A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky
While the House Republican Leadership is embroiled in a sex scandal involving abuse of young Congressional pages and coverup issues, the White House is now embroiled at the epicenter of the Jack Abramoff lobbying and corruption scandal with the abrupt and surprise resignation of Karl Rove's Deputy, on the eve of a national election.
DNC: Cheney Brings Fear And Smear Tour To Florida
Washington, DC - Today, Vice President Cheney campaigned in Sarasota, Florida for Republican congressional candidate Vern Buchanan. Once again, Cheney engaged in baseless fear and smear tactics.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
PageGate is less about Rep. Mark Foley sexually harassing minors than the Republican leaders who covered up the abuse and put young boys in danger. But the truth is that Republicans have long been doing the very thing to America's youth that Foley wanted to do to his pages.
DNC: McCain's Double Talk Express Hits Stump For Congressman Who Covered For Foley
Washington, DC - On Friday, October 20th, Senator John McCain is scheduled to campaign with NRCC Chairman Tom Reynolds, who is currently embroiled in the GOP cover-up of former Republican Congressman Mark Foley's sexually explicit messages that he sent to under-age House pages. Even after Reynolds was informed about Foley's transgressions, he encouraged Foley to run for a seventh term, gave $5,000 to Foley's campaign, and took $100,000 of Foley's campaign cash for the NRCC rather than investigating the matter further. As the scandal came to light, Reynolds' chief-of-staff worked to keep the media from exposing Foley. Yesterday, McCain called for an independent investigation of the scandal by "credible" people. Instead of campaigning with Reynolds later this month, McCain should cancel his fundraiser for Reynolds and call on Reynolds to tell the truth about his actions in this scandal.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH
If it weren't all so pathetic it would be hilarious, watching the Repuglican leadership in the House of Representatives and all the rest of those armchair, chicken-hawk, warrior Repuglicans, "cut and run" from the Foley disaster! "I didn't know", "I told him", "it's in his corner now", etc. etc. etc.! They aren't even dodging bombs and bullets and they can't stand up! Yep, there's nothing like sex crimes and scandal to cower a bunch of wimps without backbones! To know their boners are self-inflicted, doesn't lessen the blow and/or the damage!
NEWLY DISCOVERED INSTANT MESSAGE FROM MARK FOLEY!
Maf54: u know whats really hard?
XXXXX: Spanish verbs?
Maf54: harder than that.
Subject: Keith Olbermann
Keith hit another homerun last night with another "special comment"
You guys need to acknowledge him and put it on your site - I know you've done it before, but the effort needs to be sustained.
Sorry, if I've missed it today --
A BuzzFlash Reader
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
Uh-oh, we're in trouble. Five of the 19 dead September 11 hijackers are not on the U.S. no-fly list, according to a 60 Minutes report to be broadcast this Sunday. Luckily, the other 15 are. Thanks to George Bush's vigilant anti-terrorism policies, these remaining hijackers would be stopped in their tracks at the airport should they decide to come back to life to strike again.
Free Advice For Foley's Lawyer
by Tony Peyser
The instant message typos weren't
Because he's a horny bastard
But actually because at those times
Mark was unbelievably plastered.
Edited by Gloria R. Lalumia
1//Asia Times Online, Hong Kong--TALIBAN LAY PLANS FOR ISLAMIC INTIFADA (With the snows approaching, the Taliban's spring offensive has fallen short of its primary objective of reviving the Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan, as the country was known under Taliban rule from 1996-2001. Both foreign forces and the Taliban will bunker down until next spring, although the Taliban are expected to continue with suicide missions and some hit-and-run guerrilla activities. The Taliban will take refuge in the mountains that cross the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, where they will have plenty of time to plan the next stage of their struggle: a countrywide "Islamic Intifada of Afghanistan" calling on all former mujahideen to join the movement to boot out foreign forces from Afghanistan. The intifada will be both national and international. On the one hand it aims to organize a national uprising, and on the other it will attempt to make Afghanistan the hub of the worldwide Islamic resistance movement, as it was previously under the Taliban when Osama bin Laden and his training camps were guests of the country.)