Sorry, I couldn't resist that cheap jibe at the expense of ex-Congressman Mark Foley, it was too good to miss.
For those of you not in the know, Mark Foley is an American politician and a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 until 2006, where he was a co-chair of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children. This is ironic considering he has just resigned for sending emails (here and here) and sexually explicit instant messages to boys under the age of 18 who had served as Congressional pages.
Serious error of judgement there but it gets worse...
I am concerned that even a scandal such as this, exposing the hypocrisy of those that speak one thing but do another, the turning a blind eye by senior Republicans which means they too are involved and the attempted abuses of power with minors by Mark Foley, will not put people off voting Republican in the mid-terms; after all if a fake reason for war, fiscal incompetence and wholescale corruption don't scare people off, what's a little underage gay sex between friends?
I am also concerned about the homosexual angle that many US news outlets are running with, Foley could not have done more damage to the the American general public perception of gay men. Not only by being so firmly in the closet (re-affirming denial of sexuality, gay as a sin) but through his actions, falsely perpetuating the disgusting myth that those that pray on children have a leaning towards homosexuality; once again drawing the paedophile-homosexual axis back together.
Finally, I am concerned that the biggest infringement upon human rights, passed by the Bush regime, has gone unnoticed, smoke screened behind this smutty story...but more on that bit of mental legislation tomorrow.
For now I'll leave you with the video of the hypocrite Foley in action (click here) and some of his fine words...
"I have no problem with adult pornography. People are entitled to read it, watch it, see it in their homes or in public accommodations. Where I have to draw the line is using children for the excitement of those more mature people who should know the difference and know better."