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Fla. (RAT) congressman Tim Mahoney seeks probe (of himself) after affair reports (Pelosi, too)
Boston Herald ^ | 10/13/08

Posted on 10/13/2008 4:44:43 PM PDT by Libloather

Fla. congressman Tim Mahoney seeks probe after affair reports
By Associated Press
Monday, October 13, 2008 - Added 48m ago

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Florida Congressman Tim Mahoney has called for an ethics investigation of himself amid reports that he had an affair and then paid the woman to keep quiet.

Minutes later Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also called for an investigation.

ABC News reported on its Web site Monday that Mahoney agreed to pay $121,000 in March to a former mistress and staffer after being threatened with a sexual harassment lawsuit.

The network, citing unnamed sources, says the congressman began an affair with Patricia Allen in 2006 while he was campaigning for Congress.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 110th; corruptdems; mahoney; pelosi; probe; rat; timmahoney
Mahoney agreed to pay $121,000 in March to a former mistress...

Was that taxpayer loot? If not, the IRS should've been all over that withdrawal.

1 posted on 10/13/2008 4:44:44 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I seek Congressman Mahoney’s removal from Congress.


2 posted on 10/13/2008 4:45:54 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Does Obama know ANYONE who likes America, capitalism, or white people?)
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To: Libloather
Will he also vote to convict himself, or is he open to bargaining?

This guy reminds me of the guy with the gun to his head while his wife laughs, and as he pulls the trigger on himself he says "Don't laugh, you're next!"

3 posted on 10/13/2008 4:47:42 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Intelligent comments only, please; those responding from emotion will be ignored.)
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To: Libloather

If he was a Republican, he would have been gone by now.


4 posted on 10/13/2008 4:50:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I'm voting for McCain/Palin so I can look my grandkids in the eye when I tell them I'm sorry.)
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To: Libloather
This seems to have become the SOP lately for any Dem involved in some scandal ... to request an 'ethics investigation' by that stalwart (/laughs) of congressional institutions: The Congressional Ethics Committee

Maybe Charlie Rangel can give Mahoney some council on how to go about it ......

5 posted on 10/13/2008 4:50:50 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Libloather

My guess is that it was campaign cash.


6 posted on 10/13/2008 4:50:59 PM PDT by tobyhill (If you don't give to the ghetto, the ghetto will take from you.)
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To: Libloather

Don’t know about any of you but I cannot quit laughing that this guy ran against Foley’s write-in replacement because Foley was forced out. Now we have another scandal from the same RAT that presented himself as the Foley alternative.

Oust him from Congress and take back the seat for the GOP!


7 posted on 10/13/2008 4:51:30 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Depends on what the word gone means!


8 posted on 10/13/2008 4:51:39 PM PDT by gunnedah
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To: Libloather

I thought from the headline that Pelosi would be investigated as well. Ah, I’m disappointed to see that’s not what you meant :-).


9 posted on 10/13/2008 4:52:30 PM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: Libloather

I would refuse that probe of Pelosi myself there, bud.


10 posted on 10/13/2008 4:54:45 PM PDT by combat_boots (From the Bush Derangement Syndrome(TM) to the 0bama Worship Cult in which NOTHING matters. USSKKKA)
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To: Libloather

Will this get as much press as the Mark Foley scandal?


11 posted on 10/13/2008 5:05:19 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Libloather

He hopes the HELL for a Democratic investigation. They will sweep it under the rug. Done over move on nothing to see.


12 posted on 10/13/2008 5:05:19 PM PDT by 70th Division (If we lose the Republic we have lost it all.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; Darkwolf377; Libloather; popdonnelly; Mr_Moonlight; Fox_Mulder77
That ABC tape is devastating.

Mahoney's Republican opponent: Tom Rooney

I hope Allen West, running for another Florida Congressional seat, has already called on his Dem opponent to publicly denounced Mahoney's actions.

13 posted on 10/13/2008 5:07:06 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: Libloather

Does this seal the investigation until after the election. Sure that will be fine for our “investigative” press.

Pray for W, Gov Palin and Our Troops


14 posted on 10/13/2008 5:07:36 PM PDT by bray (It's the Corruption Stupid)
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To: Libloather

Palousie gets rid of NO ethic challenged pos.

Throw him a party, Nancy. He’s one of you.


15 posted on 10/13/2008 5:09:07 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k6KUDv1wzraWhwlBt1)
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To: PhiKapMom

OH! You mean the “FOLEY E-MAILGATE”?

Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

Ironic. Foley’s Dem. replacement is caught in a REAL affair, REAL hush money, a REAL sex scandal, not just nebulous e-mails - and Fancy Pants Nancy and crew have been hiding it, obfuscating about it, lying about it. Dishonest people rationalizing away their own filth. He needs to resign Toot Sweet. Stat. Pronto!


16 posted on 10/13/2008 5:11:01 PM PDT by Twinkie (CALL IT WHAT IT IS . . . . COMMUNISM . . . .)
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To: Libloather

Nickname anyone? I suggest “AT MY PLEASURE MAHONEY”.


17 posted on 10/13/2008 5:13:50 PM PDT by Twinkie (CALL IT WHAT IT IS . . . . COMMUNISM . . . .)
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To: Libloather

This election is tough on the nerves. Having the words ‘probe’ and ‘Pelosi’ in the same article is just too much to bear!


18 posted on 10/13/2008 5:21:38 PM PDT by Islander7 (This Atlas is shrugging!)
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To: Islander7

Does anyone think Oliver Stone will make a movie about this?

How aboutMichael Moore? He’s doesn’t seem to be too busy these days.


19 posted on 10/13/2008 5:28:35 PM PDT by markmywords
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To: Clintonfatigued

Does this mean we are going to win back this seat?


20 posted on 10/13/2008 5:44:39 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Norman Bates

“Does this mean we are going to win back this seat?”

I think the odds are at least 50/50 now.


21 posted on 10/13/2008 5:46:09 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: markmywords

Rahm Emanual knew about it and he is one of Ms. Pelosi’s leadership team of the House. We are to believe he didn’t tell her. What does that say about Mr. Manual and Ms. Pelosi’s leadership? Sounds alot like “I know nothing!”.


22 posted on 10/13/2008 5:48:35 PM PDT by Rdev
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To: Libloather

So now how many ethics investigations are currently being run against Democrats? 19? 20?


23 posted on 10/13/2008 6:03:08 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Amazing how Obama, Rangel, Biden and Dodd all got killer mortgage rates and below cost property.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Isn’t this the guy who replaced Foley?


24 posted on 10/13/2008 6:03:31 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: Libloather

TIM MAHONEY SINGING “SEXUAL HEALING” ON YOUTUBE - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2104795/posts


25 posted on 10/13/2008 6:08:04 PM PDT by doug from upland (8 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: Libloather
I wonder which team of Democrats will head up this unbiased, nonpartisan, and hard hitting investigative group? /s
26 posted on 10/13/2008 6:09:35 PM PDT by parthian shot (I can't stand much more of this!!)
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To: Libloather

and the RATS, take another one in the.................................HA ha!!!

27 posted on 10/13/2008 6:10:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - McCain/Palin'08 = http://www.johnmccain.com/)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
If he was a Republican, he would have been gone by now.

Yes, he would have resigned in disgrace.
Democrat pols and their voters, however, don't really put much stock in honesty and integrity, etc.

28 posted on 10/13/2008 6:13:14 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: psjones; writer33
I thought from the headline that Pelosi would be investigated as well. Ah, I’m disappointed to see that’s not what you meant :-).

Investigated? No. Hard on the case - oh, YES! (This could go 24/7 just like the Foley thing did!)

Pelosi Calls for Inquiry Into Claims About Mahoney's Alleged Ex-Mistress
Florida congressman allegedly paid more than $100,000 to his ex-mistress and former staff aide who sued after he threatened her job.
FOXNews.com
Monday, October 13, 2008

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday called for an investigation into claims that Rep. Tim Mahoney paid $121,000 to a former mistress who worked on his staff and sued him after he threatened her job when she tried to end the relationship.

Mahoney, D-Fla., also called for the probe into his own activities.

Former and current staff aides made the claims to ABC News on Monday. Mahoney won his congressional seat in 2006 after Rep. Mark Foley, a Republican, was forced to resign in the wake of a scandal involving a congressional page.

"I just learned today about the serious allegations concerning Congressman Tim Mahoney," Pelosi said in a statement. "These charges must be immediately and thoroughly investigated by the House Ethics Committee."

According to ABC News, Mahoney, who is married, started an affair with Patricia Allen while campaigning against Foley on a morality platform. Allen came on to his staff after he won the election in 2006, but when complaints about the alleged affair surfaced, Mahoney moved Allen to the campaign staff, aides told the broadcast network.

ABC reported Allen tried to break off the affair after learning Mahoney was supposedly cheating on her and his wife with other women. In response, he threatened her job, ABC reported.

"You work at my pleasure," Mahoney told Allen in a taped Jan. 20, 2008, telephone call played for Mahoney staffers, ABC reported.

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel spoke to Mahoney in early 2007 about his personal conduct, FOX News confirmed Monday. Emanuel formerly headed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the panel charged with electing Democrats to Congress.

**SNIP**

"Upon hearing a rumor, Congressman Emanuel confronted Congressman Mahoney, told him he was in public life and had a responsibility to act accordingly and appropriately, and urged him to do so. They had no further conversations on this topic," an aide to Emanuel said in a statement.

Asked about the affair, Pelosi earlier said she didn't know anything about the financial settlement.

"This is completely news to me," Pelosi said when pressed on whether the Democratic leadership kept quiet about the affair so as not to hurt his re-election chances.

Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, who chairs the DCCC this year, declined to answer a question about Mahoney.

Mahoney is one of the most endangered Democrats in this election cycle.West Palm Beach is a conservative-leaning community that gave Bush an 8-point margin of victory in 2004.

It's widely argued that Mahoney won in 2006 less on his own merit than because of the scandal surrounding Foley. Knowing he'd be in the GOP crosshairs this cycle, Mahoney raised $2.5 million for re-election, but he faces a stiff challenge from Republican Tom Rooney, whose family owns the Pittsburgh Steelers.

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/10/13/report-rep-took-foley-seat-gets-sex-scandal/

29 posted on 10/13/2008 6:54:46 PM PDT by Libloather (October is Liberal Awareness Month.)
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To: Libloather
ABC reported Allen tried to break off the affair after learning Mahoney was supposedly cheating on her and his wife with other women.

Well, I'm glad to see the skank has principles.

30 posted on 10/13/2008 6:57:09 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: OrioleFan

He sure is.


31 posted on 10/13/2008 7:03:04 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Chode; FlingWingFlyer; Lancey Howard; writer33; AT7Saluki; Liz; MurryMom
Pelosi, in an e-mail sent a few minutes later, said she “had just learned today about the serious allegations” and called for the matter to be “immediately and thoroughly investigated by the House ethics committee.”

Mahoney’s colleagues and aides have privately expressed concern at the congressman’s personal conduct for months, according to House Democratic sources. Those concerns grew after an anonymous comment to a March 2008 Palm Beach Post gossip item hinted at an affair.

That would make Pelosi and idiot (again) - no?

32 posted on 10/13/2008 7:13:43 PM PDT by Libloather (October is Liberal Awareness Month.)
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To: Libloather

Yeah, they’ll get the big proboscis out AFTER the election.


33 posted on 10/13/2008 8:22:30 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: Libloather

But Mahoney is Mister Clean compared to Barney Frank, Chairman of the House Banking Committee.


34 posted on 10/14/2008 5:22:51 AM PDT by pleikumud
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To: Libloather

Tom Rooney bump


35 posted on 10/14/2008 7:35:31 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: Libloather
If memory serves, Mahoney beat Foley by promising to bring honor and decency back to the House. So much for that.
36 posted on 10/14/2008 7:42:05 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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