posted on Sep, 30 2006 @ 12:35 PM
The media has already named several Republicans who may face charges for criminal neglect.
According to the Associated Press, "Rodney Alexander, R-La., who sponsored the page from his district, told reporters that he learned of the e-mails
from a reporter some months ago and passed on the information to Rep. Thomas Reynolds, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Republican campaign
organization. Carl Forti, a spokesman for the GOP campaign organization, said Reynolds learned from Alexander that the parents did not want to
pursue the matter.
Rep. John Shimkus said "that in late 2005 he learned — through information passed along by Alexander's office — about an e-mail exchange in
which Foley asked about the youngster's well-being after Hurricane Katrina, and requested a photograph." Foley was ordered to cease all contact
with the former page and assured Shimkus he would do so.
_Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., chairman of the Page Board that oversees the congressional work-study program for high schoolers, said he did investigate
but Foley falsely assured him he was only mentoring the boy. Pages are high school students who attend classes under congressional supervision and
work as messengers.
_The spokesman for Speaker Dennis Hastert, Ron Bonjean, said the top House Republican had not known about the allegations. Shimkus said he learned
about them in late 2005.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi introduced a resolution calling for the House Ethics Committee to investigate the controversy, in part because the
Democratic member of the Congressional page board, Dale Kildee, was never notified of this issue. That resolution passed unanimously, 410-0.
Of course I'm wondering just how many people knew about this especially certain Florida politicians?
Also, do you guys have any idea what they do to pedophiles in prison?
Foley could prove to be an invaluable whistle blower trying to save his own ass.