Politics Daily’s Emily Miller uses her longstanding connections to get a quote from former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.), who left Congress in 2006 immersed in a sexual scandal regarding underage male pages.
“I know Foley from when he was a deputy whip when I was communications director for then-Majority Whip Tom DeLay,” Miller wrote in her “Emily’s Post” column Monday.”On Monday, I e-mailed Foley to ask if he thought Baucus has a drinking problem. Foley responded: “I am in no position to judge the senators drinking habits, but it is clearly not advisable to take to the Senate floor for a major debate on health policy if you have been consuming alcoholic beverages to the degree it impairs your speech…”
See Miller’s full story here.
*Update: Fishbowl’s getting complaints, so in the spirit of unbiased Journalism, here is an excerpt of a statement from Ty Matsdorf, spokesman for Sen. Baucus. It’s also in Miller’s linked story, but here it is for those who want it right up front and in your face: “When his friend of 30 years Ted Kennedy, with whom he had fought so hard to provide health care to children, was being used as a cheap foil to oppose health care reform, Senator Baucus gave a passionate defense. …This is beyond the pale and this type of gutter politics has no place in the public sphere. …What is even more sad is that such a personal attack would be given any validity at all, let alone being elevated to the status of “news”.”
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