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Thursday, October 05, 2006

HMMM- The Importance of Getting the Facts

I am sick today but I am still checking into the Pages scandal. Just looking at these headlines on Drudge:
Former page hires Timothy McVeigh's attorney...

FAMOUS IM EXCHANGE WAS WITH 18 YEAR OLD...

and this one from Drudge himself
XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX THU OCT 5 2006 2:53:48 ET XXXXX CLAIM: FILTHY FOLEY ONLINE MESSAGES WERE PAGE PRANK GONE AWRY**World Exclusive** **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. According to one Oklahoma source who knows the former page very well, Edmund, a conservative Republican, goaded an unwitting 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. The primary source, an ally of Edmund, adamantly proclaims that the former page is not a homosexual. The prank scenario was confirmed by a second associate of Edmund. Both are fearful that their political careers will be affected if they are publicly brought into the matter. The news come on the heels that Edmund has hired former Timothy McVeigh attorney, Stephen Jones. Developing...

FACTS FACTS FACTS. That is all want. But it seems many people want to rush to judgement, have people resign, and rush to make deceptive tv commericals. Should be a interesting week




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