Well things have been quiet on the Bruin Democrats blog, being summer and all. But that is going to change! 2006 and 2007 are going to be very important years for Democrats, students, and all Americans. With the Midterm elections now only 39 days away, we're in for a fun ride, a few surprises, and hopefully a lot of victories (Knock on wood).
Speaking of wood, there's a premature October surprise that has seemed to burst onto the electoral scene. Yes, it has come out that Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL), is a bit of a...err...shall we say...bad man. Foley had several AIM and email conversations with a 16-year-old Congressional page. The aim conversations were a tad inappropriate to say the least, and Foley has resigned in disgrace. Click here to read a transcript of an AIM conversation between Foley and the underage Page. WARNING: These convos are sexually explicit. The kicker? Foley was chairman of the Missing and Exploited Children caucus, and had once criticized the Supreme Court for 'protecting pedophiles.'
Well, if it doesn't seem bad enough for Republicans that one of their own is a child predator, it now appears that some senior GOP House leadership knew of Foley's emails for nearly a year and took no action on them. Evidently, this may go as high up as Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, the man who is two heartbeats away from the Presidency. This is sure to be big news if it's corroborated...so stay tuned to your blogs and news channels.
We will all have our chance to contribute to a Democratic victory this November - Bruin Democrats plan to put on a series of events and volunteer opportunities that will help out our favorite Democractic candidates. So stayed tuned to the Bruin Democrats website: http://www.bruindemocrats.com. Stay tuned to this blog, and come to our meetings every Wednesday at 6:30 pm! This year is going to be super-exciting, and I hope everyone will help us pwn the Republicans come November.