Dem Tim Mahoney Elected to Remove 'Ethical Cloud' of His Disgraced Predecessor, Mark

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by John_Wensink, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Mr. Mahoney also ran on family values and ethical values.

    z10 curiously missed this cut and paste.

    Congressman's $121,000 Payoff to Alleged Mistress

    West Palm Beach Congressman Tim Mahoney (D-FL), whose predecessor resigned in the wake of a sex scandal, agreed to a $121,000 payment to a former mistress who worked on his staff and was threatening to sue him, according to current and former members of his staff who have been briefed on the settlement, which involved Mahoney and his campaign committee.

    The affair between Congressman Tim Mahoney and Patricia Allen began, according to current and former staffers, in 2006 when Mahoney was campaigning for Congress against Foley, promising "a world that is safer, more moral."
    (ABC News)
    Mahoney, who is married, also promised the woman, Patricia Allen, a $50,000 a year job for two years at the agency that handles his campaign advertising, the staffers said.


    A Mahoney spokesperson would not answer questions about the alleged affair or the settlement, but said Allen resigned of her own accord and "has not received any special payment from campaign funds."


    Senior Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives, including Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), the chair of the Democratic Caucus, have been working with Mahoney to keep the matter from hurting his re-election campaign, the Mahoney staffers said.

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    A spokesperson for Emanuel denies that account, but said Emanuel did confront Mahoney "upon hearing a rumor" about an affair in 2007 and "told him he was in public life and had a responsibility to act accordingly." The spokesperson added that it was a "private conversation" that had nothing to do with Mahoney's re-election prospects.



    Emanuel's spokesperson said Emanual had not had any further contacts with Mahoney on the subject and did not know the woman involved worked on Mahoney's Congressional staff until informed by ABC News.


    Mahoney was elected two years ago following the abrupt resignation of his disgraced predecessor, Republican Mark Foley, whose lewd internet messages to teenage boys and Congressional pages created a national outrage.


    The affair between Mahoney and Allen began, according to the current and former staffers, in 2006 when Mahoney was campaigning for Congress against Foley, promising "a world that is safer, more moral."
     
  2. Hilarious.

    Mahoney lucked out when as a 20-1 underdog the Foley scandal broke. His district isn't even close to being a "safe" Dem district so this will very possibly sink him. What are the odds of 2 Congressmen from the same district losing their seat from the effects of sexual impropriety in consecutive campaigns?

    BTW: The rumor is Mahoney's mistress was pissed when he started having an affair with yet another woman. Not to drag poor Mrs. Mahoney into this but both her and Ms. Allen are two of the ugliest looking women in Palm Beach County.
     
  3. If this guy was a republican, the dems would be out with attack ads making him the poster boy for the republicans in congress, like they did with foley. Republicans know the media will eviscerate them for "negative" campaigning so they shy away from anything tough.

    Republicans should be running ads nonstop attacking Barney Frank, chris Dodd, that William Jefferson guy who they have on video taking bribes and now this guy. Instead, nothing.

    Plus, McCain seems to feel obligated to go around to rallies and tell people that Obama is a fine man. He doesn't know that. He probably knows as little about Obama as anyone else, which is to say not much. He should be saying Obama is a radical who cannot be trusted as president. That he represents the values of Rev. Wright, Bill ayers and a coorupt chicago democrat machine.
     
  4. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    He mostly does anti Republican and Conservative propaganda.

    I think his name was Joseph Goebbels in another life.
     
  5. Maybe mccain is trying to appeal to intelligent people. That could be a reason.
     
  6. whiney bitches..

    STRAP UP, enlist and go serve your country

    protect me from evil do'ers