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10/ 3/06

12:05 PM

Scandalabra 

Reynolds Cowers Behind Innocent Children

Embroiled in the ever-expanding Mark Foley e-creep scandal, National Republican Congressional Committee chairman and upstate representative Tom Reynolds is defending his own role in the increasingly tawdry affair. Reynolds knew of the Foley e-mails last spring, and though he says he told his boss Dennis Hastert, he did not follow up with law-enforcement officials.

At a press conference yesterday, Reynolds redirected criticism to Hastert. The excellent blog Buffalo Geek covers it all with gleeful disgust.

But sometimes it's not what you say, it's who you say it with:

We can only assume that after Reynolds finished fielding questions from reporters, the children burst into a beautiful rendition of the Eagles' country-rock chestnut "Desperado."

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