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Saturday, September 30, 2006
The Bachelor and the Sweaty-Soxers

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From the New York Times:

Foley resigned abruptly after being confronted with a series of sexually explicit Internet messages he is reported to have sent to under-age Congressional pages…According to ABC, he exchanged instant messages with the pages using his initials and year of birth: “MAF54...[The page]told ABC News that people in the program had warned his class [of Congressional pages] to watch out for Mr. Foley.

Cardinal Hastert?

From the Washington Post:

House Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) told The Washington Post last night that he had learned this spring of inappropriate "contact" between Foley and a 16-year-old page. Boehner said he then told House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.). Boehner later contacted The Post and said he could not remember whether he talked to Hastert. It was not immediately clear what actions Hastert took.

The frankest and most interesting coverage can be found at the gay/political site AmericaBlog.
Here's ABC's report.

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