Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Latest Republican Blame Game

Foley Latest: Sin & Spin ...

Republican efforts to turn the tables and claim that the Democrats have anything whatever to do with this scandal are so egregious even Wolf Blitzer had to confront Rep Patrick McHenry (R-NC) on his contention that the Dems timed the release of this information (contradicting ABC's official statements to the contrary). Via ThinkProgress:
BLITZER: Do you have any evidence at all that Democrats or others might have been behind the timing of this scandal?

MCHENRY: Look, let’s be honest…

BLITZER: Do you have any evidence to back that charge up?

MCHENRY: No, no, actually, if the Democrats had any issue with saying this, putting all the facts out on the table, they would say, certainly, I’ll testify under oath that I had no involvement in it. They’ve said no.

BLITZER: Well, you don’t have any evidence, though, right?

MCHENRY: Well, look at the fact points.

BLITZER: Yes or no, do you have any evidence, Congressman?

MCHENRY: Do you have any evidence that they weren’t involved?

BLITZER: I’m just asking if you’re just throwing out an accusation or if you have any hard evidence.
Photo Credit: Mark Foley. (AlterNet)

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