And the First to Fall on the Sword Is…
Kirk Fordham, Chief of Staff for Rep. Tom Reynolds. CNN is developing a story that he’s resigned in the wake of the Mark Foley scandal.
It had to have been expected, as Reynolds’ reelection is anything but a shoo-in. Fordham managed three of Foley’s campaigns, and was his chief of staff until 2004, when he left to join the Mel Martinez campaign for the US Senate.
Fordham claims that he didn’t tell Reynolds anything about the instant messages until last week. Whether that’s the truth or not remains to be seen, and certainly doesn’t negate Hastert’s role in the scandal.
Fordham resigning and saying that he didn’t tell Reynolds provides a neat little firebreak between Foley and the NRCC.