Friday, September 29, 2006

Pre-October surprise

Josh Marshall sums up the Foley scandal:
If I'm understanding this correctly, that means that the leaders of the House Republican caucus have known for almost a year that a member of their caucus was having cybersex with an underage congressional page. And apparently they did nothing about it.

I guess this is what they mean by eliminating the separation between church and state, with Foley as priest and the Republican leadership as the Catholic church.

Update: a dKos writer makes the same kind of comparison:

Fifty years from now, when historians write about the social problem of sexual predators in early 21st Century America, they will put a photo of Cardinal Bernard Law next to a photo of Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert.

On the other hand, the Republican response should come as no surprise: the problem was that Foley was gay. Of course he preyed upon underage boys -- that's what "they" do, doncha know. Take it from Mr. Family Values, Newt Gingrich.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Foley is a pedophile. Not gay. There is a difference. Perverts and predators like him hide among gay people so their vile
nature will not show.

Repubs haven't a clue, that's why they thought they could wait for
the problem to disappear. The fact that a person of authority, and as Foley,(hiding like a wolf vowing to protect children,)
could manipulate the young people makes me sick. He should go to jail. CREEP!
M. Wayland

8:19 PM  

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