GLENN: I want to play the audio of a Democratic congressman that was firing his mistress. Why does this play a role? Well, it's not going to play a role. Let's be serious. If this was a Republican congressman, it would be everywhere. But here is a Democratic congressman. In fact, a guy who -- do you remember the big scandal with Mark Foley? Remember? Who was accused of writing e-mails to interns in a gay scandal? Nothing ever came of that but it not only -- not only did it lose the seat for congress for the Republicans in Florida but it also was the turning point and the final nail in the coffin for the Republican party. It was "I've had enough of the ethics, I've had enough of the scandal." Remember? This do-nothing congress, they haven't done anything and the world is on fire; why haven't they done anything. Where is the outrage? Where are the specials about broken Washington? Where are those things that happened? Where is the outrage that congress not only has done nothing but they are sleeping with corruption, that the members of congress who are in charge of policing the financial district are the ones, the Democrats are the ones who brought it on. Where is the big reports on Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd? Where's the outrage about how they've done absolutely nothing? Where is the outrage from the media on the partisanship? Where is the outrage on the scandals?
Charlie Rangel, now the replacement of Mark Foley, the guy who ran his campaign on a more moral America. Here he is trying to fire his mistress on the phone.
VOICE: You're fired. Do you hear me? Don't tell me whether it's correct or not.
VOICE: Tell me why else I'm fired.
VOICE: There's no why else.
VOICE: Yeah, there is.
VOICE: No, it's you're fired because I said that you, you know, I'm the judge and the jury, okay? You're fired. Do you hear me? Call what's her name. Today was your last day. If you want to keep on thinking, you know, that I'm not being fair or somehow this is a negotiation, this is not a negotiation, okay? You know, you're not in a position to negotiate with me on this, okay? It's my decision, okay? You work at my pleasure. Do you understand what that means?
VOICE: What does it mean?
VOICE: It means that you work at my pleasure. If you do the job that I think that you should do, you get to keep your job. Whenever I don't feel like you are doing your job, then you lose your job. And guess what? The only person that matters is guess who? Me. Do you understand that? That's the way life really is. This is how it works.
VOICE: You know you are upset about something else.
GLENN: Stop. She is trying to bait him. She is trying to get him to admit to the affair. Now, do you have any idea why she broke up with him? Dan, do you know? Congressman Tim Mahoney, Democrat of Florida whose campaign was a world that is safer and more moral, that's what he promised, a world that is safer and more moral. In fact, his TV campaign ads featured a picture of him with his wife Terry in the line restoring America's values begin at home. Do you know why she was breaking up with him?
DAN: I do not, Glenn. Shockingly I haven't seen much about this story in the news.
GLENN: Oh, you haven't? It's weird. It isn't everywhere? Stu, you've seen this on all the nightly news and everything, right?
STU: Well, I know there's all the reports about how this is going to turn the election against the Democrats for corruption. I know that there's that going on, but --
GLENN: I haven't seen that one.
STU: Well, people -- they are thinking about how to approach it.
GLENN: Okay. Restoring America's values begin at home. How exactly, why is she breaking up? Why does she decide to -- why is she mad at him? Apparently, apparently she told ABC News -- or yeah, ABC News that she sought to break off the affair when she learned that Mahoney was allegedly involved in other extramarital relationships at the same time. When you can't trust the guy who's cheating on his wife with you, who can you trust? He just said, "You work at my pleasure." I don't know if he understood that. It's "Work at my pleasure" or "Work for my pleasure," I'm not sure. But "Work at my pleasure" is I'm sure what he meant. He said, if you do the job that I think you should do, then you keep your job. Whenever I feel like you are not doing your job, then you lose your job. And guess what? The only person that matters is, guess who? Me? You understand that? That's the way life really is. That's how it works. Gosh, that doesn't sound like a Democrat. I wish she had a union she could go to. He said, "You're fired, do you hear me? Don't tell me whether it's correct or not. You're fired." "Tell me why else I'm fired." "There is no why R why else." "You are firing me for other reasons and you are not man enough to say it. So why don't you say it."
Well, why do you think? He is being set up by her. There is no white hat in this. They are both bad. The question is where's the media? By the way, they gave her $61,000 and $60,000 in legal fees. Oh, by the way, you know how the big scandal -- Stu, do you remember Mark Foley. What happened to that one? Because there was a lot of problems in that one, right? There was -- oh, who was it? Wasn't somebody accused of knowing?
STU: Yeah, they were going after the Republican leadership.
GLENN: The Republican leadership.
STU: They should have stopped it because they knew.
GLENN: That's right. The head of the caucus knew and they should have -- and then they should have said something. And then they were looking for connections. It was never proven but they were looking for connections that everybody knew and everybody was going in on it and everybody was just, shhh, keep it quiet until after the election.
Senior dim I can leaders in the house of representatives including representative Rahm Emmanuel, the chair of the Democratic caucus, have been working with Mahoney to keep the matter from hurting his reelection campaign according to the staff of Mahoney. A spokesperson for Emmanuel denies that account but Rahm Emmanuel did confront Mahoney upon hearing a rumor about an affair in 2007 and told him that he was in public life and he had a responsibility to act accordingly. Spokesperson added that it was a private conversation and had nothing to do with Mahoney's reelection prospects.
Well, wait a minute. Why didn't they investigate this? Why didn't they go off on it? Emmanuel's spokesperson said Emmanuel had no other further contacts with Mahoney on the subject and didn't know the woman involved worked on Mahoney's congressional staff until informed by ABC News. He was busy in his office with his mistress working on a safer, more moral world, restoring America's values begins at home, as soon as I get there.
STU: I hadn't heard that part about the leadership potentially helping him. I mean, that is the exact same story. Unless the media is just homophobic because maybe they just are afraid of gay people.
STU: This is certainly how it would be spun if it was the other way.
GLENN: No, no, they are not homophobic.
STU: Are you sure because they --
GLENN: Barney Frank, he's got his gay lover or boyfriend or husband, whatever he -- I don't know what he called him, his significant other that was working at Fannie Mae. I want to say it's Freddie because I don't want to say it's Fannie when -- anyway, had his lover working there, was one of the directors that helped push low income housing, helped push for lower standards for mortgages.
STU: The case you seem to be making is that they would just do whatever favor they are parting. That's just -- I know that's not what you mean because that's such a crazy thought in politics.
GLENN: Unless it's too politically incorrect to go after and even ask the question, isn't there a conflict of interest with you on banking committee for oversight and you pushing for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, pushing for more loans and lower standards when your spouse or whatever is a director in that organization, also pushing for lower standards? Isn't there some conflict of interest? Is it a possibility that they are just doing it because it would hurt their side in the media?