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We'll give you the Congressional Burger. It's sixty year old meat between sixteen year old buns.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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Big rumor on some blogs that Foey was being blackmailed for his vote. They kept a lid on this for years! For years it was widely known that he was pitching the page boys. WTF?

Turns out Mr. Foley was the swing vote on CAFTA, a measure deeply opposed by Florida farmers, and Mr. Foley's district is right in the heart of farming country. Lot's of shady stuff going on here. I wonder how many other votes he would have normally opposed have gone the other way?

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It's been put to me that the failure of those on either side of the aisle to nail Foley to the cross publicly would be due to fear of their own closets being opened for the world to see. Denouncing Foley's conduct in public would rock the boat a bit too much, and would probably cause their dirty little secrets to be anonymously leaked to the press.

This may be true, and if so, it's all a huge crock of bullshit. Someone tell me where is the campaign for federal integrity so I can run for it's chair (or at least read it's website).

I'm sincerely motivated to 86 any motherfucker in Congress who for whatever reason cannot/will not stand up and condemn Foley in the most stringent possible terms. This isn't about "innocent until proven guilty", the guy resigned faster than Ted Kennedy could down a fifth of bourbon at the first hint of this story breaking.

I want these bastards gone. I want lobbyists gone. I want the rules which incent or mandate behavior that runs contrary to the interests of the people to be permanently revoked. I want to see the elimination of the party political system, where everyone runs as an independent on the merits of their beliefs and/or performance (vis-a-vis voting records, etc.). I want the press to focus as much energy on crunching those statistics as they do finding obscure trivia for professional sports. And I want fries with that..the big ones. And a chocolate malt...YES I SAID MALT!

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One must give him credit for being the only Republican on the forum who isn't making any excuses for this guy.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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