Politics: October 2006 Archives

From a Reuters story, titled Foley singled out "hot" boys: report:

Another former page said he felt he had to flirt with Foley, who has said he is homosexual and an alcoholic and that he was abused by a priest as a child.

"I didn't want to piss off a member of an institution that I really revered," the former Republican page said.

"I figured maybe someday I will want to be involved in Congress," the newspaper quoted him as saying. "I didn't want to make an enemy."

So I can't carry more than 3 ounces of toothpaste onto a commercial flight, but I can arrange for a small private plane to fly up the east river next to the UN, high rise apartment buildings, and not too far from the Metropolitan Museum of Art? That's a brilliant way to run security.

... go read today's Manhattan User's Guide.

We never had Welch's Grape Juice in the house growing up because Robert Welch was one of the founders of the John Birch Society, and that organization, still with us, opposed the Civil Rights Movement in the 60s.

Which brings us to a piece of jewelry we mentioned recently in MUG, available, as we noted, at Anthropologie. A reader better informed than we are pointed out that both Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters are owned by Richard Hayne.

Jonathan Valania wrote an excellent piece on Hayne in the Philadelphia Weekly a few years ago in which he reported that Hayne had donated $13,150 to Rick Santorum and his PAC over the years. (Santorum, as you'll recall, is anti-abortion, anti-gay rights, and in favor of teaching intelligent design.)


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