Holy crap, this story keeps getting worse. In case you have not been near a television lately, here is the scoop – Republican Congressman Mark Foley of Florida just resigned from Congress because, um, someone found out about his sexually suggestive emails and IM’s to a 16 year old male Congressional page. Mind you, he was Co-chairman of the Missing and Exploited Children Caucus..which makes this even worse, if at all possible.
Now we are learning that several Republicans in Congress knew about this contact over 10 months ago (AP report) So, if I understand this correctly, several key Republicans knew that one of their own was engaging in cybersex with a 16 year old page and decided to do nothing about it. Can you imagine if a Democrat got busted for something like this? Oh, the outrage from the right! They would be calling for his or her head!
I think this story is just now only beginning to come out, and I think a lot of people are going to fall because of what they knew and how long they knew it. Republicans now think its a good idea to protect their own even if their own is a pedophile….the “FAMILY VALUES” party sure has a strange way about them, no?
Oh, and looky here…at The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children , they have a statement…”“Congressman Mark Foley’s resignation is a loss to Florida and the nation. He has been a hard-working, dedicated and effective Congressman.”” So, the center for MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN thinks that a pedophile resigning from Congress is a loss to Florida and to the Nation…what they hell is wrong with these people?? NOTE – They changed this some time today….its about time. But the above quote was up there even AFTER this story broke. You all should be ashamed of yourselves…so much for protecting kids.
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