Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Dare I Say Foleygate?

The Washington Times today called for the resignation of Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. He is the ranking Republican in the House of Representatives (you might even remember that he replaced Tom Delay after his indictment came down). Hastert's counterpart in the Senate is Bill Frist (the guy who gave a tele-exam to Terri Schiavo and declared her to be just fine and dandy).

All of this backstory is just that. The Republicans have skeletons and scandals just like the Democrats do. On C-SPAN this morning the Republicans who called in all brought up Monica, but here's the thing: there's a difference between consensual and predatory. Yes, Ted Kennedy has been around the block a time or two. But it's been consensual. And Bill Clinton definitely got busy in the oval office - with a 21-year-old ADULT. Again, consensual.

Mr. Foley, on the other hand, seems to be a predator who preys on underage boys. This is a problem. It's called pedophilia and it's wrong.

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