McCain Calls for Independent Investigation of FoleyGate

As the House readies for hearings Thursday in Foleygate, Sen. John McCain has called for an independent investigation.

Chief witness at Thursday's hearing will be former Foley Chief of Staff, Kirk Fordham.

In other news from Foleyville, former Congressional page Jordan Edmund and his lawyer, Stephen Jones, met with members of the U.S. Attorneys' office in OKC for 2 1/2 hours. And Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe says he warned of the House official in charge of the page program of Foley's e-mails to pages back in 2001.

Update: Arianna says Republicans are whistling past the Foley graveyard.

Indeed, during a panel discussion I was part of on Paula Zahn's show last night, author David "Rush's Brother" Limbaugh tried to make the case that the Foley story actually "could backfire" on Democrats by making them "too cocky" and by causing Christian voters "to realize just how poorly Democrats, secular Democrats, safeguard values issues. They are the party that promotes the radical homosexual agenda. They're the party connected with NAMBLA and the ACLU, which enables NAMBLA, the National Association of Man/Boy Love."

....Mark Foley -- and the GOP's see no buggery, hear no buggery, speak no buggery handling of him -- is one more "sign of how sick the system is." And, this time around, the only way you get change is to vote Democrat.

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    Yeah, an independent counsel would take time to choose and organize. Something which would, darn it, just have to be put off until after the election. And of course there would be no reason to continue with the current investigation. Thereby lessening the chance that something further embarassing to the Republican party might come out in the next two or three weeks.

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    by Sailor on Tue Oct 10, 2006 at 07:36:45 PM EST
    why haven't local cops arrested foley yet? Why hasn't he done a perp walk? Gosh knows you don't actually have to have proof to make an arrest or scream on TV how guilty a suspect is before you actually have to prove any charges(see Kerr, Padilla et al) I guess even covering up for child predators is OK if you are a republican.

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    by Che's Lounge on Tue Oct 10, 2006 at 08:10:51 PM EST
    McCain's out bashing Clinton. Man Clenis sure did suck. Things were HORRIBLE under Clenis. They are SO much better now. I can't believe this man is a contender.

    What crime did Foley commit exactly Talkleft usually tries to protect the wrongfully accused but here says little about "politics" versus the "crime" when people misuse terms like "pedophile" to describe sexual interest in sixteen year olds and call for "perp walks".