Skip to comments.Rep. Mark Foley drops out of race [Fox: also resigned]
Posted on 09/29/2006 12:01:58 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe
Just breaking on CNN
Impeachment is not removal from office, the Senate is the body that removes a President or VP from office and they need 67 votes to do so which is an IMPOSSIBLITY for it to happen in this case.
Anyway, you are being UNREALISTICLY PRESSIMSTIC. Your scenario will never happen first because the Republicans will keep the House and the Senate and even if they lose the House the democrats will not have enough votes to impeach President Bush because many democrats from the South and Midwest will know that they are politically finished if they vote for impeachment.
I read on the site to Brian Ross linked by Drudge that the IM's reference "sexual organs" and activities in an explicit way.
From what I just read from your link...those e-mails, or whatever that are supposed to be a smoking gun sound like he's just trying to sound interested, but not perverted.
Well, well, well...then Major Garrett was wrong...OR, I heard him wrong (which is entirely possible).
I am SURE by Brit's show tonight it will all be researched at Fox...
Thanks for the link.
"Representative" does not mean you vote the way the majority of your constituents believe. A representative is chosen to represent the people, and to vote his or her own conscience.
Our Founders did NOT want a democracy.
I've always liked Mark Foley....I'll wait and see
Have you ever noticed that Frist peers out from under his eyebrows when he speaks? Maybe that's from being a surgeon and he thinks he has his scrubs on or somethin'.
Wasn't frank caught with male prostitutes? I guess if it was a "boy", they'd care./s
Truthfully, I'm not sure what I think of this.......
Wow, I just read the sub-headline on the Drudge Report about this. ABC says they have 'explicit excerpts' of Foley's e-mails?
This is stunning news.
We got rid of a RINO? There IS a silver lining in every cloud. (although this cloud is down right black)
What an AH!
It was Dianna who brought up the correct way to look at this whole thing. Most of us are too busy reeling from the news. It is pretty obvious once you have time to digest it all. WHAT DID THE DEMS KNOW AND WHEN DID THEY KNOW IT???
This is from Mark Foley's webpage regarding the issue of children:
As a founder and co-chair of the Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus, Mark has been instrumental in the development and passage of legislation designed to protect our children.
He authored legislation that became law -- the Volunteers for Children Act -- that gives volunteer organizations that work with children, such as scouting and sports groups, access to FBI fingerprint-based background checks to ensure that they are not inadvertently hiring child molesters.
He has also cosponsored legislation toughening the penalties levied at those who hurt children and, most recently, has joined forces with the Administration and Congress to fight child predators. His Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, which has passed both the House and Senate, will overhaul the way we track and monitor predatory pedophiles. He has also introduced and cosponsored legislation designed to eliminate child pornography and exploitive child modeling web sites.
Over the years, Mark also has worked closely with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and John Walsh (host of Fox TVs Americas Most Wanted) on a variety of child protection programs. Among the latest of these is a program designed to show children how to protect themselves from online predators.
Can't we find a heterosexual in Tampa?
From Drudge Report
Fla Congressman Mark Foley resigns. What about Florida's red state status now?????
I Agree With You 100% !
He seemed really decent during the whole disputed Florida election presidental mess .
It's really sad :(
Could be a string of e-mails over time.
"sexual organs" and activities in an explicit way.
Not good at all.
LOL....I kinda do sound like "chicken little" today don't I??
Actually, my freeper friends probably would think I am sick if I didn't overreact....LOL
Yes...6 weeks is a long time...a LONG time for the MSM and the dems to just pound on this and the Woodward book, and the NIE report..
ALL of which mean nothing...but, most Americans don't pay as much attention as you and I do...so "gossip" has a tendency to get their attention more than "facts"..
The reason I know this is because I used to be that way..all the way through the 70's and 80's when I was raising my family. I actually believed at the time that Ronald Reagan made some kind of DEAL to have the hostages kept in Iran until Carter would lose the election..
BTW...don't tell anyone about that last part..ok??
Is Tommy Franks from District 16? West Palm? I think Pat Buchanan's from West Palm too.
Probably not a good idea.
He's from West Palm Beach.
Ain't gonna happen. Patsy's long ago left the GOP, and good riddance to him.
"I pronounce it as certain that there was never yet a truly great
man that was not at the same time truly virtuous."
-- Benjamin Franklin (The Busy-body, No. 3, 18 February 1728)
I haven't been on Freerepublic for almost two years now because I was so sickened with the Republican Party. What's happened since the election has only gotten worse. It's unbelievable to me how inept the GOP is. Rush and all the other conservative talking heads make fun of the Democrats but Republicans have become almost like them. I knew from day one Foley was a homo and would be trouble. The good voters of South Carolina better learn from this and get rid of that awful Lindsey Graham. When you look at how these congressional and state races are going, it's incredible disheartening for conservatives. The GOP under Bush I and II has done NOTHING to build on the legacy and foundation that Reagan laid. Sad times for the conservative movement.
Foley was one of the foremost critics in the House of child pornography. Foley was chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children. He introduced a bill in 2002 to outlaw websites featuring sexually suggestive images of preteen children, saying that "these websites are nothing more than a fix for pedophiles." In June 2003 he wrote letters to the governor and attorney general of Florida, asking them to review the legality of a program for teenagers of a Lake Como nudist resort in Land O'Lakes, Florida.
Foley's legislation to change federal sex offender laws was supported by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, America's Most Wanted host John Walsh, and a number of victims' rights groups. President George W. Bush signed it into law as part of the Adam Walsh Child Safety and Protection Act of 2006.
Foley also succeeded in getting a law passed that allows volunteer youth-serving organizations like the Boy Scouts of America and Boys and Girls Clubs to have access to FBI fingerprint background checks to help protect children
If things keep going the way they are, we won't have to vote, the dims will get the seats by default. And, it won't be because we didn't vote for them, they did it to themselves.
Earlier today I was in the "let's get more info before we brand him a perv" crowd. Since he not only dropped out of the race, but totally resigned it's hard not to believe that he is, at the very least, guilty of lusting after young men. Ick
"I actually believed at the time that Ronald Reagan made some kind of DEAL to have the hostages kept in Iran until Carter would lose the election..
"BTW...don't tell anyone about that last part..ok??
Pssst! Don't feel bad. I used to believe that too back then.
Lindsey Graham have any 16 yr old male pages?
ROFL. Yeah. Such a surprise. Gay pervert exposed as gay pervert. Duh.
Not a chance. ;-)
I was repeating what I saw on NRO....
but, I see your point.
I think I better leave the site for a while...I don't want to bring anyone down.
My understanding is that the ballot is frozen, but that political parties can put new candidates in under the name of the withdrawn candidate.
2005 Florida had theses two before August..(we DID get hit with Katrina before it went into the Gulf)
Arlene- June 11
Dennis- July 9
Too late for a write in.
The conservative movement achieved more under President GW Bush than President Reagan.
But the kid was in New Orleans and the e-mail was sent on July 29.
I think Lindsey Graham is simply in love with his twisted view of the rule of law for terrorists.
OOPS...I guess I did it again..
I don't think I was drooling...but, I guess I was.
I was repeating what I thought were interesting soundbites...sorry.
"He should heed his own advice.
And do as he says. See link above.
"Any ballots cast for the former party nominee will be counted for the person designated by the political party to replace the former party nominee."
So, you'd have to vote for the perv in order to vote for the replacement?