Oct 17 2006
The Democrats have a lot more explaining to do! It seems the Dem member of the Page board, Dale Kildee, has admitted there were discussions about the wrong kind of approaches to Pages by the Page board:
Allegations of improper conduct toward teenage congressional assistants, which do not involve ex-Rep. Mark Foley, were discussed by the board overseeing the program, a Democratic lawmaker said.
Rep. Dale Kildee, the only Democrat on the House Page Board, would not elaborate on whether the discussion involved lawmakers. He said, however, that none of the allegations discussed have been proven.
Wait a minute here! I emphasized that last bit to highlight the hypocrisy in all this. There are other complaints about unwanted approaches towards the Pages, but they have not been proven? From what we saw iin the emails (not the IMs) was clearly insufficient to prove anything. So did Kildee propose to investigate these incidents?
Kildee said the House Page Board held the discussions about allegations of improper conduct in a conference call.
“It was about other allegations and I’d like to leave it at that,” he said. “Let me just say, not about Mr. Foley. It’s only been allegations.”
No Sir! We will not just “leave it at that”! All that existed in the Fall of 1005 with Foley was some emails asking a Page how he was doing after Katrina and if he would send Foley a picture. Who are these people Kioldee is covering for (given his party affiliation, we can only guess). We must, as the Democrats have been crying, protect the children and find out if they are being exposed to sexual predators. I want to know how these other charges compared to the Foley evidence. Were they more or less obvious? Were they also being covered up (to protect the accused from unfounded rumors – of course!). We need more on this to make sure other predators are not still on the Hill and hunting their prey among the Pages there.
[I hope someone like Rush sees this news - it needs to get broad exposure]