According to one Oklahoma source who knows the former page very well, Edmund, a conservative Republican, goaded Foley to type embarrassing comments that were then shared with a small group of young Hill politicos. The prank went awry when the saved IM sessions got into the hands of political operatives favorable to Democrats. This source, an ally of Edmund, also adamantly proclaims that the former page is not a homosexual. The prank scenario was confirmed by a second associate of Edmund.
No matter which it is — a prankÃ‚Â the congressmanÃ‚Â fell for, or a directÃ‚Â page pickup attemptÃ‚Â — one question remains unanswered: How stupid is Foley?
By the way, do you know who Edmund’s attorney is? Timothy McVeigh’s lawyer. I think I’d pick a guy with a better track record, if you’ll pardon the expression.