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The Daily Journal of Illinois reports:

"Rep. Jerry Weller, R-Morris, through his election attorney, moved Thursday to inform the House that a former page or intern may have been the subject of inappropriate attention from another lawmaker, Weller's campaign manager said Thursday.

Steven Shearer said the congressman was not prepared to reveal the identity of the youth, the timing, nor the identity of the lawmaker, but felt confident that a former page or intern was "inappropriately invited to a social function by another congressman."

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What the well??

More after the fold

Speculation was rampant on DK that Weller was about to "outed" as having been involved with a 16 year old female page. Now this?? What the heller is going on???

Originally posted to LIMAMA on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 12:39 PM PDT.

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  •  You tell on me - I'll tell on you (0+ / 0-)

    a little congressional threatening is my guess.

  •  New Allegations (1+ / 0-)
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    Fredneck

    David Corn (www.davidcorn.com) is "reporting that
    Former Clerk of the House Jeff Trandahl has told the House ethics committee about two Republican House members who had sex with congressional pages, and neither man is page-chaser Mark Foley. That's the rumor circulating in Washington. One of these Republicans supposedly had sex with a male page; one with a female page. The names of the implicated Republicans are on the rumor-mill, but I'm not going to disclose these identities. I assume if there's truth to this, the allegation will become public. (But then I assumed someone would post The List.) In any event, what impact would such a revelation have on the coming elections? Are Republicans bracing for this bombshell? Perhaps they're preparing to blame Democratic operatives."

    •  blockquotes (1+ / 0-)
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      Disregard if you already knew this

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      www.davidcorn.com
      Former Clerk of the House Jeff Trandahl has told the House ethics committee about two Republican House members who had sex with congressional pages, and neither man is page-chaser Mark Foley. That's the rumor circulating in Washington. One of these Republicans supposedly had sex with a male page; one with a female page. The names of the implicated Republicans are on the rumor-mill, but I'm not going to disclose these identities. I assume if there's truth to this, the allegation will become public.

      Don't push me 'cause I'm close to the edge

      by Cat4everrr on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 01:25:41 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  IF Weller (0+ / 0-)

      is involved in this, he's the one who abused a MALE page. Weller has a "wife", the daughter of General Rios Montt currently wanted on an international warrant for war crimes - genocide, torture and terrorism - in Guatemala. If they don't already know he's gay - and used it to arrange this marriage - thinking perhaps it would help sneak daddy into the U.s. and away from justice in Guatemala, Weller would be suicidal to diddle a female page or any other female, especially when he prefers males.

      He would be more easily forgiven for having sex with a man than a woman by his in-laws. It's quite common in Central and South American society for women to be considered virgins even if they have had anal sex.

      And I have read an opinion column in a Guatemalan newspaper that was not only scathing in it's opinion of Zury Rios-Montt de Weller but refers to Weller being gay also. This was BEFORE they were even married.

      So... I think this is not quite over. Weller's staff seemed to have instructions direct from Karl Rove on how to "handle" the press and "problems." I just hope if there is anything wrong here, Weller is exposed BEFORE the election rather than after.

      John Pavich, Weller's democratic opponent, is a wonderful progressive candidate who has worked his butt off all on his own, raising over $500,000. He was recruited by the democratic party and Rahm Emanuel, only to be left all on his own. (Here in Illinois the only candidate to get any or ALL THE MONEY from the DCCC - sorry kos, yes I am whining and bitching!!! Weller is scum and an easy mark to take down if only the democratic party had the fucking WILL to do it!)

      Ridiculous that a republican candidate like Weller, who even without the page scandal and so much negative press around him via all the scandals and his marriage/conflict of interest regarding his seat as Vice Chairman on the International Relations committee, doesn't have the democrats shining a bright HOT light on this man, his marriage, in-laws, and voting record.

      Just another souless atheist working for World Peace and Harmony

      by Kankakee Voice on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 03:56:54 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  IF Weller (0+ / 0-)

      is involved in this, he's the one who abused a MALE page. Weller has a "wife", the daughter of General Rios Montt currently wanted on an international warrant for war crimes - genocide, torture and terrorism - in Guatemala. If they don't already know he's gay - and used it to arrange this marriage - thinking perhaps it would help sneak daddy into the U.s. and away from justice in Guatemala, Weller would be suicidal to diddle a female page or any other female, especially when he prefers males.

      He would be more easily forgiven for having sex with a man than a woman by his in-laws. It's quite common in Central and South American society for women to be considered virgins even if they have had anal sex.

      And I have read an opinion column in a Guatemalan newspaper that was not only scathing in it's opinion of Zury Rios-Montt de Weller but refers to Weller being gay also. This was BEFORE they were even married.

      So... I think this is not quite over. Weller's staff seemed to have instructions direct from Karl Rove on how to "handle" the press and "problems." I just hope if there is anything wrong here, Weller is exposed BEFORE the election rather than after.

      John Pavich, Weller's democratic opponent, is a wonderful progressive candidate who has worked his butt off all on his own, raising over $500,000. He was recruited by the democratic party and Rahm Emanuel, only to be left all on his own. (Here in Illinois the only candidate to get any or ALL THE MONEY from the DCCC - sorry kos, yes I am whining and bitching!!! Weller is scum and an easy mark to take down if only the democratic party had the fucking WILL to do it!)

      Ridiculous that a republican candidate like Weller, who even without the page scandal and so much negative press around him via all the scandals and his marriage/conflict of interest regarding his seat as Vice Chairman on the International Relations committee, doesn't have the democrats shining a bright HOT light on this man, his marriage, in-laws, and voting record.

      Just another souless atheist working for World Peace and Harmony

      by Kankakee Voice on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 03:57:19 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  IF Weller (0+ / 0-)

      is involved in this, he's the one who abused a MALE page. Weller has a "wife", the daughter of General Rios Montt currently wanted on an international warrant for war crimes - genocide, torture and terrorism - in Guatemala. If they don't already know he's gay - and used it to arrange this marriage - thinking perhaps it would help sneak daddy into the U.s. and away from justice in Guatemala, Weller would be suicidal to diddle a female page or any other female, especially when he prefers males.

      He would be more easily forgiven for having sex with a man than a woman by his in-laws. It's quite common in Central and South American society for women to be considered virgins even if they have had anal sex.

      And I have read an opinion column in a Guatemalan newspaper that was not only scathing in it's opinion of Zury Rios-Montt de Weller but refers to Weller being gay also. This was BEFORE they were even married.

      So... I think this is not quite over. Weller's staff seemed to have instructions direct from Karl Rove on how to "handle" the press and "problems." I just hope if there is anything wrong here, Weller is exposed BEFORE the election rather than after.

      John Pavich, Weller's democratic opponent, is a wonderful progressive candidate who has worked his butt off all on his own, raising over $500,000. He was recruited by the democratic party and Rahm Emanuel, only to be left all on his own. (Here in Illinois the only candidate to get any or ALL THE MONEY from the DCCC - sorry kos, yes I am whining and bitching!!! Weller is scum and an easy mark to take down if only the democratic party had the fucking WILL to do it!)

      Ridiculous that a republican candidate like Weller, who even without the page scandal and so much negative press around him via all the scandals and his marriage/conflict of interest regarding his seat as Vice Chairman on the International Relations committee, doesn't have the democrats shining a bright HOT light on this man, his marriage, in-laws, and voting record.

      Just another souless atheist working for World Peace and Harmony

      by Kankakee Voice on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 03:57:35 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  IF Weller (0+ / 0-)

      is involved in this, he's the one who abused a MALE page. Weller has a "wife", the daughter of General Rios Montt currently wanted on an international warrant for war crimes - genocide, torture and terrorism - in Guatemala. If they don't already know he's gay - and used it to arrange this marriage - thinking perhaps it would help sneak daddy into the U.s. and away from justice in Guatemala, Weller would be suicidal to diddle a female page or any other female, especially when he prefers males.

      He would be more easily forgiven for having sex with a man than a woman by his in-laws. It's quite common in Central and South American society for women to be considered virgins even if they have had anal sex.

      And I have read an opinion column in a Guatemalan newspaper that was not only scathing in it's opinion of Zury Rios-Montt de Weller but refers to Weller being gay also. This was BEFORE they were even married.

      So... I think this is not quite over. Weller's staff seemed to have instructions direct from Karl Rove on how to "handle" the press and "problems." I just hope if there is anything wrong here, Weller is exposed BEFORE the election rather than after.

      John Pavich, Weller's democratic opponent, is a wonderful progressive candidate who has worked his butt off all on his own, raising over $500,000. He was recruited by the democratic party and Rahm Emanuel, only to be left all on his own. (Here in Illinois the only candidate to get any or ALL THE MONEY from the DCCC - sorry kos, yes I am whining and bitching!!! Weller is scum and an easy mark to take down if only the democratic party had the f*cking WILL to do it!)

      Ridiculous that a republican candidate like Weller, who even without the page scandal and so much negative press around him via all the scandals and his marriage/conflict of interest regarding his seat as Vice Chairman on the International Relations committee, doesn't have the democrats shining a bright HOT light on this man, his marriage, in-laws, and voting record.

      Just another souless atheist working for World Peace and Harmony

      by Kankakee Voice on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 03:57:55 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  IF Weller (0+ / 0-)

      is involved in this, he's the one who abused a MALE page. Weller has a "wife", the daughter of General Rios Montt currently wanted on an international warrant for war crimes - genocide, torture and terrorism - in Guatemala. If they don't already know he's gay - and used it to arrange this marriage - thinking perhaps it would help sneak daddy into the U.s. and away from justice in Guatemala, Weller would be suicidal to diddle a female page or any other female, especially when he prefers males.

      He would be more easily forgiven for having sex with a man than a woman by his in-laws. It's quite common in Central and South American society for women to be considered virgins even if they have had anal sex.

      And I have read an opinion column in a Guatemalan newspaper that was not only scathing in it's opinion of Zury Rios-Montt de Weller but refers to Weller being gay also. This was BEFORE they were even married.

      So... I think this is not quite over. Weller's staff seemed to have instructions direct from Karl Rove on how to "handle" the press and "problems." I just hope if there is anything wrong here, Weller is exposed BEFORE the election rather than after.

      John Pavich, Weller's democratic opponent, is a wonderful progressive candidate who has worked his butt off all on his own, raising over $500,000. He was recruited by the democratic party and Rahm Emanuel, only to be left all on his own. (Here in Illinois the only candidate to get any or ALL THE MONEY from the DCCC - sorry kos, yes I am whining and bitching!!! Weller is scum and an easy mark to take down if only the democratic party had the f*cking WILL to do it!)

      Ridiculous that a republican candidate like Weller, who even without the page scandal and so much negative press around him via all the scandals and his marriage/conflict of interest regarding his seat as Vice Chairman on the International Relations committee, doesn't have the democrats shining a bright HOT light on this man, his marriage, in-laws, and voting record.

      Just another souless atheist working for World Peace and Harmony

      by Kankakee Voice on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 03:58:00 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  IF Weller (0+ / 0-)

      is involved in this, he's the one who abused a MALE page. Weller has a "wife", the daughter of General Rios Montt currently wanted on an international warrant for war crimes - genocide, torture and terrorism - in Guatemala. If they don't already know he's gay - and used it to arrange this marriage - thinking perhaps it would help sneak daddy into the U.s. and away from justice in Guatemala, Weller would be suicidal to diddle a female page or any other female, especially when he prefers males.

      He would be more easily forgiven for having sex with a man than a woman by his in-laws. It's quite common in Central and South American society for women to be considered virgins even if they have had anal sex.

      And I have read an opinion column in a Guatemalan newspaper that was not only scathing in it's opinion of Zury Rios-Montt de Weller but refers to Weller being gay also. This was BEFORE they were even married.

      So... I think this is not quite over. Weller's staff seemed to have instructions direct from Karl Rove on how to "handle" the press and "problems." I just hope if there is anything wrong here, Weller is exposed BEFORE the election rather than after.

      John Pavich, Weller's democratic opponent, is a wonderful progressive candidate who has worked his butt off all on his own, raising over $500,000. He was recruited by the democratic party and Rahm Emanuel, only to be left all on his own. (Here in Illinois the only candidate to get any or ALL THE MONEY from the DCCC - sorry kos, yes I am whining and bitching!!! Weller is scum and an easy mark to take down if only the democratic party had the f*cking WILL to do it!)

      Ridiculous that a republican candidate like Weller, who even without the page scandal and so much negative press around him via all the scandals and his marriage/conflict of interest regarding his seat as Vice Chairman on the International Relations committee, doesn't have the democrats shining a bright HOT light on this man, his marriage, in-laws, and voting record.

      Just another souless atheist working for World Peace and Harmony

      by Kankakee Voice on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 03:58:03 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  IF Weller (0+ / 0-)

      is involved in this, he's the one who abused a MALE page. Weller has a "wife", the daughter of General Rios Montt currently wanted on an international warrant for war crimes - genocide, torture and terrorism - in Guatemala. If they don't already know he's gay - and used it to arrange this marriage - thinking perhaps it would help sneak daddy into the U.s. and away from justice in Guatemala, Weller would be suicidal to diddle a female page or any other female, especially when he prefers males.

      He would be more easily forgiven for having sex with a man than a woman by his in-laws. It's quite common in Central and South American society for women to be considered virgins even if they have had anal sex.

      And I have read an opinion column in a Guatemalan newspaper that was not only scathing in it's opinion of Zury Rios-Montt de Weller but refers to Weller being gay also. This was BEFORE they were even married.

      So... I think this is not quite over. Weller's staff seemed to have instructions direct from Karl Rove on how to "handle" the press and "problems." I just hope if there is anything wrong here, Weller is exposed BEFORE the election rather than after.

      John Pavich, Weller's democratic opponent, is a wonderful progressive candidate who has worked his butt off all on his own, raising over $500,000. He was recruited by the democratic party and Rahm Emanuel, only to be left all on his own. (Here in Illinois the only candidate to get any or ALL THE MONEY from the DCCC - sorry kos, yes I am whining and bitching!!! Weller is scum and an easy mark to take down if only the democratic party had the f*cking WILL to do it!)

      Ridiculous that a republican candidate like Weller, who even without the page scandal and so much negative press around him via all the scandals and his marriage/conflict of interest regarding his seat as Vice Chairman on the International Relations committee, doesn't have the democrats shining a bright HOT light on this man, his marriage, in-laws, and voting record.

      Just another souless atheist working for World Peace and Harmony

      by Kankakee Voice on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 03:58:05 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  IF Weller (0+ / 0-)

      is involved in this, he's the one who abused a MALE page. Weller has a "wife", the daughter of General Rios Montt currently wanted on an international warrant for war crimes - genocide, torture and terrorism - in Guatemala. If they don't already know he's gay - and used it to arrange this marriage - thinking perhaps it would help sneak daddy into the U.s. and away from justice in Guatemala, Weller would be suicidal to diddle a female page or any other female, especially when he prefers males.

      He would be more easily forgiven for having sex with a man than a woman by his in-laws. It's quite common in Central and South American society for women to be considered virgins even if they have had anal sex.

      And I have read an opinion column in a Guatemalan newspaper that was not only scathing in it's opinion of Zury Rios-Montt de Weller but refers to Weller being gay also. This was BEFORE they were even married.

      So... I think this is not quite over. Weller's staff seemed to have instructions direct from Karl Rove on how to "handle" the press and "problems." I just hope if there is anything wrong here, Weller is exposed BEFORE the election rather than after.

      John Pavich, Weller's democratic opponent, is a wonderful progressive candidate who has worked his butt off all on his own, raising over $500,000. He was recruited by the democratic party and Rahm Emanuel, only to be left all on his own. (Here in Illinois the only candidate to get any or ALL THE MONEY from the DCCC - sorry kos, yes I am whining and bitching!!! Weller is scum and an easy mark to take down if only the democratic party had the f*cking WILL to do it!)

      Ridiculous that a republican candidate like Weller, who even without the page scandal and so much negative press around him via all the scandals and his marriage/conflict of interest regarding his seat as Vice Chairman on the International Relations committee, doesn't have the democrats shining a bright HOT light on this man, his marriage, in-laws, and voting record.

      Just another souless atheist working for World Peace and Harmony

      by Kankakee Voice on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 03:58:22 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I'm hoping (1+ / 0-)
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    cosette

    we can get this untangled before the election

    Don't push me 'cause I'm close to the edge

    by Cat4everrr on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 01:11:33 PM PDT

  •  IF Weller (0+ / 0-)

    is involved in this, he's the one who abused a MALE page. Weller has a "wife", the daughter of General Rios Montt currently wanted on an international warrant for war crimes - genocide, torture and terrorism - in Guatemala. If they don't already know he's gay - and used it to arrange this marriage - thinking perhaps it would help sneak daddy into the U.s. and away from justice in Guatemala, Weller would be suicidal to diddle a female page or any other female, especially when he prefers males.

    He would be more easily forgiven for having sex with a man than a woman by his in-laws. It's quite common in Central and South American society for women to be considered virgins even if they have had anal sex.

    And I have read an opinion column in a Guatemalan newspaper that was not only scathing in it's opinion of Zury Rios-Montt de Weller but refers to Weller being gay also. This was BEFORE they were even married.

    So... I think this is not quite over. Weller's staff seemed to have instructions direct from Karl Rove on how to "handle" the press and "problems." I just hope if there is anything wrong here, Weller is exposed BEFORE the election rather than after.

    John Pavich, Weller's democratic opponent, is a wonderful progressive candidate who has worked his butt off all on his own, raising over $500,000. He was recruited by the democratic party and Rahm Emanuel, only to be left all on his own. (Here in Illinois the only candidate to get any or ALL THE MONEY from the DCCC - sorry kos, yes I am whining and bitching!!! Weller is scum and an easy mark to take down if only the democratic party had the f*cking WILL to do it!)

    Ridiculous that a republican candidate like Weller, who even without the page scandal and so much negative press around him via all the scandals and his marriage/conflict of interest regarding his seat as Vice Chairman on the International Relations committee, doesn't have the democrats shining a bright HOT light on this man, his marriage, in-laws, and voting

    Just another souless atheist working for World Peace and Harmony

    by Kankakee Voice on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 03:59:13 PM PDT

  •  IF Weller (0+ / 0-)

    is involved in this, he's the one who abused a MALE page. Weller has a "wife", the daughter of General Rios Montt currently wanted on an international warrant for war crimes - genocide, torture and terrorism - in Guatemala. If they don't already know he's gay - and used it to arrange this marriage - thinking perhaps it would help sneak daddy into the U.s. and away from justice in Guatemala, Weller would be suicidal to diddle a female page or any other female, especially when he prefers males.

    He would be more easily forgiven for having sex with a man than a woman by his in-laws. It's quite common in Central and South American society for women to be considered virgins even if they have had anal sex.

    And I have read an opinion column in a Guatemalan newspaper that was not only scathing in it's opinion of Zury Rios-Montt de Weller but refers to Weller being gay also. This was BEFORE they were even married.

    So... I think this is not quite over. Weller's staff seemed to have instructions direct from Karl Rove on how to "handle" the press and "problems." I just hope if there is anything wrong here, Weller is exposed BEFORE the election rather than after.

    John Pavich, Weller's democratic opponent, is a wonderful progressive candidate who has worked his butt off all on his own, raising over $500,000. He was recruited by the democratic party and Rahm Emanuel, only to be left all on his own. (Here in Illinois the only candidate to get any or ALL THE MONEY from the DCCC - sorry kos, yes I am whining and bitching!!! Weller is scum and an easy mark to take down if only the democratic party had the f*cking WILL to do it!)

    Ridiculous that a republican candidate like Weller, who even without the page scandal and so much negative press around him via all the scandals and his marriage/conflict of interest regarding his seat as Vice Chairman on the International Relations committee, doesn't have the democrats shining a bright HOT light on this man, his marriage, in-laws, and voting

    Just another souless atheist working for World Peace and Harmony

    by Kankakee Voice on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 03:59:21 PM PDT

  •  Whoa (0+ / 0-)

    sorry. I kept trying to post my comment, and was being told it failed. Something went wrong in the plumbing here. Sorry again.

    Just another souless atheist working for World Peace and Harmony

    by Kankakee Voice on Fri Oct 20, 2006 at 04:01:52 PM PDT

    •  About that gay reference (0+ / 0-)

      In the first place, the op-ed is written a columnist who's had some problems with cocaine addiction. Anyway, there are drug charges in his past. Second, the basis of his claim lies in a Spanish adage, "soltero maduro, hueco seguro," which translates as "old bachelor, definitely a fag." (Sorry for the language, but it's not a nice word.) In other words, it's really a flimsy source.

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