Scandal engulfs Florida Democrat

Scandal engulfs Florida Democrat

There are 70 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 14, 2008, titled Scandal engulfs Florida Democrat. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Democrat Tim Mahoney, Oct. 26, 2006 The Democrat who replaced disgraced Florida Rep.

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Madman

Saint Paul, MN

#63 Oct 16, 2008
Consistent wrote:
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Two-faced Leftists!
Thank you for the penetrating analysis and profound wisdom! Your keen wit always leaves everyone touched, moved, and inspired every time you click on "Post Comment."

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Madman

Saint Paul, MN

#64 Oct 16, 2008
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<quoted text>Because they are DEMOCRATS.
FLORIDA VOTERS: Here's another fine mess you've gotten us into. Aren't there any candidates from EITHER party you can elect who are not seriously morally challenged?

The circumstances around Mark Foley and Tim Mahoney differ, but only by a small degree. Mahoney was not as hypocritical as the Pro-Family, Anti-Gay Foley, but that is of little comfort. He should resign his seat immediately, and the Executive Committees of both parties should conduct extensive background checks on their nominees for a special election.

Try to get it right THIS time!!!!
Franklin Adams

Fargo, ND

#65 Oct 16, 2008
Madman wrote:
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FLORIDA VOTERS: Here's another fine mess you've gotten us into. Aren't there any candidates from EITHER party you can elect who are not seriously morally challenged?
The circumstances around Mark Foley and Tim Mahoney differ, but only by a small degree. Mahoney was not as hypocritical as the Pro-Family, Anti-Gay Foley, but that is of little comfort. He should resign his seat immediately, and the Executive Committees of both parties should conduct extensive background checks on their nominees for a special election.
Try to get it right THIS time!!!!
We agree on something for once. The democratic leadership should also be grilled as the republicans were. What did they know and when did they know it? If you are going to be fair anyways.
Madman

Saint Paul, MN

#66 Oct 16, 2008
Franklin Adams wrote:
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We agree on something for once. The democratic leadership should also be grilled as the republicans were. What did they know and when did they know it? If you are going to be fair anyways.
Amen Brother! The Dems should get raked over the same coals they used for Foley and the Republican leadership. I am a Democrat, but Fair is Fair!

The only possible Good that may come out of this is for the Parties to pay a LOT more attention to the people they endorse. A couple grand for a P.I. could save the country a huge mess later on, when the sleaze hits the fan. I do not suffer fools gladly -- of either party.
Pragmatist

Burnsville, MN

#67 Oct 16, 2008
Madman wrote:
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FLORIDA VOTERS: Here's another fine mess you've gotten us into. Aren't there any candidates from EITHER party you can elect who are not seriously morally challenged?
The circumstances around Mark Foley and Tim Mahoney differ, but only by a small degree. Mahoney was not as hypocritical as the Pro-Family, Anti-Gay Foley, but that is of little comfort. He should resign his seat immediately, and the Executive Committees of both parties should conduct extensive background checks on their nominees for a special election.
Try to get it right THIS time!!!!
I agree they are both sleaze, but to say Mahoney isn't as bad as Foley is really hard to quantify. Mahoney beat up on Foley all during the election, then gets caught on moral turpitude as well. Stupid is as stupid does I guess.
Madman

Saint Paul, MN

#68 Oct 16, 2008
Pragmatist wrote:
<quoted text>I agree they are both sleaze, but to say Mahoney isn't as bad as Foley is really hard to quantify. Mahoney beat up on Foley all during the election, then gets caught on moral turpitude as well. Stupid is as stupid does I guess.
You are right, it is hard to quantify differing methods of Stupidity. I am not going to try. Let's just agree that in this case, Stupid is as Stupid does!
Carlos H

Minneapolis, MN

#69 Oct 16, 2008
Mahoney tried to pay off his gal. Didn't hear Pelsoi and gang condemn Mahnoney like she did Foley.

Since: Sep 07

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#70 Oct 17, 2008
Carlos H wrote:
Mahoney tried to pay off his gal. Didn't hear Pelsoi and gang condemn Mahnoney like she did Foley.
Dems have pulled out. Mahoney is on his own
Buttomfly

Middleton, WI

#71 Oct 17, 2008
These matters need to be aired in a public forum. They are paid by the taxpayers to represent us. What they do on their own time is their own business but when it involves sleazy affairs and paid call girls, that's where it crosses the line.

We need to know who these people really are so we can weed them out of the public positions. It is obvious they are using their positions of influence in the wrong arenas. And to think that they it should be kept under wraps so they can go about their daily life serving the public with no one the wiser? Go back to private business and stop cashing public paychecks then.

It's time all the political offices got a house cleaning anyway. Some new younger faces, who have to live with their decisions for a few generations is what we need. Not more so called "experienced"
politicians who will never live to see the destruction their votes have had on the American citizens and future generations.

Since: Sep 07

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#72 Oct 17, 2008
Buttomfly wrote:
These matters need to be aired in a public forum. They are paid by the taxpayers to represent us. What they do on their own time is their own business but when it involves sleazy affairs and paid call girls, that's where it crosses the line.
We need to know who these people really are so we can weed them out of the public positions. It is obvious they are using their positions of influence in the wrong arenas. And to think that they it should be kept under wraps so they can go about their daily life serving the public with no one the wiser? Go back to private business and stop cashing public paychecks then.
It's time all the political offices got a house cleaning anyway. Some new younger faces, who have to live with their decisions for a few generations is what we need. Not more so called "experienced"
politicians who will never live to see the destruction their votes have had on the American citizens and future generations.
I could not agree more. The problem? They are all corrupt when they get to Washington, or, they become corrupt when they get there. Worse, once they are there, their constituants only want all the other corrupt politicians thrown out, they are happy to keep theirs because of all the pork/"ear marks" thrown their way. I am certain our founding fathers never envisioned how our government would become. Now that it has, I'm sure they are sick to see it. I do not know how to make it better.(getting ACORN out of there would be a good start)

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