Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Can the Republicans do ANYTHING right? ANYTHING at all?

Now their whole family values schtick has been blown out of the water, you can't help but wonder--do these guys ever stick to their principles? You know, the ones Democrats don't have?

Folks? Denny the soon-to-be-has-been Hastert has no reason to be surprised by Mark
Foley. An aide told him THREE YEARS AGO that Foley was behaving inappropriately toward the congressional pages.

The aide, Kirk Fordham, said he had "more than one conversation with senior staff at the highest level of the House of Representatives asking them to intervene" several years ago.

The claim drew a swift, unequivocal denial from Hastert's chief of staff. "What Kirk Fordham said did not happen," Scott Palmer said through a spokesman....

Fordham resigned Wednesday as chief of staff to Rep. Thomas Reynolds (news, bio, voting record), R-N.Y., the House GOP campaign chief who says he alerted Hastert to concerns about Foley last spring.

The longtime Capitol Hill aide said that more than three years ago, he repeatedly asked GOP staffers to intervene with Foley. He declined to identify them, but officials said Palmer, Hastert's chief of staff, was one of them.

Fordham also disputed allegations that he covered up any misdeeds by Foley. "At no point ever did I ask anyone to block any inquiries," said Fordham, who was Foley's longtime chief of staff until leaving in January 2004.

He said he intends to fully disclose to the FBI and the House ethics committee "any and all meetings and phone calls" about Foley that he had with senior aides in the House leadership.

This is disgusting. Unacceptable. Absolutely obscene. If I were the parent of a Capitol Hill page, I'd be outraged. And I hope the parents of that kid Foley exchanged the IMs with consider filing a lawsuit.

So let's see...the "tough on terror" party can't seem to find this guy. You know, the evil fucker behind 9/11. The evil fucker seen gloating about it on tape.

C'mon, you assholes, it can't be that hard. It's been what, five years now?

The Senate majority leader and 2008 hopeful is also suggesting that the Taliban can just be integrated into the Afghan government. You remember the Taliban's guest of honor, don't you? The evil fucker behind al Qaeda and 9/11.

Sure, let's let him go free and have the Afghans make nicey-nice with a bunch of fundie wackos who hate our guts. Show us how much you care about national security. That's it!

And their "family values" rhetoric is just that--and empty rhetoric too, I should add. It has no basis in reality and never has. Remember the impeachment, when some of Clinton's most ardent foes (Bob Barr, Henry Hyde) were revealed to be serial adulterers and men with a series of failed marriages? Well, this scandal should be the last word on today's GOP "family values." Next time some GOP stooge babbles about the topic on television, I hope someone has the good sense to laugh in his face.