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jonathan83
post Oct 14 2006, 08:18 AM
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So I was reading this article here ( http://edition.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/10/14...s.ap/index.html ) about the first openly gay congressman to die...and check this part out:
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Studds, a liberal Democrat who spent more than 20 years in Congress, was censured by the House in the 1980s for having sex with a 17-year-old male page. He was re-elected for several more terms.

WTF?!


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post Oct 14 2006, 08:35 AM
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QUOTE (jonathan83 @ Oct 14 2006, 09:18 AM) *
So I was reading this article here ( http://edition.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/10/14...s.ap/index.html ) about the first openly gay congressman to die...and check this part out:

WTF?!


Sigh... the media memory hole again.

1) Foley was not forced to resign either. He did so voluntarily. The House leadership has said they played no role in the decision. Foley could have very easily been re-elected as well.

2) That same year, a Republican was also caught and censured for having sex with a 17 year old intern. He was not forced to resign or expelled either.

http://mediamatters.org/items/200610100018

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post Oct 14 2006, 09:03 AM
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QUOTE (pebkac @ Oct 14 2006, 08:35 AM) *
1) Foley was not forced to resign either. He did so voluntarily. The House leadership has said they played no role in the decision. Foley could have very easily been re-elected as well.


They played no role in the decision...but vowed to expel anyone from Congress withholding any information about the case if he didn't resign?? If he didn't resign you KNOW he'd be out. No way he would've been re-elected man. Especially as a Rep.


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post Oct 14 2006, 11:29 AM
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QUOTE (jonathan83 @ Oct 14 2006, 10:03 AM) *
They played no role in the decision...but vowed to expel anyone from Congress withholding any information about the case if he didn't resign?? If he didn't resign you KNOW he'd be out. No way he would've been re-elected man. Especially as a Rep.


Of course. Imagine what would happen if Hastert were to say "We intend to do absolutely nothing about the Foley scandal."


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post Oct 14 2006, 02:58 PM
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MALE page boy? wtf


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post Oct 14 2006, 03:09 PM
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QUOTE (Dr. Gonzo @ Oct 14 2006, 03:58 PM) *
MALE page boy? wtf


Sigh... He got caught having sex with a minor and it's the fact that it was gay sex that gets your attention...


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post Oct 14 2006, 03:12 PM
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QUOTE (pebkac @ Oct 14 2006, 03:09 PM) *
Sigh... He got caught having sex with a minor and it's the fact that it was gay sex that gets your attention...

Depending on the state, he might have been legal at 17.


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post Oct 14 2006, 03:15 PM
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You and your logic.


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post Oct 14 2006, 03:24 PM
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I know, ain't I awful?

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post Oct 14 2006, 04:39 PM
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QUOTE (Dr. Gonzo @ Oct 14 2006, 03:58 PM) *
MALE page boy? wtf


There is nothing wrong with man sex, I am not a bigot. it is just wow


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post Oct 15 2006, 05:32 PM
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male or female, noone in that position should ever do it. but we are talking about congress. They are not the best bunch


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