Drudge has the siren out, screaming the following headline:
CLAIM: FILTHY FOLEY ONLINE MESSAGES WERE PAGE PRANK GONE AWRY
Does that peak your interest? I though so…
According to two people close to former congressional page Jordan Edmund, the now famous lurid AOL Instant Message exchanges that led to the resignation of Mark Foley were part of an online prank that by mistake got into the hands of enemy political operatives, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal.
According to one Oklahoma source who knows the former page very well, Edmund, a conservative Republican, goaded Foley to type embarrassing comments that were then shared with a small group of young Hill politicos. The prank went awry when the saved IM sessions got into the hands of political operatives favorable to Democrats. This source, an ally of Edmund, also adamantly proclaims that the former page is not a homosexual. The prank scenario was confirmed by a second associate of Edmund.
The news come on the heels that former FBI Chief Louis Freeh has been named to investigate the mess.
OK, one of two scenarios can be suggested here. #1: the ‘outed’ page could just be concocting this story so he can stay ‘in the closet’ as it were or #2: the story is true, the page in question is an angry jilted ex-lover of Foley’s who enacted a strange sort of revenge tactic (blackmail?). Foley wouldn’t take the bait and so the page passed the fake instant message conversation to Democratic operatives. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Oh, and one more thing. Neither scenario diminishes the fact that Mark Foley is still a raging pedophile who needs help and should never be a public servant ever again.
There’s always more to the story, and it’s clear we haven’t heard all of this one, yet.