Thursday, October 05, 2006

Hastert Blames Technology For Republicans Failure Regarding Foley

Hastert as quoted in the Washington Post

For something like this to occur, our system obviously isn't designed for the electronic age of Instant Messages. When the Congress found out about the explicit messages, Republicans dealt with it immediately and the culprit was gone. We are now trying to correct the problem.
To say something like this after saying, "The buck stops here" makes that statement a lie.

The stink of wrongdoing was there for what appears to be years, but the Republican leadership decided it was in their best interests to not look for the source of that stink. Now they blame technology rather than failure to investigate for their failure.

The FBI was contacted in July by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) but as far as anyone can tell the FBI did no investigating until the story broke on ABC.

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