Adding Undue Influence to your Job Watch

Courtesy of GaPD

Qouth the candidate:

“John Eaves (D), candidate for Fulton County Commission Chair, today called for the resignation of U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert following the discovery that he and others on his staff had prior knowledge of inappropriate e-mail correspondence between Congressman Mark Foley and a former Congressional page. Eaves called for the resignation at a 10 a.m. press conference on the steps of Fulton County Courthouse.”

Desperate ploy for attention, or confusion as to what role his office will serve? I think more of the former.

21 comments

  1. one big D says:

    John Eaves’ rule. He’s a Rhodes Scholar and a German Marshall Fellow. And has a degree from Yale and was a manager for the Peace Corps. You can’t get an smarter, less politically imfluenced by the big boys than that. The man thinks for himself. If he was towing the Party line then his statement about an Intern Bill of Rights would have come about 6 weeks from now when the Republican ship has sailed and landed.

    Republicans might want to watch out who they let in their tent. Lee Morris is barely a Republican. Morris is an RBA – Republican by Appointment.

  2. debbie0040 says:

    Since when have liberal Democrats been concerned about child predators?

    The Republican controlled Georgia House and Senate passed the toughest child predator bill in the nation. The liberal Democrat group, The ACLU, filed suit to stop the bill from being enforced.

    27 Democratic House members voted against that bill.

  3. Mojo says:

    Since when did the ACLU become a “liberal Democrat group?” As far as I know it isn’t affiliated with any party, but I guess it is just easier to make everything a partisan affair. Simple minds do simple things.

    27 Reps. are certainly an indicator of an entire political party. God, I’d hate it if someone attempted to make a lone sexual predator indicative of my political party. I’d just hate that.

  4. debbie0040 says:

    Mojo, that is exactly what the Democrats are trying to do now so don’t be so hypocritical.

    The ACLU is used by liberal democrats to subvert the will of the people.

  5. one big D says:

    debbie – step away from the bottle, put aside the meth pipe, stop drinking the crazy Christian kool-aid…you can do better. You have the POWER to think and write with love and common sense and not crazy subversion talk.

    How do you know that John Eaves’ is a liberal Democrat? What specifically in his bio is screaming “liberal Democrat” to you?

  6. Fogle says:

    “Since when did the ACLU become a ‘liberal Democrat group?'”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

    Seriously?

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  7. debbie0040 says:

    Most Democrats are liberal. The ones that are not are ostracized by the liberal elitists that control the Democratic Party. IE:Joe Lieberman, Zell Miller

    One Big D, you have been listening to Air America radio too much. You Dems and your talking points.. Try thinking for yourselves not just relaying talking points given to you by George Soros or Howard Dean.

    The bottom line is that some House Democrats voted against the child predator bill. The Republican controlled Senate and House passed it. This was not done under Gov. Roy Barnes, Mark Taylor or the Democrats. Now all of a sudden the tough talk from the Democrats begin. It is laughable.

  8. Fogle says:

    “What no one has asked, and maybe there is no answer….

    How did Foley get screen names for the pages?”

    Umm… Mad Dog… wrong post? Believe it or not, while it may be a big story right now, this was one of the three or four posts on Peach Pundit that actually had Foley-free comments. Take it elsewhere.

  9. RuralDem says:

    “Most Democrats are liberal.”

    I hope you mean nationally because that’s false here in Georgia. Many rural areas are still voting for Democrats on a local level who are far from liberal.

    The ACLU is a liberal group. Not a Democratic group. Major difference.

  10. John Konop says:

    debbie,

    I do agree it looks political. But his idea is a not the best. Yet why not make sure the interns or pages are safe. I do not think they need a bill of rights. The Government just needs to follow basic HR policy.

    Mad dog is right, in any company you could not give out private information like “screen names for the pages”. We do not need hearings , just have Government function like the real world.

  11. MelGX says:

    Ah yes, the old ACLU is a bunch of liberals line, and echoed by a Democrat no less. The ACLU defends the constitution. If that makes them “liberal”, then so be it. We all know how conservatives hate the Constitution, but even Rush Limbaugh changed his tune after the ACLU argued on his behalf after his drug bust.

  12. Fogle says:

    “The ACLU defends the constitution. If that makes them ‘liberal’, then so be it.”

    “The ACLU doesn’t defend the 2nd Amendment.”

    Check…

    and…

    MATE!

  13. Mojo says:

    debbie,

    “Mojo, that is exactly what the Democrats are trying to do now so don’t be so hypocritical.”

    Damn you sure are smart. I was hoping you’d get it. Geez.

    “The ACLU is used by liberal democrats to subvert the will of the people.”

    They seem to be pretty consistent in regards to defending civil liberties, no matter how unpopular, across the board.

  14. Mojo says:

    Fogle,

    “Seriously?”

    Yeah…seriously. Should I now refer to the NRA as a conservative Republican group? Or is that unfair?

  15. Mojo says:

    Jace,

    “The ACLU doesn’t defend the 2nd Amendment.”

    They interpret the 2nd Amendment literally by saying it is “intended mainly to protect the right of the states to maintain militias to assure their own freedom and security against the central government,” and that is does not “confer an unlimited right upon individuals to own guns or other weapons,” and that “the Constitution contains no barriers to reasonable regulations of gun ownership. If we can license and register cars, we can license and register guns.”

    Now, in regards to that I definitely disagree with the ACLU. If they are to accept that the Constitution implies the right for an abortion (it doesn’t) then it seems hypocritical for them to read the 2nd Amendment so literally. Hell, debbie and Fogle might actually have a point after all.

    I think I just defeated myself at my own argument. Darn.

  16. Mad Dog says:

    Hey Foley,

    The thread had comments about sexual predators.

    “debbie0040 // Oct 5th 2006 at 7:26 am

    Since when have liberal Democrats been concerned about child predators?”

    Child predator of choice is Foley, who was a sponsor or author or voted for the bill debbie was touting.

    Take yourself out. 😛

  17. atlantaman says:

    He may have book smarts, but does not appear to have common sense. I want my County Commissioner worrying about zoning and property taxes, not Mark Foley. I know politicians are tempted to pander, but this is ridiculous.

    It seems like a desperate attempt to win a campaign which may have been one of the most poorly run in a decade. This seat should be a slam-dunk for the Democrats as Fulton is a solid Democrat county. When Bush was far more popular then he is now he only did 40% in Fulton (in a state that went 58% for him). The fact the Republicans even have a shot again for Fulton County Commission Chair should be a major source of embarrassment for the Democrats. Mr. Eaves let me give you some advice: try to get a little more local when you’re running for County Commission – read Tip O’Neal’s book.

    What’s next, commentary on Hugo Chavez?

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