Saturday, September 30, 2006

No More Delay on Foley Matter

Now that "the Foley matter" has been referred to the House ethics committee to determine if there should be an investigation, one has to wonder what CD 4's Tom Cole who serves on that committee and is running for the chairmanship of the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee will do.

There should be no delay in an immediate investigation of the matter and Cole's committee should disclose who knew what and when in the next ten days so that voters can make decisions on which party to trust to protect our children. (Likewise, can we trust the GOP to tell the truth? to secure our nation?)

If the reports coming from the Hill are verified, many of the GOP House leadership, and possibly Tom Cole, knew about Foley and were involved in a cover up. Certainly Cole will have to take a strong stand against this behavior and the GOP coverup if he hopes to maintain his integrity and position with CD4 voters --- and it should happen soon --- 'cause there's an election in a few weeks and voters deserve the truth -- not more lies and coverups.

Oklahoma voters must insist that each of our GOP Congressmen must choose whether it's more important to protect our children from predators or to protect their political cronies and power brokers. So what will it be? Congressman Cole, did you know? Congressman Lucas, did you know? Congressman Sullivan, did you know? Congressman Istook, did you know?

Did you?

1 comment:

Oilfieldguy said...

Clearly, Republicans view La Cage Aux Foley as a political problem, as opposed to criminal or ethical violation. One of the few people in leadership that was notified (that we are aware of) is Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-NY), currently the Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). This is a political organization responsible for the elecion of house Republicans.

Best I can tell, Reynolds was informed of Foley's behavior in March, and the NRCC received a $100,000 check from Foley in July, some four months later. I'll let you draw your own conclusions.

The issue is accountability. Do not be deceived by the Republican led house investigation of La Cage Aux Foley. The same guys who gave us warrantless wiretapping and the torture authorization act.