Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Got Legs?

Recall in the run-up to the ’06 midterm elections the fury that surrounded Florida Republican Mark Foley in the wake of revelations that he was sending suggestive text messages to Congressional pages.

Foley stepped down in disgrace and the Democrats used this incident as an example of the culture of corruption that existed in Washington under Republican leadership. In fact, Foley was about all we heard about from a breathless media and indignant Democrats between the time it happened some 3-4 weeks before the election as the Democrats realized that running against the Iraq War was a losing proposition.

Well now it appears the man who replaced Foley, Tim Mahoney, a Democrat has got some issues of his own as it was revealed he’s forking over $121, 000 in hush money to a former mistress. Dude didn’t even wait ‘til he got into office to continue this south Florida district’s reputation for untoward behavior as he apparently started this affair when he was running for Congress.

But where did the money come from? It was reported that Rahm Emmanuel a senior Democrat who was one of the chief town criers during the Foley er, affair “counseled” Mahoney last year after rumors of the affair started swirling around Capitol Hill.

For her part, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Monday for a House ethics inquiry which we are sure will move at breathtakingly glacial speed.

Again, where did this money come from and where is the Republican leadership in this whole thing?

And let’s see if Big Media pursues this story with the same doggedness and gives it the legs they did with Foley? Don’t hold your breath.

Parting shot: Friends of Ms. Allen told ABC that she had sought to break off the affair when she learned that Mr. Mahoney was involved in other extramarital relationships.

Story here.

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