Endorsement:
"Nauseating...
might be worth a visit or two" -The Weblog Review
Catalyst
Blogging from "The City of Evil", Ithaca, NY "Radical Activist U", Oberlin, OH
Search Catalyst
Take Action
Recommended Articles
Pardon Poor Larry Craig by Frank Rich

Tuning Out Free Speech by Jesse Walker

Divide This Government by Jonathan Rauch

To Become an American by Fareed Zakaria

Media and Media Criticism:
[Antiwar.com]
[Cursor]
[Editor & Publisher]
[Media Matters]
[NYT Public Editor's Web Journal]
[Romenesko]
[World War 4 Report]
Blogroll:
[Abu Aardvark]
[Agonist]
[A Jared Manifesto]
[Al Franken Show]
[alicublog]
[All Facts, Opinions]
[AMERICAblog]
[American Street, The]
[Antiwar.com]
[Back in Iraq]
[Balloon Juice]
[Belgravia Dispatch]
[Billmon]
[Bloggermann]
[BlogLeft]
[Bob Harris]
[Boris Johnson]
[Chase me, ladies, I'm in the cavalry]
[Crooks and Liars]
[Cunning Realist]
[Daily Kos]
[Dennis Fox]
[DovBear]
[Eschaton]
[Ezra Klein]
[Fafblog!]
[firedoglake]
[FP Passport]
[Hammer of Truth]
[Happily Stuck in Ithaca]
[Head Heeb]
[Hirhurim]
[Hit and Run (Reason mag)]
[Hotline (National Journal)]
[Hullabaloo]
[Human Failures and Worthless Men]
[Iraq War Reader]
[Israel Peace Weblog]
[James Wolcott]
[JewSchool]
[Jews sans frontieres]
[Juan Cole]
[K Chronicles]
[Lawyers, Guns and Money]
[Left is Right]
[Lefty Directory]
[LGF-Watch]
[Liberal Oasis]
[MalkinWatch]
[MaxSpeak]
[MemoryBlog]
[MercuryX23]
[Muslim WakeUp!]
[MyDD]
[Mykeru]
[News From Babylon]
[NTodd]
[Oliver Willis]
[Open Letter to Chris Matthews]
[Orcinus]
[Orthodox Anarchist]
[Pandagon]
[Patridiot Watch]
[Progressive Blog Digest]
[Reb Blog (Rabbi Daniel Brenner)]
[Right Wing Watch]
[Rittenhouse Review]
[Roger Ailes]
[Semitism.net]
[skippy the bush kangaroo]
[Talking Points]
[Tapped]
[TBogg]
[The Decembrist]
[The News Blog (Steve Gilliard)]
[The Talent Show]
[Think Progress]
[This Modern World]
[Tikun Olam]
[TOTAL SHITE]
[Unclaimed Territory]
[Undernews]
[Unqualified Offerings]
[WW4 Report]
[XOverboard]
Contact
Ben Regenspan: email
Full Disclosure
In addition to working as a paid technical consultant to the Bavarian Illuminati, Ben serves as webmaster to The Oberlin Review, which sits at the very heart of the liberal media.

Foley Resigns, Much More to Come 12:06AM EST Saturday, 9/30/2006 [link to this item]

Prior to this point, I have been quiet about the expectations of some that the Democrats will capture either House of Congress in the November elections. The numbers only seemed to add up to reduced Republican majorities.

But now that all has changed. Not simply because Mark Foley, Republican Congressman from Florida's 16th District has resigned within hours of the discovery of sexually suggestive e-mails to 16 and 17 year old congressional pages, however.

Within an hour of being contacted by ABC News about the e-mails, Foley resigned his seat in Congress. He has been caught and caught bad. He knows that his behavior is no secret within the Capitol rotunda. Revelations to come, in fact, are going to leave Americans dumbfounded.

Already the flood of ex-pages with Congressman Foley stories has begun. Many of the e-mails have been saved until today when they began arriving at ABC News. Foley had to have been attracted to the danger of his utterly reckless behavior as much as to the boys he sent e-mails.

This evening's Nightline included a brief clip of an ex-page who states unequivocally that part of page orientation was a euphemistic warning to keep a distance from Congressman Foley no matter how friendly he might be. In short, he alleges that Capital staffers for the page program were well aware that Foley pursued male pages.

ABC is also reporting that Foley had been reported to the House Page Board, and to at least one other individual Republican Congressman, Rodney Alexander, who saw no reason to proceed or to investigate:

Rep. 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.
Of course, with a Republican Congress, the House Page Board is chaired by a Republican:
The board currently is headed by Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., who did not respond to requests for an interview.
Several news outlets are reporting that:
The US House of Representatives has approved a resolution ordering an immediate ethics probe into the behavior of Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL), Roll Call is reporting. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) offered the resolution, which was passed 410-0 in a late Friday session.
While it may seem that Republicans will simply throw Foley overboard and go on it is not likely to be that easy. No Congressman could possibly afford to vote against such a resolution and none can afford to be caught attempting to steer it towards safer waters. The GOP will be able to do little more than be carried along by the raging waters

.

-GWP | Comments
(
Warning: include(): http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /home/catalyze/www/www/cnews/newsid/EEVAVAklpuzMcsospy.php on line 34

Warning: include(http://www.catalyzerjournal.com/art/bios/purdybio.inc.php): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/catalyze/www/www/cnews/newsid/EEVAVAklpuzMcsospy.php on line 34

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'http://www.catalyzerjournal.com/art/bios/purdybio.inc.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php56/lib/php') in /home/catalyze/www/www/cnews/newsid/EEVAVAklpuzMcsospy.php on line 34
)
| Topic:


Latest Catalyst progressive weblog posts:
July 20- SIDEBLOG: [Untitled]
January 8- SIDEBLOG: [Untitled]
December 9- SIDEBLOG: [Untitled]

Latest art section additions:
Latest Posts
July 20: 


2:20PM |
New to the blogroll TOTAL SHITE

2:15PM |
January 8: 


7:44PM |
December 9: 


7:59PM |

3:26AM |
November 20: 


5:45PM |
November 19: 


7:51PM |
November 14: 

Main blog Working on a new blog..., topic: Iraq

4:12PM |
October 13: 


7:20PM |
October 10: 

Main blog Free Burma, topic: World politics

5:02PM |

4:53PM |
October 4: 


7:17PM |
Older posts...

Humor:
  • About.com - Bush humor
  • B3TA - both nerdy and British
  • Bush's weblog
  • Cheney's weblog
  • Homestar Runner
  • Jesus' General
  • Latest Daily Show clips (RSS)
  • The Onion
  • THIS IS FUN TO MAKE A BLOG ON THE COMPUTER WEBSITE
  • Wacky Iraqi
  • Weebl and Bob
  • White House (.org)
  • More links...

    << List
    Jewish Bloggers
    Join >>
     
    Add http://www.catalyzerjournal.com/news/ to your Kinja digest
    Powered by Coranto