Bob Shamansky today called for the resignations of Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) for their roles in attempting to cover up former Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL)’s inappropriate advances towards a 16-year-old Congressional Page.
Said Shamansky, “the time has come for House Speaker Dennis Hastert and House Majority Leader John Boehner to resign from Congress. It’s now clear that they both knew for many months that one of their fellow Republican congressmen was sending inappropriate messages to several teenage boys who worked in the House as pages. That they both did nothing and refused to […]Full Story... →
This guy is literally the worse Secretary of State I can possibly imagine. First, in the comments from earlier today, a Plunderbund reader mentions that the Seneca County Board of Elections does not have ballots for the ongoing election, and does not expect to have them in hand for several weeks.
Was Blackwell so busy debating that he forgot to get the absentee ballots to my Board of Elections? I tried to vote this morning and was denied. Blackwell hasn?t sent my BOE the ballots yet, and they think it may be a couple weeks until we get them! […]Full Story... →
First Boehner said he talked to Hastert about Foley, then he denied it, and now he’s saying he did, in fact, talk to Hastert about this… maybe.
Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) this morning switched his position on the leader’s culpability, telling a radio interviewer, “I believe I talked to the Speaker and he told me it had been taken care of.”
UPDATE: ProgressOhio has a nice summary and collection of links – plus some contact numbers should you want to let Boehner know what an incompetent GOP sycophant he is.Full Story... →
Blackwell and Strickland met with the Dispatch editorial board yesterday, and some weird stuff went down. One of the oddest moments, IMO, was the abortion showdown (emphasis mine):
Strickland, who supports abortion rights, said Blackwell said he opposed abortion under any circumstance during the GOP primary campaign to cater to the religious right, but “has since nuanced that in a rather clever way” to allow an abortion to save the life of the mother.
Blackwell, who would be Ohio?s first black governor, denied that he had altered his position, invoking both his race and his daughters and contending that […]Full Story... →
It took a few days (and a little prodding from Shamansky and the liberal blogosphere), but Tiberi has decided to donate the $2000 he received from Mark Foley’s PAC.
Tiberi spokesman Bruce Cuthbertson said yesterday that the contribution Tiberi received from Foley?s PAC will be donated to two local childabuse prevention programs.
“For someone who focuses on family values, Congressman Tiberi has an awful lot of ties to the GOP?s most unsavory characters,” said Drew Tappan, spokesman for Democrat Bob Shamansky, who is running against Tiberi.
Tappan referred to contributions Tiberi had previously returned from U.S. Rep. Bob Ney, […]Full Story... →
BRIAN ROSS: So far, Foley is the only member whose overt sexual approaches have been documented. Charlie?
CHARLES GIBSON: The only one to be documented, but are there other shoes to drop?
ROSS: We?re hearing quite a bit from former pages. They?re sending us all sorts of messages about possible other members.
Of course, perhaps bigger than the inappropriate behavior – which has already forced […]Full Story... →
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