Republican Rep. Deborah Pryce (OH-15) is trying to distance herself from her "friend" former Republican Rep. Mark Foley. Today's Columbus Dispatch has an article about Pryce and her friendship with Foley. Here are some excerpts:
Last month, when Columbus Monthly magazine asked her to list some of her friends in Washington, Rep. Deborah Pryce mentioned Rep. Mark Foley as one of them.
Now, that seemingly innocuous comment has become part of Pryce’s close re-election race against Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy. Foley, R-Fla., resigned from Congress last Friday after revelations that he sent sexually explicit electronic messages to teenagers who had served as pages in the U.S. House.....
...Pryce acknowledged that Foley was one of 28 House Republicans who helped round up votes on her behalf in 1997 when she was elected to House leadership as secretary of the Republican conference...
...In an interview with WOSU Radio on Wednesday, Kilroy assailed Pryce, saying, "She’s Foley’s best friend in Washington. He managed her campaign for leadership. Is it credible that she did not know? I don’t think it is."
The entire Foley scandal is just another example of the failures, corruption, and lies that the Republican Party have provided to the American people. The Republicans created this mess with the congressional pages, Jack Abramoff, Bob Ney, Duke Cunningham, Tom Noe, Bob Taft, Donald Rumsfeld, the WMD lies, the failures with FEMA, the war in Iraq, the failure to respond to Hurricane Katrina, the missing millions from the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, etc., etc.
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