She's among the very democrats we rallied to put into office and take control for this very reason. The republicans had put the state of our Congress into utter chaos.
And Mark Foley's lewd emails to children working for the House of Representatives was just the beginning of an uninterrupted list of scandals. And all we asked our representatives to do once they got into office was to stop it.
Raw Story reports that now that she's in control, Nancy's having none of it:
Ever since federal investigators learned of the emails and IMs Mark Foley was sending to under aged boys an investigation was underway to determine exactly to what depth he had violated laws.
You'll recall the original story, unless you have the memory of a republican trying to forget 9/11, when Foley was trying to get into the pants of one particular congressional page and ABC News' Brian Ross published the text of one of the messages.
Foley passed off the allegations by claiming that they were merely messages that were a little too racy. But as more and more text was made available to the public, it became clear that this United States Congressman was about 2 glasses of wine and one Playstation away from raping one of these kids in person. In fact, one message suggested that the congressman and a page would be in close proximity very soon.
The story has simmered out of the headlines. But the hard work of learning who said what and whether any laws were broken is still underway. You are right to be shocked by the name of the person who is standing in the way of that investigation; Nancy Pelosi the Democratic Speaker of the Hosue of Representatives.
"If we are not granted access to said equipment (Mark Foley's official congressional computer hard drive), I respectfully request a written response specifying the reason for the denial and direction to the court process or other procedure required to gain the requested access," FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a Dec. 11 letter, according to the Palm Beach Post.
The above plea sounds very much like one of the letters our own Democrats have sent to George W. Bush trying to convince him to bring himself within the law. But this time it's we Democrats who are the focus of this scandalous refusal to cooperate that, given enough time, will begin to smack of a cover up for one of the very people that got us to the polls in the first place.
Have you contacted your representative lately?