Thursday, October 05, 2006

I don't like to judge before all the facts are in, but it appears

that Mark Foley exceeded his authority.

I know we're not supposed to judge people, and I know that I have both slept with a fellow employee and advocated descending into caves with young broads whilst armagedd. . . well, you know.

But this guy is just an iccky mothereffer, isn't he?

I believe that wholesale changes are in order here


Anonymous Mister Parker said...

As George Will put it this morning, if the Democrats can't win back the House this November, they should get into another line of work.

Thursday, October 05, 2006 9:57:00 am  
Anonymous Jestaplero said...

I actually have more sympathy for Foley than I do for the Republican/conservative blovosphere, whose take is this:

OK, here we have a Republican congressman, appointed by R's to chair the committee on exploited children, who is a pedophile who preyed on minors. Repub house leadership, aware of the situation, hushed it up for a year to hold onto a seat. What can we take from all of this? That Democrats, liberals, and the media SUCK!

We blame political correctness, tolerance and diversity, the victims, a gay conspiracy in Congress, and voters for this mess. The Dems clearly plotted this, put the pages (if they actually exist) up to it, then sat on the evidence and timed its release four weeks before the elections.

Thursday, October 05, 2006 10:27:00 am  
Anonymous Mister Parker said...

Again, this from George Will's column:

"Hastert, referring to Republicans as 'we,' said:

"'We have a story to tell, and the Democrats have -- in my view have -- put this thing forward to try to block us from telling the story. They're trying to put us on defense.'

"It is difficult to read that as other than an accusation. He seems to be not just confessing a coverup but also complaining that the coverup was undone by bad manners. Were it not for Democrats unsportsmanlike conduct in putting 'this thing' forward, it would not be known and would not be disrupting Republicans' storytelling.

"Their story, of late, has been that theirs is the lonely burden of defending all that is wholesome. But the problem with claiming to have cornered the market on virtue is that people will get snippy when they spot vice in your ranks. ..."

And this is George Will talking, not some Commie pinko. According to the front page of the Post today, the Republicans including Hastert have been aware that Foley was hitting on pages for three years.

It's time for these self-serving rats to go.

Thursday, October 05, 2006 11:47:00 am  
Anonymous dubster, who ocacasionally sports a chubster said...

It's been time for them to go for some time now.

I, of course, only get to attempt to vote out my Rep. and one of my two senators. I don't have any say in the leadership.

But the GOP is gonna go down, and Hastert would be out even if they held on in a squeaker.

You can't be a party on the outside, lobbing in criticism, and then be wholly incapable of governing [while also having a schizoid meltdown whether you're a Goldwater or Falwell Republican -- as Will would say, a Western or Southern conservative] without expecting the broom.

Thursday, October 05, 2006 11:52:00 am  
Anonymous Mister Parker said...

It's the story of all successful political parties. They sublimate their difference to get into power, but once they're on top, everyone wants their payoff. And often the payoffs are mutually exclusive. The Democrats fractured along their natural faultlines back in the late 60s/early 70s and the Republicans are coming apart in the same way.

To hell with them. They won't be missed.

Thursday, October 05, 2006 12:23:00 pm  
Anonymous Tomanonymous said...

I still have this sinking feeling that just over half the country thinks about the only thing that could possibly be worse than the Republicans keeping power would be the return of the Democrats. There's still time for the Democratic party to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

(Just for the record, I'm with the other half - the 49% that thinks that the Republicans need to be thrown out no matter how badly the Dems suck, ;-))

Thursday, October 05, 2006 3:33:00 pm  
Anonymous Jestaplero said...

Dems are bad recently at winning elections, but it's not all their fault. The right cheats.

Take this, for example: Fox News has decided to simply start telling its viewers that Mark Foley is a Democrat:

Friday, October 06, 2006 11:52:00 pm  

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