News An Available Slot Is a Terrible Thing To Waste
posted by April 5 at 7:22 AMon
Teenagers all over America are clamoring to become… congressional pages?
In September, news broke that [Mark] Foley, a Florida Republican, had sent sexually explicit e-mails and instant messages to a male former page in 2005. Foley immediately resigned, and House Republican leaders came under fire for not taking any action…. House Democrats demanded an investigation, and a handful of Congress members called for the page program’s immediate suspension….
Six months later, the Democrats have taken over Congress and a House Ethics Committee investigation concluded that Republican leaders did not break any rules in handling Foley’s actions toward the pages. Not only does the House page program remain intact, it has received a record number of applications since the Foley scandal broke, according to the House’s Office of the Clerk, which runs the program. A year earlier, the House page program couldn’t even fill all of its available slots.
Insert your own “available slots” joke here.