Wednesday, March 3, 2010

"Massa Just Killed Us"

... a top Washington Democrat texted this afternoon, according to the Daily News.   "It's like what Foley did to [Republicans] in the last cycle."

The national press reports the allegations of sexual harassment associated with Massa's resignation.   Meanwhile, back in Rochester, Jill Terrieri, writer for the Democrat and Chronicle does a comical whitewash of the story.  Only a fleeting mention of "unsubstantiated reports" buried deep down, and no hint of the character of the allegatons.   Feel sorry for Terrieri, and her editors.   They can't help it.

Update - 7:51pm

. . . Ronald Hikel, Massa’s former deputy chief of staff and legislative director — took the complaints to the ethics committee and was interviewed about them twice.

Hikel declined to comment about the situation, but House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) confirmed that the Democratic leadership had been informed of the allegations before the news broke.

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