Friday, September 29, 2006

Wow

The things you miss when you're too busy to check the news....

First, some IM quotes....

52-year old pervert: Do I make you a little horny?
Teenage girl boy: A little.
52-year old pervert: Cool.

[...]

52-year old pervert: What ya wearing?
Teenage girl boy: tshirt and shorts
52-year old pervert: Love to slip them off of you.

The teenage girl boy is a 16 year old Congressional page. The 52 year old pervert is Congressman Mark Foley, Republican from Florida, who quickly resigned from Congress (duh) once these messages were made public.

Oddly, this Congressman was the chairman of the Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's caucus and sponsored legislation this year to protect children from online exploitation by adults.

I've long held a theory about Republican projection. Their cries to protect the family and clean up government (remember the days when they could still say that) were because they were horrible to middle class families, and maybe even their own as well, and because they were hopelessly corrupt. It's the reason I think that Rick Santorum is a closet homosexual, that George Allen used to be a closet racist and Conrad Burns is, um, a closet firefighter?

It is absolutely no surprise to me that the top anti-child exploitation advocate in Congress is, in fact, exploiting children.

Anyway, Foley's name will be on the ballot in November, and while any votes he gets will go to his successor, I highly doubt the local Republicans will be successful in getting voters to vote for a pedophile.

Thank you Mr. Foley for getting us one step closer to regaining the House.

3 Comments:

Blogger Vivian J. Paige said...

Actually, it was a 16-year-old boy, not a girl.

9/30/2006 12:48 AM  
Blogger Dan Kachur said...

Ah. There were multiple underage interns involved. Emails, IMs, etc. Can't keep it all straight.

A while back scandal fatigue referred to multiple scandals. Now, it seems, there's fatigue involved with each individual scandal.

10/01/2006 12:42 AM  
Blogger Blair said...

Oddly I have the same theory about Democratic projection.

10/03/2006 1:07 AM  

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