In all the coverage of the Foley Republican child predator scandal, we almost overlooked the key role of Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM). Wilson, who you may recall literally wept for the cameras after the Janet Jackson/Super Bowl episode, served on the House Page Board at a time when pages were warned about Foley. In fact, she was on the page board when Foley gave that creepy speech in 2002 about he cruised down to Morton’s in his BMW with one of the pages:
U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson’s service on the seemingly innocuous House Page Board has brought the Mark Foley scandal into the Albuquerque Republican’s hotly contested race for re-election.
Wilson’s Democratic opponent, Attorney General Patricia Madrid, charged Monday that Wilson failed to protect the pages from a sexual predator when she was one of five members of the board from 2001-04.
“This board was specifically charged with taking care of the pages,” Madrid said.
Rep. Wilson loved the media attention she garnered from her tears over Janet Jackson. She was so worried about the children. Too bad she didn’t pay as much attention to the pages for whom she was responsible. Heather Wilson was either ignorant about what was going on with Foley or she ignored it. Either way, she failed to protect the kids.