Shimkus: I kept Foley e-mails secret because of the Democrats

House Page Board chairman explains why he didn't tell others about inappropriate e-mails.

Published December 8, 2006 8:30PM (EST)

House Page Board chairman John Shimkus on why he didn't tell Page Board member Dale Kildee about the inappropriate e-mail messages Mark Foley sent to a former page: "Dale's a nice guy, but he's a Democrat, and I was afraid it would be blown out of proportion."

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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