Thursday, October 12, 2006

did rove coerce foley into running?

according to a a report in the new republic, mark foley was ready to step down from congress and transition to a career as a lobbyist earlier this year, but karl rove wouldn't have it:

According to the source, Foley said he was being pressured by "the White House and Rove gang," who insisted that Foley run. If he didn't, Foley was told, it might impact his lobbying career.

"He said, 'The White House made it very clear I have to run,'" explains Foley's friend, adding that Foley told him that the White House promised that if Foley served for two more years it would "enhance his success" as a lobbyist. "I said, 'I thought you wanted out of this?' And he said, 'I do, but they're scared of losing the House and the thought of two years of Congressional hearings, so I have two more years of duty.'"

if true, things didn't work out the way rove had hoped.

No comments: