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.