Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney on Tuesday admitted causing "embarrassment and heartache" in his marriage but denied paying hush money to a former aide to be quiet about an affair. [...]Ah hahahahahaha! Ah hahahahaha! Fantastic! Of course he'll resign right? Even if he's cleared of criminal wrong doing; because that's what Foley did. So sauce for the goose and all that, right? Don't count on it. Charges like this are usually resume enhancers for Democrats. You just gotta laugh...
The statement came one day after ABC News reported on its Web site that Mahoney had an affair with an aide and then paid her $121,000 to keep her quiet and avoid a sexual harassment lawsuit.
ABC, citing unnamed current and former Mahoney staff members, said the congressman began his affair with Patricia Allen, 50, in 2006 while he was campaigning for Congress, promising to return morals and family values to Washington.
Mahoney won the race after former Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Foley resigned when it was revealed he sent lurid Internet messages to male teenage pages who had worked on Capitol Hill. Foley was cleared of criminal wrongdoing by state and federal authorities.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Florida (Democrat) Representative Who Won Foley Seat Engulfed In Scandal, Including Charges He Paid Hush Money To Staffer-Turned-Mistress: