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Foley Scandal / Hastert #840608

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 05, 2006
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The statement from Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert†† about the House page scandal involving resigned Representative Mark Foley quoted.

(Washington: Gloria Borger) The fallout from the Foley scandal examined; details given about the Republicans & the coming elections with an AP poll cited. [HASTERT - says we are taking responsibility because the buck stops here.] Representative Ray LaHood quoted. [Free Congress Foundation Paul WEYRICH†- says Hastert would resign if necessary.] Hastert's political background reviewed. [Representative Nancy PELOSI - says the Republicans just did not get it.] The Democrats' approach to the Foley scandal discussed.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Sharyl Attkisson) The worsening page scandal examined; details given about the FBI investigation of Foley's instant messages to pages with a taped message from the FBI hotline played. Representative John Boehner's letter to the House clerk about Foley's behavior with pages quoted. [Representative Doc HASTINGS - comments on the investigation.] [Former page Tyson VIVYAN††- describes Foley's message references.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) A discussion held with Democratic strategist James Carville & Republican political analyst Nicolle Wallace† about the political fallout. [In studio, WALLACE - outlines the Republicans' hopes on the issue; states the party will remain on the defensive for a while, but the Democrats....] [From St. Louis, CARVILLE - outlines the multiple problems for Republicans.]

Couric, Katie;
Borger, Gloria;
Attkisson, Sharyl

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