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Timbuk3 Donating Member (727 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:37 PM
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A Commentary on the Mark Foley Scandal
(Originally posted by law_n_order_here on a message board) http://news.messages.yahoo.com/bbs?action=m&board=37138...

I don't care that Foley was gay. I don't care that he had sex out of marriage. I think it is annoying that he was jerking off while being paid by my tax money.

But what appalls me is YOU "conservative" Bush voters who are still hanging on and defending him and the GOP. YOU hate gays. YOU hate sex outside marriage. YOU had a fit over jerking off while on Government duty. YOU go to the most bigoted extremes to keep "kids safe from gay recruiting".

And when you find one your midst what do you do ? Look the other way. Make no mistake, by supporting those who covered up Foley you are in effect doing the same. Choosing party in power over teenagers being preyed on to do something YOU tell us is worse than death.

Christ, those were Republican kids! Sons of prominent donors or fundraisers. YOUR kids. If you guys aren't able to protect your own kids, how on earth are you going to protect mine ?

I have a 5 year old son. I don't want him drafted for Shock & Awe XVI in Iraq, while Jeb Bush is "staying the course". I certainly don't want him preyed on by a Republican that is tolerated because he brings on the votes.

You want to know who IMHO acted the most decently in the Republican Party when this came to light?

Mark Foley, who resigned immediately.

If that doesn't tell you how rotten things are among GOP Senators and GOP voters alike, the unrepentant enablers of Mark Foley, I don't know what does.

10/08/06 http://www.timbuk3.com/foley.htm
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:42 PM
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1. Great response but Foley resigned to escape punishment
and is hiding in a rehab center
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Timbuk3 Donating Member (727 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:49 PM
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3. I doubt the author of the response would disagree with you
Foley resigned to save his own ass, and he's the NOBLEST person in the GOP.

The rest of them are just putting power ahead of everything else.

"If I fold up my tent and leave," Dennis Hastert told her, "then where does that leave us? If the Democrats sweep, then we'd have no ability to fight back and get our message out."

That quiet admission may have been the most damning one yet in the unfolding scandal surrounding Florida Congressman Mark Foley: holding on to power has become not just the means but also the end...


http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,154394...
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:49 PM
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2. Great rant. nt
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