John Hall is running an effective campaign.
FoleyGate is has started to focus on her non-action.
CQ upgraded the race's standings.
And now we learn its starting to take a toll of Ms. Kelly -- shes starting to get angry.
As a candidate who wants to portay herself as the 'nice grandmother' -- getting angry at local press members when they ask you questions very relavant to your campaign is not the way to go.
First the LaTimes reported that a former page was approached by Foley in 2000 (while Ms. Kelly was Page Board Chair).
Then the Washington Post wrote about how fellow Page Board member, Mr. Kolbe, learned about the Foley situation in 2000 (while Ms. Kelly was Page Board Chair).
Later, Mr. Kolbe put out a press release stating that he notified the Page Board clerk and Mr. Foley's office. The actual quote is
[I notified] the Clerk who supervised the Page program
I'm kinda confused here -- Ms. Kelly was the Chair of the program, she was supposed to have supervised its running.
Then CQPolitics upgraded her congressional race moving it in a more competitve category. (Now it is listed as 'leans' republican from republican favored)
So apparently all of these questions swirling around Ms. Kelly is taking its toll. The Journal News reports:
U.S. Rep. Sue Kelly angrily denied this afternoon that anyone informed her in 2000 when she was chairman of the [page board and] that a former page had complained about an e-mail message he received from then-U.S. Rep. Mark Foley that made him feel uncomfortable.(emphasis added)
Uh oh, sounds like Ms. Kelly is losing her cool -- we must be doing something right.
The Journal News Continues saying:
"I'm pretty angry at Jim (Kolbe)," Kelly said
Yes, Ms. Kelly, I would be pissed off that people keep showing new examples of how I didn't do my job too. But this time you didn't do your job as Page Board Chair. It's completly unnecessary to find out if you were or were not informed about Foley -- It was YOUR JOB to know about Foley.
You should have known -- knowing about this was the whole reason the Page Board was created!
The biggest purpose of the job, the job of the Page Board is: To oversee and make sure of the well being of the Congressional Pages in all aspects.
I'll quote John Hall's Press Secretary (In a Times-Hearld Article) by finishing with:
"She has gone on the record to say she was not aware," [and] "It's getting harder and harder to believe that that's the case."
P.S. this is cross-posted on Take19, the blog dedicated to revealing who Sue Kelly really is.