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How the Mighty Fall

Posted by shadmia on November 4, 2006

Just when you thought that Mark Foley was the worst thing that could happen to the Republicans before the mid-term elections, two more prominent figures are disgraced.

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Bob Ney (R-OH) is finally convinced that he should resign from Congress. He sent the letter of resignation to the House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Friday Nov 3 2006, four days before the elections. Ney had already pleaded guilty to conspiracy and making false statements on Oct 13 2006. He was implicated in the Jack Abramoff scandal and admitted to receiving money and gifts from Abramoff and in return provided political favors to Abramoff’s clients. Just like Mark Foley, he blamed all his troubles on alcoholism and checked himself into a “program”. Before his fall from grace Bob Ney was the House Administration chairman and earned the nickname “Mayor of Capitol Hill”. He is to be sentenced in January 2007 and faces a possible 10 years in prison.

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The Rev. Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals and head of the New Life Church, resigned Thursday Nov 2 2006. He was accused of using drugs and having a homosexual relationship with Mike Jones, a gay bodybuilder from Denver, over a three year period. It was Jones who broke the story to a radio station, saying he was angry over Haggard’s open and vocal opposition to gay marriage and homosexuals. Haggard was influential both on Capitol Hill and with the White House.

One Response to “How the Mighty Fall”

  1. Oscarandre said

    Two things continue to amaze me about stories like this
    (1) How brazen hypocrisy so often correlates with incredible dumbness; and
    (2) Just how much trouble men get into with their penises.

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