep. Tim Mahoney — the Florida Democrat who replaced disgraced Republican Mark Foley in 2006 — paid $121,000 to a staffer with whom he had an affair. The news gives Republicans a desperately needed new line of attack just three weeks before Election Day.

OK so how could this guy in good conscious even RUN for this office given who [Foley] he was replacing.

21 posted on 10/13/2008 4:21:34 PM PDT by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The news gives Republicans a desperately needed new line of attack just three weeks before Election Day.

Golly, I don't remember reading lines like this in the Foley coverage.

22 posted on 10/13/2008 4:21:45 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: WilliamReading

WoW! That is a *devastating* audio recording.


23 posted on 10/13/2008 4:23:28 PM PDT by zeebee
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To: Gaffer

Yep! and if I’m not mistaken, it is progressive and passed to spouses. Was it Jesse Helms who had the young wife to whom we will pay, and pay, and pay, and pay ... and she never even “served.”

Frankly, it is past time that we, the employers, decided on pay packages, insurance, and retirement.


24 posted on 10/13/2008 4:25:34 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: GQuagmire
My favorite is never dip your pen in the company ink.

That was how I first heard it phrased; only later did I discover that the person who said it to me was a serial "dipper" who spoke from much experience.

Mr. niteowl77

25 posted on 10/13/2008 4:25:58 PM PDT by niteowl77 (The niteowl77s: parents who support those who support their soldier.)
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To: curling
Hmmmmm...not so much as a peep from the MSM.

I guess you missed the part where it said that ABC broke this story, and has the phone call on their website.

26 posted on 10/13/2008 4:28:00 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: NormsRevenge

27 posted on 10/13/2008 4:28:59 PM PDT by doug from upland (8 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: Ann Archy
Is Congressional approval really down to NINE percent? WOW.

That's lower than Nan's sagging cans can limbo.

28 posted on 10/13/2008 4:31:21 PM PDT by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Classic moments in this audio.

MAHONEY: "I'm the judge and jury. You're fired. Hear me?"

MAHONEY: "You work at my pleasure. You know what that means? It means you work at my pleasure. If you do the job that I think you should do, you get to keep your job."

MAHONEY: ".. and guess what? The only person that matters is guess who? Me. You understand that?"

The quarterback is toast!
29 posted on 10/13/2008 4:38:29 PM PDT by AHerald ("Be faithful to God ... do not bother about the ridicule of the foolish." - St. Pio of Pietrelcina)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Wow, ABC....I’m so impressed. So, think the others will pick it up, have a self-proclaimed national outrage, and have a “throw the bums out mantra?” Nahhhh, don’t think so.

Bubba...have many mummies been following you :)


30 posted on 10/13/2008 4:40:56 PM PDT by curling
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To: WilliamReading
WHOA!

Talk about strange bedfellows! This guy is toast.

I can already see the bestseller now.

31 posted on 10/13/2008 4:43:01 PM PDT by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: WilliamReading
This secret phone call guarantees that Mahoney is toast.

Thanks for the audio link. Classic moment in the history of jerkdom.

32 posted on 10/13/2008 4:59:19 PM PDT by AHerald ("Be faithful to God ... do not bother about the ridicule of the foolish." - St. Pio of Pietrelcina)
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To: WilliamReading
Drudge links to story that Mahorny is calling for ethics investigation on himself.

Oh, that's rich. Get him over the election hump then it falls into a blackhole much like in Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind.

Good thing he's not the Senate Minority Leader wishing a 155 year old retiring Senator happy birthday. (Lott and Thurmond)

33 posted on 10/13/2008 5:33:53 PM PDT by rvoitier (Democrat--gateway ideology to Communism / It's the Revolution, Stupid!)
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To: NormsRevenge

That must be the perv district.


34 posted on 10/13/2008 5:44:46 PM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: curling

Hey, you’re the one saying that there “hasn’t been a peep from the MSM”, when in fact as MS a M as you can get broke the story.


35 posted on 10/13/2008 5:45:06 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: NormsRevenge

36 posted on 10/14/2008 10:01:27 AM PDT by doug from upland (8 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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