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Dems attempting to narrow kiddie-pred gap

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DanOregon, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former aide to Sen. Maria Cantwell is in federal custody after being arrested on a charge of attempting to sexually exploit a minor.

    James Michael McHaney was fired Friday from his job as a scheduler for Cantwell, D-Wash., hours after he was arrested by FBI agents. The FBI said in a charging document that McHaney allegedly tried to set up a meeting with an undercover witness posing online as a teenage boy.

    McHaney, who appeared in federal court Saturday, was being held without bond pending a court hearing Wednesday, said Channing Phillips, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office for the District of Columbia.

    According to court papers, McHaney, known as Mike, tried to arrange a lunchtime meeting with an unidentified person posing as a 13-year-old boy. When the witness asked whether McHaney was interested in sex with a 13-year-old, McHaney allegedly replied, "I'll be there," the court papers said. He later asked for a photo of the child.
  2. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Coulda swore my first read on this thred title was "Dems attempting to narrow kiddie-porn gap"

    Come to think of it, maybe it should have.
  3. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Seriously? You're gonna try and hit Dems on this? Does the name Mark Foley ring a bell, asshole?
  4. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Many would be up in arms if the person Mr. McHaney had aided had an (R) after his/her name.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Annnnndddd .... we're off.
  6. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Like they were when Mark Foley did exactly the same thing.
  7. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Sure. Except the probability is some will pile on here, and some will point out the fact that he was fired as soon as he was arrested.

    And in all likelyhood, they'll be the opposing roles they played when Foley got busted.
  8. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

  9. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I'd say the letter after the name makes a lot of difference to some around here, and quite a few in the media.

    And while the family values stuff is always trumpeted as a GOP trait, you regularly see DNC representatives taking the opportunity to point out what a wonderful wife and family they have given the opportunity.
  10. Rufino

    Rufino Active Member

    First of all, any of these pervs should be in jail and we should be grateful if they are regardless of what party they are affiliated with.

    The reason Foley was such a big deal was the combination of the GOP "family values" mantra and the hypocrisy of his behavior having been known and tolerated by others in the House over a number of years. If it had been a scheduler for Foley as opposed to the congressman, that story doesn't last more than a day. Comparing the Foley incident to this is ridiculous, and would be even if this guy had worked for a GOP senator.
  11. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    And that's the other part of it, the level of the person involved.

    But I'd still bet some to the far right on here, and also with a national voice try to make something of this tonight/tomorrow.
  12. I'm not going to make much of this. It's bad all the way around.

    But of course, if it was an R instead of a D, all hell would break loose.
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