According to ABC, Florida laws may spare the congressman because of the state's three-year statute of limitations....
Who's to blame?
House Republican leadership, for one, who had knowledge of Foley's inappropriate behavior for years. The emails originally leaked out of the office of Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-LA), a Democrat-cum-Republican [Oh they didn't write that. Oh yes they did. -eds] who changed parties in 2004. But the untold story is that the media, too, had a hand in protecting Foley.
"It added up to this conclusion," [St. Petersburg Times Executive Editor] Brown added. "To print what we had seemed to be a shortcut to taint [Oh he didn't say that. Oh yes he did. -eds] a member of Congress without actually having the goods."
By Frances Langum — September 13, 2007