Republican Rep. Mark Foley resigned yesterday due to the sexual-toned instant messages with the 16 year old congressional page that were attributed to him. Has predicted the downfall of other high-profile Republicans and Democrats due to their hidden sexual exploits and the like. Can we expect an increase in the news of scandal and sudden resignations of "Corruption-Friendly" Senators and those in the complicit Congress as the November Elections near?
The list of embarrassing information bursting into the media as serious campaigning was about to begin for the mid-term elections is not a coincidence. The list, all hitting the press within a single week, is outside the normal rate of leaks or embarrassments.
Do the Democrats have such a reach, that they could influence Woodward's publisher, and Woodward himself, could influence the Government Reform Committee to release Abramoff visitation data, could arrange a leak from the intelligence agencies on a classified NIE report, and could reach underage page boys and their guardians - all at once. Hardly. This is the hand of the Puppet Master, who is determined to bury the White House via this coming election, changing control of Congress. Even with his hand expected to be preventing voter fraud this time around, or correcting it should it occur, counter-hacking, he wants public opinion to be solidly for a Democratic win, so the vote will not be questioned.
- Signs of the Times #1642
- Along With Victories, G.O.P. Takes a Few Blows [Oct 1] http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/01/ New revelations about Jack Abramoff, the disgraced lobbyist whose guilty plea on Jan. 3 roiled the party and set off the events that led to the resignation of Representative Tom DeLay. Republicans had hoped Mr. Abramoff would fade into the background and deny Democrats their "culture of corruption" sound bite in the final weeks of the campaign. But the Government Reform Committee issued a report detailing his apparent contacts with top White House officials. [and from another] NYT: Spy agencies say Iraq war worsens terrorism threat [Sep 23] http://www.rawstory.com/ A stark assessment of terrorism trends by U.S. intelligence agencies has found that the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq has helped spawn a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terrorist threat has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks. The intelligence estimate, completed in April, is the first formal appraisal of global terrorism by U.S. intelligence agencies since the Iraq war began, and it represents a consensus view of the 16 disparate spy services inside government. [and from another] Foley Resigns From Congress Over E-Mails [Sep 30] In a scandal guaranteed to anger parents, a prominent House Republican has resigned after the revelation that he exchanged raunchy electronic messages with a teenage boy, a former congressional page. Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., who is single, apologized Friday for letting down his family and constituents. Once his resignation letter was read to the House late Friday afternoon, Republicans spent the night trying to explain - six weeks before congressional elections - how this could have happened on their watch. Near midnight, they engineered a vote to let the House ethics committee decide whether an investigation is needed.