Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Stay, Stay, Stay

So, what did Tom "I won't comment on this matter without my tiny tot human shields" Reynolds do when he first learned about Mark Foley's inappropriate contact with underage pages? Urge him to get counseling? Nope. Start an investigation? No way! Instead Reynolds urged Foley to run for another term. From the NY Post (Yea, I know):

In another stunning development, Robert Novak today reveals in his column - published in PostOpinion on Page 31 - that even after House GOP leaders knew that Foley had written an inappropriate e-mail to a 16-year-old former male page, they were still urging him to seek re-election.

Novak writes, "A member of the House leadership told me that Foley, under continuous political pressure because of his sexual orientation, was considering not seeking a seventh term this year but that Rep. Tom Reynolds, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), talked him into running."

So, the problem was going to go away and probably never come to the surface, but Reynolds talked Foley into coming back. I guess Reynold's eyes were just glazed over thinking about all that campaign cash Foley had on hand. Ain't that Karma a bitch!

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