It is getting so hard to tell what is real and what isn't anymore. That is why I kept my mouth shut and didn't weigh in on this issue much, but here it is. And those dems ought to be ashamed of themselves. Now it comes out that this whole thing was just a prank that put the sick Mr. Foley in a compromised position. I wouldn't be surprised now to find out that Mrs. Clinton and gang put the paige up to it.
What is O'Reily and the rest of the press especially the left wing propoganda outlets going to do?
*****WOW! See update below!*****
**Must Credit the DRUDGE REPORT**
According to two people close to former congressional page Jordan Edmund, the now famous lurid AOL Instant Message exchanges that led to the resignation of Mark Foley were part of an online prank that by mistake got into the hands of enemy political operatives, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal… Developing…
CLAIM: FILTHY FOLEY ONLINE MESSAGES WERE PAGE PRANK GONE AWRY
Here are the details:
According to one Oklahoma source who knows the former page very well, Edmund, a conservative Republican, goaded Foley to type embarrassing comments that were then shared with a small group of young Hill politicos. The prank went awry when the saved IM sessions got into the hands of political operatives favorable to Democrats. This source, an ally of Edmund, also adamantly reports that the former page is not a homosexual. The prank scenario was confirmed by a second associate of Edmund.
WTF is going on out there????!
Can we just flush all of the morons in Washington D.C. down the toilet where they belong?? And the media, too?
Now we know why Jordan Edmund got an attorney - Timothy McVeigh's, no less. He's in some serious hot water…
UPDATE: From Right Wing News :foley, politics, prank
Guess what? Somebody actually called this. In the Conservatives With Attitude Podcast Roundtable that I participated in Tuesday night, high school teacher Betsy Newmark said that she thought it was prank.
I "respectfully disagreed" with her, because I didn't want to give the impression that we were blaming the victim and because, honestly, I didn't think that the average heterosexual high school kid would actually go so far as to have cybersex with a gay man as part of a prank. But, Betsy apparently figured out what was going on. It must be because she spends all day teaching kids that are around this age.
Here are Betsy's comments:
"Foley is a complete sleaze, he has got a real problem, but let me say, this kid is not an innocent kid. You read those things, he's leading him on. He's like a little Lolita. And what I picture, I picture this kid, he's in his dorm room, or wherever he is, and he has got 3 or 4 friends on and they're just giggling themselves silly. "Look what I got this Congressman to say." That's why he saved these IM messages, so he could send it around to all his friends and they could laugh at this poor, middle-aged Congressman who is so pitiful and has got some real sick problems. It just seems to be the type of thing that teenaged boys would have thought was so funny. This isn't some kid who is innocently appalled at what he's getting. He's leading that guy on."
What can I say other than, here's to Betsy, she nailed it right on the nose.
If you believe everything you read, you're bound to be fooled. Have you read the IM transcript? Whether the page was in his room alone or with a dozen laughing dormmates, Foley initiated every sexual theme in the conversation.
Consider this: If a federal agent posing as a 13-year-old girl is propositioned by a 50-year-old man, does that mean the 50-year-old man isn't a predator?
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