Last night I reported about the discrepencies in the story between Hastert and Boehner. Hastert said he was never told of Foley and Boehner said he told Hastert. Now it looks like the story has taken another turn (big ht to Josh Marshall)
From the Washington Post
The resignation rocked the Capitol, and especially Foley’s GOP colleagues, as lawmakers were rushing to adjourn for at least six weeks. House Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) told The Washington Post last night that he had learned this spring of inappropriate “contact” between Foley and a 16-year-old page. Boehner said he then told House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.). Boehner later contacted The Post and said he could not remember whether he talked to Hastert.
It is very interesting that Boehner would have made such a damming claim, only to give a mia culpa. This is has cover up written all over it. This story over took the House yesterday and you can not tell me that the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader did not talk about it. You can only call bullshit on that.
With this single revelation, it shows that outside investigation must be conducted. The Republican leadership does not give a damn about the facts of what happened, only about political futures. They will twist stories and conduct cover ups if it means saving a seat or two. They will twist stories and lie in order to protect themselves. Bush constantly says that we are a “land of laws”. Well the laws must be enforced vigilantly on this case.