Thursday, October 05, 2006

Foley "cover-up"

Well, I guess I had to post about it sometime, the Mark Foley e-mail scandal. Now this has been a main subject in the news for a while because of its importance to with its effect on midterm elections. I’m afraid though that if it weren’t so close to elections it would have been covered up like it supposedly was for the last 3 years, which is why, republican house leader Dennis Hastert is under fire now because he was believed to have known about it all that time. Mr. Foley’s former chief of staff, Kirk Fordham, made the allegations saying that he had warned Hastert of such behavior at that time. Hastert defended himself stating that he had no idea of what Foley was doing and Mr. Bush defended the statement after criticizing Foley for his actions, which I think was perfectly warranted, in fact, I think that it was the only warranted thing Mr. Bush has done in the last 2 years.

Mr. Foley resigned on Friday after admitting to the illicit e-mail conversations with a 16 year old boy and said that he had been molested as a teenager. He was one of the main representatives for the caucus of missing and exploited children, which is sad because he claimed to care about the safety of children and then this happens.

It’s sad that this had to happen for the Democratic party to get a foothold in this election but maybe a Democratically controlled congress, so something might come out this.

Tell me what you think.


Mr. K said...

I was listening to the news on my way to work this morning. A professor of political science was being interviewed and he believed that if the situation didn't improve, Hastert would be forced to resign as a gesture of party loyalty.

It seems as though the Republicans have become out of touch and see themselves as invincible. That doesn't seem to be working very well for them now. It's difficult for me to believe that no one in the Repbulican leadership knew what Mr. Foley was doing.

He should have resigned. Investigations need to take place to find out who knew what when. Consequences must be meted out.

Will the Democrats benefit? In five short weeks, we'll know.

more Na than you said...

I am sick of this topic already. Yeah I like to see the conservatives squirm but what this guy did was beyond political party. It really is pretty low to use this as a launch pad for the midterm elections. It really makes the Democrats look like the conniving younger sibling, waiting till it benefits them the most before pointing out all of the older sibling’s faults.

I am unsure as to whether this shall turn out for the better for Democrats as this may be seen as an underhanded attack on the Republicans. Don’t get me wrong I hope the Democrats regain control of congress, but it just seems unfair.

Then again, you all remember Pres. Clinton? What happened to him wasn’t exactly so different was it? Sure he wasn’t flirting with minors, but adultery is still pretty bad…

L.A.tentIntent said...


Mr. K said...

I sure what Foley and the Republican leadership think is unfair about this "n to the ate" is that the American people aren't willing to blindly accept their reasoning. Go figure. We do have a mind after all.