Miller Gets Alleged Scoop on Baucus from Foley

Politics Daily’s Emily Miller uses her longstanding connections to get a quote from former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.), who left Congress in 2006 immersed in a sexual scandal regarding underage male pages.

“I know Foley from when he was a deputy whip when I was communications director for then-Majority Whip Tom DeLay,” Miller wrote in her “Emily’s Post” column Monday.”On Monday, I e-mailed Foley to ask if he thought Baucus has a drinking problem. Foley responded: “I am in no position to judge the senators drinking habits, but it is clearly not advisable to take to the Senate floor for a major debate on health policy if you have been consuming alcoholic beverages to the degree it impairs your speech…”

See Miller’s full story here.

Politico’s Patrick Gavin also reports on the Baucus matter and what Foley had to say on his Facebook page.

*Update: Fishbowl’s getting complaints, so in the spirit of unbiased Journalism, here is an excerpt of a statement from Ty Matsdorf, spokesman for Sen. Baucus. It’s also in Miller’s linked story, but here it is for those who want it right up front and in your face: “When his friend of 30 years Ted Kennedy, with whom he had fought so hard to provide health care to children, was being used as a cheap foil to oppose health care reform, Senator Baucus gave a passionate defense. …This is beyond the pale and this type of gutter politics has no place in the public sphere. …What is even more sad is that such a personal attack would be given any validity at all, let alone being elevated to the status of “news”.”