Saturday, September 30, 2006

Family Values Congressman Quits For Hitting on Teen Boy

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.


sq said...

You might want to add that Foley was the Republican chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children and author of its most of its legislation.

Sick, huh?

Gruntled said...
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Gruntled said...

Oh, it gets better. They may get him for violating his own laws about cyber solicitation.