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  •  EXACTLY!!! Blame the closet (7+ / 0-)

    Closets make for easy extortion.  What better means of keeping pols in line than to threaten to expose their sexuality -- or in the case of Foley, his sexuality AND his appetite for nubile teen flesh.  

    The only way that Rove could keep such absolute lockstep uniformity (until now) was blackmail and extortion.  I have long believed that they get Frist to do their bidding by using the SEC investigation.  Imagine what he would do to have Rove keep the Feds off his back -- or better yet -- the pardon he might get.  

    DeLay was no different.  Everybody has a price.  Sometimes it is a carrot -- like earmarks -- sometimes it is a stick -- vote for us or we will tell...

    When you are going through hell, keep going! - Winston Churchill

    by flo58 on Thu Oct 12, 2006 at 10:06:53 AM PDT

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    •  Ummm... (0+ / 0-)

      nubile |ˈn(y)oōˌbīl; -bəl| adjective (of a girl or young woman) sexually mature; suitable for marriage. • (of a girl or young woman) sexually attractive : he employed a procession of nubile young secretaries.

      I don't think that "nubile" is quite the correct word here.

    •  He was not blackmailed (1+ / 0-)
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      Foley was not threatened with outing, and that is an important distinction: the right as far back as at least McCarthy use that as a reason to exclude gays from politics.

      He was threatened with the loss of lucrative lobbying ties in a post-Bush Washington.

      He caved to greed.

      I can't help thinking though that Rove helped Foley GET INTO his position with the pages. Anyone covering that angle?

      •  You give them too much credit (1+ / 0-)
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        There is no doubt in my mind that he was extorted.  The end result would be loss of lobbying money.  But how well do you think he will do as a lobbyist now that he is outed as a lecher.  That kind of info would destroy anyone.  They had him by the proverbial balls and he knew it.  Never doubt it.  

        When you are going through hell, keep going! - Winston Churchill

        by flo58 on Thu Oct 12, 2006 at 05:28:07 PM PDT

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