Mark Foley, a conservative Republican representative from Florida, was caught sending emails to a 16-year-old page that are at least creepy, and seem much worse to me. The Republican leadership knew about them months ago, but covered it up. Now that they have come out, Foley has decided not to seek re-election.
Jon Stewart says the rule is simple: all politicians who decry sexual sins are committing them (ok, he put it a little more graphically). I am not that cynical, but the sheer hypocrisy of the family-values pols, and the shamelessness of their leaders, makes one want to weep.
We will look for better news tomorrow.