Friday, October 27, 2006



Just when the political world was settling down from the Mark Foley controversy (come on, as if anything was going to come out of the ethic committee investigation before the election), it is now becoming more and more apparent that there was another congressman who liked to stick his hand in the page cookie jar. This time it's Arizona congressman Jim Kolbe. From ABC:
A source close to former House Clerk Jeff Trandahl told ABC News that Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) was one of a small number of "problem members" of Congress who page program supervisors complained spent too much time socializing with pages, taking them to dinner or sporting events outside of official duties.

What I'm curious about is the above quote makes reference "a small number of 'problem' members". The piece acknowledges that Foley was also on this list. Was there anyone else? I would tend to assume that if a Democratic member of Congress was on this exclusive list that his name would be up in neon lights on the Mall, so if there are more than two members on this list, is it another Republican. And if so, who is it? How long is this list really? If this list even exists, are steps being taken to deal with the problem members? Did the problem members commit any crimes or were they overly friendly or 'creepy' as the ABC piece notes? Lots of questions here.

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