Friday, October 06, 2006

A Public Apology

to the GOP House Leadership
I have accused them, mistakenly it now appears, of covering up the Foley Affair since this spring. Subsequent statements released by their offices to avoid it coming out under subpoena, contain admissions that they have known about it since 2005 and in Hastert's case since "before 2004". Which means that Speaker of the House Hastert knew Foley was an active pedophile and let him run as a Republican candidate in the 2004 elections.

I hate the idea of the Foley Affair redounding to the benefit of the Democrats who are as cynical and soulless as their colleagues across the aisle. But since Hastert has already announced he will step down neither from the Speakership nor his seat in Congress, the only way to get him out is to get the Republicans out. These kiddie-f__kers have to go.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Smoking Gun

Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, the majority leader, said in a radio interview on Tuesday that he discussed Mr. Foley’s communication with a page with Mr. Hastert last spring, joining Representative Thomas M. Reynolds of New York in insisting they had raised the matter directly with Mr. Hastert. Mr. Hastert has said he had no recollection of the Foley matter before it exploded last week.

Mr. Boehner, who said earlier that he was not sure he had discussed Mr. Foley with the speaker, said resolving the matter was Mr. Hastert’s responsibility.

“I believe I told the speaker and he told me it has been taken care of,” Mr. Boehner told a Cincinnati radio station. “In my position, it is in his corner, it is his responsibility.”

To coin a phrase, "What did the House Republican leadership know and when did they know it?" The answers are everything and last spring. Time to clean House.