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President reacts to Foley scandal

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President Bush made his first remarks about former Rep. Mark Foley while he was in California today. Here are those comments:

"We also had a reminder of the need for people in positions of responsibility to uphold that responsibility when it comes to children, in the case of Congressman Mark Foley. I was dismayed and shocked to learn about Congressman Foley's unacceptable behavior. I was disgusted by the revelations and disappointed that he would violate the trust of the citizens who placed him in office.

Families have every right to expect that when they send their children to be a congressional page in Washington, that those children will be safe.  We have every right as citizens to expect people who hold high office behave responsibly in that office." 

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:49pm]

    

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