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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 09:59 PM
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Removing gender from the Foley scandal -- and the camping trip.
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Last night on MSNBC, Joe Scarborough, the former GOP Congressman from Georgia, talked about the camping trip and Kolbe, before the stories of today. He said simply: What if, as a Congressman, I had taken two teenage female pages on a camping trip?

I wish we could remove gender from this scandal, and the press could make the point Scarborough made. The same kind of behavior could have been exhibited by Congressmen with female pages: sending them suggestive (and worse) e-mails; arriving, drunk, at their dorm; being alone in a hotel room with them, etc. And the behavior would have been, in, according to one article, Bush's favorite word these days: unacceptable.
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