Lots going on in the past couple of days so let's get caught up a bit. First I'd like to talk about Mark Foley. A Republican in Florda who resigned (smartly) because he was exchanging, shall we say, disturbing video with a 16 year old congressional page. That's disgusting and it violates a law that he wrote. I guess he wrote it to eliminate compitition. Now off hand you would think that would be that. The case would be turned over and we should see if charges will be fired but looking around there apparently is more. First I have a Foley quote during the Lewinsky witch-hunt in 1998: "It's vile," said Rep. Mark Foley, R-West Palm Beach. "It's more sad than anything else, to see someone with such potential throw it all down the drain because of a sexual addiction."
Isn't that funny? But there is even more information and that is the Republicans knew about it and didn't advise Democrats that they are investigating the congressmen. Here is a list of the Republicans who knew which is also availible at Rawstory. Drop these sick freaks an email please:
_The congressional sponsor of the page, Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-La., said he was asked by the youth's parents not to pursue the matter, so he dropped it.
_Alexander said that before deciding to end his involvement, he passed on what he knew to the chairman of the House Republican campaign organization, Rep. Thomas Reynolds, R-N.Y. Reynolds' spokesman, Carl Forti, said the campaign chairman also took no action in deference to the parents' wishes.
_Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., chairman of the Page Board that oversees the congressional work-study program for high schoolers, said he did investigate but Foley falsely assured him he was only mentoring the boy. Pages are high school students who attend classes under congressional supervision and work as messengers.
Add a couple of Republicans in power, aka Dennis Hasert and House Majority Leader John Boehner and you can see. By the way I'm going to add something simular which is along these lines from another Republican. Rep. John Doolittle (R) from California apparently knew of a sex slave, forced abortions, and sweatshop conditions in the U.S. territory of the Northern Marianas Islands. He looked the other way because disgraced lobbyest Jack Abramoff (who was in charge of it) paid him money.
That's right the Republican Party. The party of values. I'd love to hear any excuse for this disturbing behavior.