Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Dems: What Did They Know, And When Did They Know It?
It looks like there’s a little more to this Mark Foley Scandal than meets the eye. There exists a record of emails and instant messages between Foley and at least two Pages going back as far as November of 2005. So why didn’t the Republican Leadership in congress do anything about it? Simple: they weren’t the ones with the info. ABC News and the Democrats have been sitting on this story for almost a year. Interesting that it just happens to come out NOW, during the last few weeks before an election, where Democrats were poised to take over the house, and possibly the senate, and have recently seen their lead slipping away. They had this information for almost a year, and they could have done something about it to protect these young boys from a predator. Instead, they chose to wait to reveal it at the most politically useful time, regardless of the consequences to the kids in question. Just when you think these people can’t go any lower, they grab a shovel and prove you wrong. Mark Foley may not have broken the law with what he’s done; after all, the age of consent in DC is 16, and both of these boys were at least that age. So he may avoid jail. Hell is another matter, though. And he’ll have company. There is a special place in Hell reserved for betrayers, and those who have betrayed these youths, and their responsibilities to them, will be joining him. Good riddance.