Tuesday, October 10, 2006

oh please....

not to harp on this foley thing but please....
the republicans are scraping the bottom of the barrel here.
rather than try and dredge up a (pathetic) story from some democrat's past (note- florida, aka republican/bush paper) that will show them in equal or worse light than foley, why can't they skip the fingerpointing (he did it, no HE did, naaaa) and just admit that they fucked up by not reporting this when the issue initially emerged?
oh- that's right... they're politicians.
what was i thinking?

Allegations of Inappropriate E-mails Involving Pinellas County Democrat

Kevin King

By WTSP-TV Tampa

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- Some Florida Democrats call Kevin King a rising star amongst the ranks of Democrats, but others, like the head of the Pinellas Democratic Party, Ed Helm, have doubts.

King was arrested in 2001. A judge ordered the St. Petersburg Police Department to seal all records regarding the arrest. King admits that the arrest stems from when he was a substitute teacher. He was arrested for computer solicitation to commit a lewd and lascivious act and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to published reports, King sent e-mails or instant messages to two female students, aged 14 and 15, trying to get them to skip school and drink alcohol with him. In addition, the reports say that King also asked the 14-year-old to perform a sexual act on him.

King, who admits he was arrested, insists he did nothing wrong and points to the fact that the records were sealed and he was not found guilty of anything. King would not appear on camera for this story.

Public records obtained from the Pinellas School District state that it was initially substantiated that he was committing or convicted of a felony. King convinced the school district to change the record to say that it was "misconduct in office where a student was related."

King resigned his paid position in the Democratic Party after the primaries election to care for his parents. Two weeks ago, however, he was elected a Democratic committee member position in Pinellas. The position concerns Ed Helm. Helm had earlier asked the Florida Democratic Party leadership to relieve him of his duties in Pinellas County, "or terminate him."

This information comes in the wake of scandals involving disgraced former Congressman Mark Foley (R-Florida). Foley allegedly sent inappropriate e-mails and instant messages to former male teenage pages during his time in Washington.


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