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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


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To: Txsleuth
"if Conyers can impeach Bush and Cheney at the same time, NANCY PELOSI would be POTUS"...

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.

501 posted on 09/29/2006 1:53:26 PM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: Dengar01

I read on the site to Brian Ross linked by Drudge that the IM's reference "sexual organs" and activities in an explicit way.

Not good.


502 posted on 09/29/2006 1:53:41 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Security Mom 08

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.


503 posted on 09/29/2006 1:53:42 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Republican Red

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.


504 posted on 09/29/2006 1:54:07 PM PDT by Txsleuth (,((((((((ISRAEL)))))) Pray for the release of the Israelis.)
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To: RightOnline

"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.


505 posted on 09/29/2006 1:54:17 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (Fiscal Conservative, Social Moderate. Understand?)
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To: NinoFan
Well said....

I've always liked Mark Foley....I'll wait and see

506 posted on 09/29/2006 1:54:39 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: ichabod1; Twirly Bird

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'.


507 posted on 09/29/2006 1:54:54 PM PDT by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org or Join Terri's Legacy List Contact: 8mmmauser)
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To: dfwgator

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.......


508 posted on 09/29/2006 1:55:28 PM PDT by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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To: kristinn
Yes it would be a twist with Broussard being a dem and his nephew being a page for a GOP MC.

BTW. What do you think of the date on the e-mail being July 29, 2005 when Katrina hit on Aug 29? Foley asks him about the hurricane.
509 posted on 09/29/2006 1:55:49 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Txsleuth
I never liked Anne Coulter and I will never will. She is wrong here as she is wrong on so many issues, I do not know why so much drooling form our side over her, she is not Rush Limbaugh who is right the vast majority of the time.
510 posted on 09/29/2006 1:56:12 PM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

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.


511 posted on 09/29/2006 1:56:21 PM PDT by Black Guy who is a Republican
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To: jpl
This guy was a definitely a fake Republican, not just on his behavior, but his voting record as well.

We got rid of a RINO? There IS a silver lining in every cloud. (although this cloud is down right black)

512 posted on 09/29/2006 1:56:22 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Lunatic Fringe

What an AH!


513 posted on 09/29/2006 1:56:37 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry....)
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To: hotshu

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???


514 posted on 09/29/2006 1:56:52 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: SE Mom

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 TV’s America’s 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.


515 posted on 09/29/2006 1:57:14 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: Republican Red
It depends who replaces Foley, it could go either way.

Can't we find a heterosexual in Tampa?

:^)

516 posted on 09/29/2006 1:57:56 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (The race is on http://BlackwellvStrickland.blogspot.com (now linked on RealClearPolitics.com))
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To: BykrBayb; T'wit; bjs1779; 8mmMauser; amdgmary; Sun; tutstar; sarasmom; Theodore R.

From Drudge Report

Fla Congressman Mark Foley resigns. What about Florida's red state status now?????

517 posted on 09/29/2006 1:58:19 PM PDT by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org or Join Terri's Legacy List Contact: 8mmmauser)
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To: MineralMan
The seat may not be done yet. I want to know who the replacement candidate will be. Tommy Franks could win, Joe Schmo Nobody will lose. The replacement candidate has to have a name that overpowers Foley's.

As for Foley, stick a fork in him 'cause he's done. If it's even half as bad as it appears, the man is a pervert and I don't want to be in a party in which he is a member.
518 posted on 09/29/2006 1:58:50 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: processing please hold

I Agree With You 100% !

He seemed really decent during the whole disputed Florida election presidental mess .

It's really sad :(


519 posted on 09/29/2006 1:59:01 PM PDT by DvdMom (Impeach Nifong -)
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To: trumandogz

Could be a string of e-mails over time.


520 posted on 09/29/2006 1:59:11 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: SE Mom
I was in the process if trying to read Ross's links and I think I picked something up at Drudge.

"sexual organs" and activities in an explicit way.

Not good at all.

521 posted on 09/29/2006 1:59:30 PM PDT by processing please hold
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To: A Citizen Reporter

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??


522 posted on 09/29/2006 1:59:47 PM PDT by Txsleuth (,((((((((ISRAEL)))))) Pray for the release of the Israelis.)
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To: Republican Red

Is Tommy Franks from District 16? West Palm? I think Pat Buchanan's from West Palm too.


523 posted on 09/29/2006 2:01:16 PM PDT by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org or Join Terri's Legacy List Contact: 8mmmauser)
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To: Alter Kaker

Probably not a good idea.


524 posted on 09/29/2006 2:01:37 PM PDT by PghBaldy (What did Sandy Burglar steal from the archives? Why has he been treated with kid gloves?)
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To: penelopesire
Yup. I asked the question. Dianna answered it perfectly.

-PJ

525 posted on 09/29/2006 2:02:04 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: NeoCaveman

He's from West Palm Beach.


526 posted on 09/29/2006 2:03:09 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: floriduh voter
"I think Pat Buchanan's from West Palm too."

Ain't gonna happen. Patsy's long ago left the GOP, and good riddance to him.

528 posted on 09/29/2006 2:03:52 PM PDT by A Citizen Reporter ("And you got that little smirk on your face, and you think you're so clever!")
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To: Txsleuth; All

"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)


529 posted on 09/29/2006 2:04:01 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Lunatic Fringe

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.


530 posted on 09/29/2006 2:04:08 PM PDT by bluebunny
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To: nuconvert
From winkipedia:

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."[6] 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.[7]

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

531 posted on 09/29/2006 2:04:50 PM PDT by Hildy (Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party house)
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To: DvdMom
Hell, and some FReepers get hot under the collar when there's even a hint that those running for office, if there's an R behind their name doesn't get every FReepes vote without question.

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.

532 posted on 09/29/2006 2:05:02 PM PDT by processing please hold
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To: bahblahbah
If he didn't do anything wrong, then he shouldn't have dropped out. What an idiot.

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

533 posted on 09/29/2006 2:05:15 PM PDT by Elyse
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To: Lunatic Fringe
this idiot just cost us a House seat, Foley's name will not come off the ballot

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=Ch0100/Sec111.HTM

Florida rules :

In the event that death, resignation, withdrawal, removal, or any other cause or event should cause a party to have a vacancy in nomination which leaves no candidate for an office from such party, the Department of State shall notify the chair of the appropriate state, district, or county political party executive committee of such party; and, within 5 days, the chair shall call a meeting of his or her executive committee to consider designation of a nominee to fill the vacancy. The name of any person so designated shall be submitted to the Department of State within 7 days after notice to the chair in order that the person designated may have his or her name on the ballot of the ensuing general election. If the name of the new nominee is submitted after the certification of results of the preceding primary election, however, the ballots shall not be changed and the former party nominee's name will appear on the ballot. 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. If there is no opposition to the party nominee, the person designated by the political party to replace the former party nominee will be elected to office at the general election. For purposes of this paragraph, the term "district political party executive committee" means the members of the state executive committee of a political party from those counties comprising the area involving a district office.
534 posted on 09/29/2006 2:05:18 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Txsleuth

"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.


535 posted on 09/29/2006 2:05:36 PM PDT by stultorum
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To: floriduh voter
Tommy Franks lives in Tampa. He is not a resident of the district. I have asked FReepers about the residency requirement. The only answer I got is that a candidate need only to show intent to live in the district. I do not know if this is true or not.
536 posted on 09/29/2006 2:05:42 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: floriduh voter

Lindsey Graham have any 16 yr old male pages?


537 posted on 09/29/2006 2:05:45 PM PDT by petercooper (It could be worse, it could be raining.)
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To: Black Guy who is a Republican
This is stunning news.

ROFL. Yeah. Such a surprise. Gay pervert exposed as gay pervert. Duh.

538 posted on 09/29/2006 2:06:06 PM PDT by JohnnyZ ("I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose" -- Mitt Romney, April 2002)
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To: NeoCaveman
Can't we find a heterosexual in Tampa?

Not a chance. ;-)

539 posted on 09/29/2006 2:06:22 PM PDT by lowbridge (I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming, like his passengers.)
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To: jveritas

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.


541 posted on 09/29/2006 2:06:40 PM PDT by Txsleuth (,((((((((ISRAEL)))))) Pray for the release of the Israelis.)
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To: jveritas

My understanding is that the ballot is frozen, but that political parties can put new candidates in under the name of the withdrawn candidate.


542 posted on 09/29/2006 2:06:59 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: trumandogz

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


543 posted on 09/29/2006 2:07:06 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Too late for a write in.


544 posted on 09/29/2006 2:07:54 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: bluebunny

The conservative movement achieved more under President GW Bush than President Reagan.


545 posted on 09/29/2006 2:08:03 PM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: SE Mom

But the kid was in New Orleans and the e-mail was sent on July 29.


546 posted on 09/29/2006 2:08:03 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: petercooper

I think Lindsey Graham is simply in love with his twisted view of the rule of law for terrorists.


547 posted on 09/29/2006 2:08:09 PM PDT by floriduh voter (www.conservative-spirit.org or Join Terri's Legacy List Contact: 8mmmauser)
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To: jveritas

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.


548 posted on 09/29/2006 2:08:26 PM PDT by Txsleuth (,((((((((ISRAEL)))))) Pray for the release of the Israelis.)
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To: kbotts

"He should heed his own advice.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1710786/posts?page=515#515

And do as he says. See link above.

Truly Despicable!


549 posted on 09/29/2006 2:08:31 PM PDT by stultorum
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To: finnman69

"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?


550 posted on 09/29/2006 2:09:34 PM PDT by Black Guy who is a Republican
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