Posted by Curt on 7 October, 2006 at 5:18 pm. 5 comments already!

Ok, so I’m not really done with the militant gay attack on the Republican party, otherwise noted as Foleygate. The WaPo has an article which details a second Hastert aide who confirms that his office did indeed try to stop Foley’s behavior prior to this whole scandal:

House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert’s chief of staff confronted then-Rep. Mark Foley about his inappropriate social contact with male pages well before the speaker said aides in his office took any action, a current congressional staff member with personal knowledge of Foley and his behavior with pages said yesterday.

The staff member said Hastert’s chief of staff, Scott Palmer, met with the Florida Republican at the Capitol to discuss complaints about Foley’s behavior toward pages. The alleged meeting occurred long before Hastert says aides in his office dispatched Rep. John M. Shimkus (R-Ill.) and the clerk of the House in November 2005 to confront Foley about troubling e-mails he had sent to a Louisiana boy.

The staff member’s account buttresses the position of Foley’s onetime chief of staff, Kirk Fordham, who said earlier this week that he had appealed to Palmer in 2003 or earlier to intervene, after Fordham’s own efforts to stop Foley’s behavior had failed. Fordham said Foley and Palmer, one of the most powerful figures in the House of Representatives, met within days to discuss the allegations.

Palmer said this week that the meeting Fordham described “did not happen.” Timothy J. Heaphy, Fordham’s attorney, said yesterday that Fordham is prepared to testify under oath that he had arranged the meeting and that both Foley and Palmer told him the meeting had taken place. Fordham spent more than three hours with the FBI on Thursday, and Heaphy said that on Friday he contacted the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to offer his client’s cooperation.

Of course the paper has to bring the usual falsehoods into the mix with this paragraph:

Hastert maintains that he knew nothing of Foley’s actions until last week, when the story first broke and Foley resigned. His stance contradicts that of House Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Thomas M. Reynolds (R-N.Y.), both of whom said they had informed Hastert this spring.

Hello! Boehner has made three conflicting statements. First he said he did not inform Hastert:

Boehner strongly denied media reports late Friday night that he had informed Hastert of the allegations, saying “That is not true.”

Then he stated he told Hastert:

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) told The Washington Post last night that he had learned this spring of some “contact” between Foley and a 16-year-old page. Boehner said he told House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), and that Hastert assured him “we’re taking care of it.”

And then on Sean Hannity on Oct 2nd he said he couldn’t remember if he did or not, listen to interview here.

Of course the WaPo doesn’t wanna report this, just a plain ole’ “Boehner informed Hastert” statement. Typical.

Hastert has stated that the first meeting with Foley was in Nov, 2005 with Shimkus (head of the Page Board), Trandahl (then House Clerk) and Foley.

Sources close to Fordham say Trandahl repeatedly urged the longtime aide and close family friend to confront Foley about his inappropriate advances on pages. Each time, Foley pledged to no longer socialize with the teenagers, but, weeks later, Trandahl would again alert Fordham about more contacts. Out of frustration, the sources said, Fordham contacted Palmer, hoping that an intervention from such a powerful figure in the House would persuade Foley to stop.

Now, a second House aide familiar with Foley and his actions told The Washington Post yesterday that “Scott Palmer had spoken to Foley prior to November 2005.” The aide spoke on the condition of anonymity because the matter is now the subject of a criminal investigation and the House ethics committee inquiry.

[…]The divergent accounts have highlighted the holes in the public’s understanding of Foley’s undoing. And they are sure to ratchet up the pressure on Trandahl to come forward with his knowledge of events. As House clerk between January 1999 and November 2005, Trandahl had direct control over the page program.

[…]Trandahl’s departure came within days of his confrontation with Foley over e-mails that the congressman had sent a former page. House aides say the circumstances of Trandahl’s exit were oddly quiet. The departure of a staff member of long standing, especially one as important as the House clerk, is usually marked with considerable fanfare, said Scott Lilly, a former Democratic staff director of the House Appropriations Committee. Debate is suspended in mid-afternoon to accommodate a stream of testimonials from lawmakers.

Trandahl’s departure was marked by a one-minute salute from Shimkus and a brief insert into the Congressional Record.

The funny thing is that they leave out this fact until the last sentence of the last paragraph:

Congressional aides point to another factor that links Trandahl to the Foley matter. A member of the board of the national gay rights group Human Rights Campaign, Trandahl is openly homosexual and personally close to the now-disgraced former lawmaker, who announced through his lawyer this week that he is gay.

Well I guess since Trandahl is a lifelong Republican AND openly gay he won’t have to worry about this warning from the militant gaymaster Rogers (posted to his blog, Blogactive, today)

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Mr. Speaker, I have a point of information…

Hey, Dennis, on Monday I’ll be telling everyone about the high level closeted staffer in your office. …


Beginning Monday, and every weekday thereafter, I will be identifying the name of a closeted senior staffer in Congress with the hopes that those investigating this matter will make sure to include them in their questioning.

Sure sounds like a terrorist to me doesn’t it? Do as I demand or I will execute one every day!

Checking out the comments on his site makes you want to take a bath:

Mike, keep it up. Outing anyone to Hastert will come as no surprise to him because you can’t kid a high school wrestling coach. The fact is that being a closeted, socially conservative Republican means you’re a self-loathing nut. But being a non-gay Republican and welcoming closeted gays into your party means you’re a moral relativist–and that is NOT gonna fly with the Evangelical base. Regardless of where the there came from, and contrary to what Republicans are nervously arguing, there is plenty of there there–and it has nothing to do with being gay and everything to do with being corrupt and deceitful.
Matt | Email | Homepage | 10.07.06 – 12:49 pm

You guys come here trying to intimidate people are silly. These staffers deserve to be outed and if I had the info I would surely post it. These people are traitors and hypocrites. There is no reason to protect them.
Robert | Email | Homepage | 10.07.06 – 1:51 pm

And check out this bit of moral relavitism:

This is the way I see it: each of these gay men, for siding with the Republican anti-gay agenda have contributred to teenagers being beat up at school for being suspected of being gay. Any of these hypocrites worry about those lives they destroyed? No. Each of these gay men who side with the Republican anti-gay agenda contribute to gay teens suicide attempts and suicide completeions. Do they worry about the lives they destroyed then? No. They care about advancing their careers. Each of these gay men who side with the Republican anti-gay agenda contribute to fag bashings every year. Do they care about the lives that are destroyed then? No. They only care about advancing their careers. Each of these gay men who side with the Republican anti-gay agenda contribute to the job, housing and public accomodations discrimination that gays are faced with everyday. Do they care about the lives they destroyed then? No. They only care about advancing their careers then.

Why should anyone care about their lives being destroyed?
Robert | Email | Homepage | 10.07.06 – 2:19 pm

I love this comment because it pretty much details their agenda:

barea what u need to get through ur thick skull is that closetted gay politicians put all of us in danger because their “keep my secret at all cost” posture makes them prime targets to be blackmailed. Don’t u get that? Out gay= good closet gay =bad. Quite simple concept.
anon | Email | Homepage | 10.07.06 – 3:05 pm

Yup, damn those people who wish to keep their sex lives private….Damn them I tell you!

Sigh…

UPDATE

This blog believes he may have found out who the mystery blogger at Stop Sex Predators is:

Confidential sources are telling me that Michael Rogers may actually not run the StopSexPredators.blogspot.com website directly, but he might know the “mystery blogger”.

Perhaps he is Frederick Clarkson, who is listed on Reunion.com as living in Clinton Township, MI. Ace of Spades HQ has reported that the “mystery blogger” was traced to the area of Royal Oak, MI.

He appears to have posted with Michael Rogers (Blogactive) here on DailyKos

Article about Child Sex Abuse by Fred Clarkson

Interestingly, the Gay Games media is the Gale Group, located in Farmington Hills, MI – about 15 miles west of Royal Oak, MI.

According to an anonymous source that followed up on the Ace of Spades HQ story, the final two digits to lead to an IP address whose Geolocation is Farmington, MI.

Quite possibly, our “mystery blogger”.

Update: Under the comments on the DailyKos post listed above for Frederick Clarkson, his comment is titled “I can’t resist”.

The most recent title on stopsexpredators.blogspot.com?

You guessed it – I CAN’T RESIST

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Yup, damn those people who wish to keep their sex lives private….Damn them I tell you!

Sigh…

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