MORE FOLEY….The LA Times has interviewed some former congressional pages, and they say that Mark Foley’s infatuation with teenage pages was well known:
“Almost the first day I got there I was warned,” said Mark Beck-Heyman, a San Diego native who served as a page in the House of Representatives in the summer of 1995. “It was no secret that Foley had a special interest in male pages,” said Beck-Heyman, adding that Foley, who is now 52, on several occasions asked him out for ice cream.
Elsewhere, we learn that the chief of staff for Tom Reynolds, head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, tried to cut a deal with ABC News last Friday not to air Foley’s explicit emails. And everyone else with an R after their name is scrambling for all they’re worth to blame the whole episode on someone else.
I dunno. For a bunch of supposedly innocent guys, the Republican leadership sure is acting guilty, aren’t they?