Top House Republicans knew for months about e-mail traffic between Representative Mark Foley and a former teenage page, but kept the matter secret and allowed Mr. Foley to remain head of a Congressional caucus on children’s issues, Republican lawmakers said Saturday.
The exchanges began with what Republicans now describe as an ”œoverfriendly” e-mail message from Mr. Foley to the unidentified teenager.
Overfriendly? That’s like a cigar is to Lewinsky. Please. Bottom line however, this is a real cover-up now. Who knew what when are the operative questions.