Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Last Foley rant of the week

This thing's been played to death, but it amazes me the audacity and even the stupidity of the Right on this scandal. Right-wing toters like Hannity and Limbaugh have already said that Foley's punishment has been handed down. Funny, because the Right made Bill Clinton turn the summer of 1998 into a crucifixion tour, where he had to apologize and atone at almost every stop. Foley's punishment has been doled out in the past two weeks for preying on a minor?

This is the party that's supposed to be all about personal responsibility. As most readers will probably deduce, I'm more likely to vote Democrat that Republican (but I'll cross over party lines for folks like McCain and Hagel because, honestly, I'm more concerned about resolving this shitstorm in Iraq than the gay marriage issue), but even as a Democrat, I even went through a few weeks of disillusionment when Clinton came clean (Jesus, that's a bad pun) with his affair. Most of what I've been hearing on the far Right has been about how the kid must have led Foley on or even more laughable, blame the culture of tolerance more than blame Foley himself. And sorry to break this to the members of Focus on the Family, but adults have been preying on kids way before Will and Grace ever hit airwaves.

I leave with this great blast from Olbermann -



Blogger REB 84 said...

Its amazing how the American media works. We have lost fifteen more American service people over the last couple days, and what is getting attention? Its just another sex scandal. And it wasn't even real sex.

Florida Republican Rep. Mark Foley's instant message records indicate he is a dude who gets off on fantasy cyber sex with teenaged boys. I believe this is the first virtual sex scandal in Washington DC political history.

Back here in the real world, American men and women are killed, maimed and scarred, both physically and emotionally every day. War is hell. Finally, the mainstream media is beginning to support our troops by speaking the truth about their sacrifices. more

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