Saturday, October 07, 2006

'Deborah Pryce is part of the problem in Congress'

*With 29 days to go before the midterm elections, the Democrats are ready to fight for the right to lead the Congress, and possibly the U.S. Senate. The Democratic candidate for Ohio's 15th congressional district, Mary Jo Kilroy, will begin running ads certain ads against Republican Rep. Deborah Pryce. The new ads target the audiences of Christian radio stations:


ANNCR: What is going on in Washington? Our troops are sent to war without proper body armor, members of Congress like Deborah Pryce gave themselves $30,000 in pay raises while running up the largest deficit in American history.

Deborah Pryce's friend Mark Foley is caught using his position to take advantage of 16 year old pages. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert looked the other way when he was warned of Foley's predatory behavior. Deborah Pryce is one of the top Republicans in Congress. No wonder Pryce refused to criticize Hastert for ignoring the Foley problem. No wonder she won't call for Foley to resign. Now Pryce is protecting Hastert, even though he protected a sex predator?.

Republican leaders were more concerned about protecting politicians than protecting teenagers.
Deborah Pryce is part of the problem in Congress.
It's time for change.

**The Kilroy-Pryce battle is also mentioned in the NY Times:

...George Rasley, an aide to Representative Deborah Pryce, Republican of Ohio, who was linked to Mr. Foley in a Democratic advertisement that began running Friday, said the Foley investigation further soured an already tough environment for Republicans in Ohio, a state hammered by corruption investigations this year.

“This is one more thing that makes people wonder about politicians and politics,” Mr. Rasley said. “It reinforces this notion of Washington being a place that bears no resemblance to real America.”

Let me explain something to Mr. Rasley, Ms. Pryce, and the rest of the Republicans. People who look the other way because of a sexual predator, do not deserve to be re-elected or elected to any office. People who belong to a political party that has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from a sexual predator, need to sit down and examine why they allowed these improper communications and activities to go on under their leadership. Americans have had enough.

***I was interviewed by Open Source Radio and my interview may/may not be part of a program scheduled for Monday, Oct. 9th, from 7pm-8pm. Listen Live Here. The Open Source staff has highlighted Ohio's 15th congressional district as a district to watch. Read the article on the 15th here.