Thursday, October 05, 2006


Sue Kelly runs from Mark Foley, but she can't hide...

There's little doubt that Sue Kelly spent much of today trying to run from her involvement in what's now being called Pagegate. But unfortunately for Sue, the facts can be stubborn things. That's because as both Roll Call and the Times-Union blog are reporting, just last week, Sue Kelly stood side-by-side with Mark Foley to collect money from a group called PROM, or Physicians to Retain our Majority. Here's the official invite, which conveniently omitted Kelly's name. Not to mention Foley and NY-20's John Sweeney. But here's what the Times-Union blog had to say about the event:

Members of the PROM committee include two New Yorkers - John Sweeney (20th CD) and Sue Kelly (19th CD) - as well as Shelley Moore Capito, of West Virginia, who is a member of the House Page Board and was not told of the Foley emails when the issue came up earlier this year.

The name of this committee, which helps candidates tap new donor bases, is doubly unfortunate when you consider this passage from yesterday's Washington Post:

"The pages did, however, receive a lot of attention from Foley. He attended one of their parties in a tuxedo. He donated to the fundraiser that helps pay for their prom and spoke admiringly about them in floor speeches. He learned their names and asked them about themselves. For many, it was welcome attention."

Will Sue Kelly return the money she collected that night? Or will she continue to hide?

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