< meta name="DC.Date.Valid.End" content="20050825"> Amendment Nine: Toxic

Thursday, October 05, 2006


Absolutely toxic. This Foley thing is absolutely toxic. Three more pages come forward?
Three more former congressional pages have come forward to reveal what they call "sexual approaches" over the Internet from former Congressman Mark Foley.

"I was seventeen years old and just returned to [my home state] when Foley began to e-mail me, asking if I had ever seen my page roommates naked and how big their penises were," said the page in the 2002 class.
Ouch. The press is going to stick to this like junkyard flies on heaping pile of steaming shit. Sex and power makes journalists rabid, and regardless of the totally fucked situation in Iraq, the story from here on out is going to be:

Republican candidates take pride in saying they defend cultural conservatives and Christian values. But what sort of value is it to take hush money from a sexual predator?

Or if you prefer:

Republican candidates take pride in saying they defend America from terrorists. But how can they protect us from terrorists when they can't even keep sexual predators away from minors on their staff?

I sure as hell wouldn't want to be Karl Rove right about now.