Those of you who know me, know I just can’t resist here . . .
While, yes – the actions of Mark Foley are the actions of just one man. And I am the LAST person to judge someone based on their sexual orientation or human weaknesses.
However, the fact that the Republican leadership knew about this situation for over a year and DID NOTHING really reminds me so much about the problems the Catholic Church had last year. I mean, how low are our expectations for our elected leaders? Obviously pretty low, since so many of the same voices that called for Bill Clinton’s impeachment over lying about consentual sex with an adult are now saying that the facts about who knew what when are UNIMPORTANT in the Foley case.
I even had a right-leaning friend tell me that the DEMOCRATS were responsible because they knew about it as long as the Republicans did and were waiting for the media firestorm to help them in November! I guess I can buy that argument as long as I also buy that the party in power has NO RESPONSIBILITY for taking care of it’s own business.
But wait – I think that IS the message the GOP is selling this year . . .