Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Reynolds' aide, a Greece native, resigns

Joseph Spector
Staff writer

(October 4, 2006) — "I have resigned today from Congressman Tom Reynolds' office," said chief of staff Kirk Fordham in an official email from the office of Rep. Reynolds, R-Clarence, Erie County.

"It is clear the Democrats are intent on making me a political issue in my boss's race, and I will not let them do so," said Fordham, a lifelong Greece native.
The finger-pointing has already begun, however, with anonymous pro-Fordham sources telling ABC that Fordham is being used as a “scapegoat” by House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who is himself under fire for his handing of the Foley scandal.

The sources say Fordham “had repeatedly warned Hastert’s staff about Foley’s “problem” with pages, but little was done.”
Capitol Hill sources say Fordham's resignation was demanded by Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, whose job is on the line because of his handling of the page scandal.
You've got to hand it to gay man Kirk Fordham. Despite every indication that it's GOP Big Boss Dennis Hastert who wants his ass, he's going down blaming the Democrats. Because that's what Republicans do, I guess...

The good news: if Kirk keeps staying on message, he'll be back in Washington before you know it. Maybe even as a lobbyist...

UPDATE: The Usual Suspects drink their gallon of GOP Kool-Aid and opine that this is yet another liberal Democratic attack against The Gays, who are ordinarily embraced and sometimes even breastfed by their Republican protectors. Yikes. Then again, Noted Gay Rights Activist LaShawn Barber has given their post a trackback, so I think it's fair to say that the Gay Patriotic Duo can best be known by the company they keep.

UPDATE McUPDATE: Oh good lord... What is wrong with this picture?
What I truly appreciate about the Republicans is the thoroughness of their cleansing rituals. (Via Gay Orbit)