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Representative Mark Foley's resignation in disgrace over allegations of improper sexual advances towards little boys once again bring the familiar refrain; it's Bill Clinton's fault.  The party of personal responsibility and family values are neither.  The opportunity exists, for those of us in the netroots, to cast aside one such double standard hypocritical rightard running for the open seat of Oklahoma's 5th congressional district.  Mary Fallin, long insulated in her cocoon of Rethuglican cohorts, feels she can step out of the shadows of her long twelve year stint as Lt. Governor, the demanding daily task requires every morning to ask, "How is the Governor feeling today?"  Sure, her good buddy Governor Frank Keating threw her projects to make her political bones.  But someone else may have been "boning" Fallin.

While Governor Keating was hammering Clinton for his "pecadillos", Lt. Governor Mary Fallin was embroiled in her own steamy little tryst with a hunky Highway Patrol officer assigned to guard her body (yikes!)  
The real "body guards" of Fallin's professional career are Frank Keating, a real mucky-muck in the DoJ of the Reagan and Bush administrations,prior to his stint as Governor of Oklahoma, and Bob Ricks, (yes, THAT Bob Ricks, mouthpiece of the FBI at WACO) and who got the cushy job of Oklahoma's Director of Public Safety, from, you guessed it, Frank Keating.  Now, think this through, the Governor tells some old chum of his that he appointed to "leave no stone unturned" in investigating the alleged "poking" of his second in command, by one of his ol' buddies employees.
Now, this is sleazy to be sure, and I'll be taking a shower when I'm done writing it, but it is a story that is not being told.  Insiders shielding insiders and shrieking violently about immoral behavior(IOKIYAR).
Which brings us to the 5th Congressional District of Oklahoma.  Political neophyte Dr. David Hunter won the Democratic primary and is facing Fallin on November 7.  It is an open seat as Istook wants to be Governor (not gonna happen.) Hunter opposes the Iraq war and the Republican Torture Authorization Act.

I set up a donation page at Act Blue for Dr. Hunter.  Please hit the tip jar over their so we can get oversight in congress, and really just bitchslap these rightards and their one-way ethics.  Everything helps.

Originally posted to Oilfieldguy on Sat Sep 30, 2006 at 04:04 PM PDT.

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  •  OFG: Don't forget! (5+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    AaronBa, LindaR, LNK, TeddySanFran, Cozumel

    You need a tip jar, hon!

    Nice diary, too.

  •  tip jar (5+ / 0-)

    See the highlighted donation page link to make contributions.  I would like to make some Democratic inroads in Oklahoma.  We have the two worlds worst Senators, maybe we need to fire a shot across their bow.

  •  The Importance of e-mailing Foley (0+ / 0-)

    Fans of Oscar Wilde will recognize the dilemma that Foley (and the Repubs) have fallen into:

    Dorian (Gray's) damnation ... takes a result of the disintegration of his identity through weaknesses inherent in the cult of sensation ...

    Which is:

    an inevitable process of escalation in which experiences increasingly bizarre are needed to maintain the same level of sensational effect ... caught in an ENDLESS ALTERNATION between boredom and violent stimulation.
    ... Like Faust, Dorian (Gray) finds that he has been cheated.

    Excerpted from the forward to "The Picture of Dorian Gray," by Oscar Wilde. Forward by Allan Donaldson, Univ. of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick Province, Canada. Copyright 1964, Airmont Publishing, printed as Signet Classic paperback. Emphasis supplied, for effect.

    News reports indicate that the e-mails let loose to the press are only mild hints of the pus to ooze out of the Bible Belt congressman's office. Let Hewlett-Packard turn those bits and bytes over to the political snake handlers.

  •  Thanks. I feel much better having donated. (0+ / 0-)

    What a GREAT list of reasons he gives for why he is running.

    Spread the word!

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