Skip to comments.Rep. Mahoney drops out of debate over TV presence
Posted on 10/24/2008 7:21:03 AM PDT by SES1066
Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney, embroiled in an adultery scandal, dropped out of a Friday debate with his Republican challenger after organizers refused to ban television cameras.
Executive Director Gayle Pallesen said Mahoney's campaign called late Thursday night, stating the congressman would participate but only if television cameras were banned.
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He don’t want people to see his mug.............
A bad case of adult acne suddenly come up?
He’s a Democrat. Has this materially affected his standing in the polls yet?
Don’t seem to see anybody talking much about how this affects the rest of the Democrats.
He is a disgrace.
That’s the difference between Democrats and Republicans.
When Republicans screw up they will step down and disappear. When a Democrat screws up they think they did not wrong and won’t back down for anything.
It is time to freep this guy Florida. Find him and get him on camera and dog this worm. Anyone have any polls for this race?
You mean Tim MaPHONEY.
Where oh where are the House Republicans asking questions?
It's a DEBATE! Where does he get off???
Remember Rep. Foley (R) who lost this seat in 2006 to Mahoney?
Remember how Foley’s love notes to congressional page boys led to 24/7 coverage of the Republican “Culture of Corruption”?
Remember how pivotal that theme was in the DemonRAT victories of the 2006 mid-term elections?
So, where is the 24/7 news coverage of Mahoney’s corruption?
The same place as the coverage of the Bawney Fwank homosexual male prostitute scandal.
Nowhere to be seen.
The bad news is that there is a total dearth of national news coverage about this outside ABC (cudos to them)! Yes it is local EXCEPT that this was the 'Poster Child' issue of the 2006 campaign to tar and feather the GOP. Where are the charges of hypocrisy for Pelosi's declaration of 'ethical behavior'? Where is the investigation of what Rep. Rahm Emanuel knew and when did he know it and yet support Mahoney for re-election?
There is more news constantly leaking out about what a scum-bag this guy was yet the MSM just ignores juicy scandal - because he isn't GOP? I know, I know, I answered my own question.
Florida Today, the local paper serving the SpaceCoast area in Florida and a Neuharth crapaganda mullet wrapper, has begrudgingly run articles about Tim Mahoney, democrat from Palm Beach County. It’s really funny and quite absurd, because in each article they never indicate that Mahoney is a d-Rat. The title of the Mahoney articles refers to Rep.Mahoney without mentioning he’s a d-Rat in the title header or the body of the article itself. And referring to Mahoney as Rep.Mahoney without classifying Mahoney as a d-Rat, leads some people to conclude that the Rep.title refers to a Republican.
For one thing, the House is not in session and most of the House GOP members are trying to save their seats against the Obama drum beat! Besides, what is the point? Pelosi will just turn off the lights and microphones again. Ethical, you know!
I understand it’s just Dan Rooney that’s become an Obamatron. The rest of the family is OK, according to Jim Quinn.
brothers are trying to sell their interest in the team because of the fear of an Obama Presidency and capital gains tax. New owner will control the Steelers not Dan.
Oh come on. Larry Craig? It isn’t a R or D thing, it is an elected official thing. Power corrupts...
...with women other than his wife.
Murtha stiffed Russell in PA on a debate. Paul Kaj did the same think to Repub Lou Barletta in PA. I think this is three pickups for the GOP. Rooney will win, Lou may win in PA and Russell also may win. All three Dems are slimes and have scandals.
Mahoney serial adulterer, Murtha is being sued by Marines and calls his constituents racists, Paul Kaj was in the top 7 or 8 of Fannie Mae cronies.
Yes. This race (FL-16) was already competitive. But a recent, post-scandal poll showed Mahoney trailing 55-29%. This seat is now the GOP's best pick-up opportunity.
GOP opponent - Tom Rooney
Well, at least the Dem's can't play the "ethical" card any more. /sarc
Well, this sets up perfect for an SNL parody. Anxious to see it.
Yep, I'm holding my breath just waiting to see this ... [... crickets chirping ...]. It is only worthy of interest if it is the 'moral party' (GOP) that has the scandal.
I wonder if anybody has asked the local chapter of NOW about this, after all he all but pushed his paramour to prostitute herself for his benefit. They were so vigorous about that other prominent politico right? You remember their attacks on Clinton ... /sarc
Only Republicans are held accountable because they dare to espouse beliefs in family values.
Democrats get a pass because they don’t believe in tradition values. And, of course, the media hearts them.
Tim Mahoney is toast. He’s a dead man walking right now.
Congrats to new Rep. Tom Rooney! Another good conservative in the house, and a bright spot in an otherwise very bad year for the GOP.
How about Barney Franks gay lover in the leadership of Fannie or Freddie... Orgs hes was responsible for overseeing?
Only about 30 more to go!
Not much of a debate if it’s not televised. He was juts looking for an excuse to not show his sorry mug. I hope his constituents are taking note of how brave their slimy Congressman really is.
which brings me to another point....is there a really good site to keep up on congressinal races?....I have supported several pubs and I would love to know how they are doing without having to go thru the prez or senate races, etc...
would this be a pick-up then?...no pun intended...
Just remember - if Obambi wins in two weeks, and the Democommies lock the House and the Senate, we will be able to change the acronym 'MSM' to 'GM' - the Government Media.
Hell - we're there NOW.
If two people have a debate and no one sees it, is it an actual debate or is it just a conversation or possibly an argument.
How quickly the media forgets - FOLEY DID RESIGN before the election but too late to replaced on the ballot. Given the back-story, it appears that this was a well-laid trap for the GOP to have a poster-child scandal for the MSM and Dems to hit them with.This was a known story for months in advance but the MSM waited to get the maximum bang just before the election.
Now Mahoney waits out the election ax to get maximum government benefits. The MSM ignore him as best they can (Except ABC) and "The Most Ethical Congress" works its smoke and mirrors on Fannie & Freddie!
It was one thing before the technology existed. the Lincoln-Douglas Debates of the 1858 Senatorial Campaign started out being covered state-wide in Illinois but quickly became reported nationally. It is hard to believe today but the formats of these 7 debates were long, 3 hours with 1st @ 60 mins, 2nd @ 90 mins and 1st @ 30 min rejoinder.
So yes, debates were done before TV and were worthwhile. Today, with TV minute bytes as chosen by MSM, I begin to wonder if Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt would have made the cut?