Tuesday, October 03, 2006

And speaking of inappropriate behavior online, we have the asshole of the week/month/year, Mark Foley. Or at least, the asshole of the week/month/year who didn't needlessly kill anyone.

I'm the last one to call you out for lusting after teens, but dude, that doesn't mean you get to pull this shit. And I love all of the excuses that we're getting deluged with... Alcoholism, molested when he was younger, "mental issues" (yeah, no fucking shit). Dude, you're hitting on teen boys when you're co-chairman of the Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus. I know it seems lame to bust out Star Trek quotes when you are trying to make a serious point, but "Those who clothe themselves in good deeds are well camouflaged." That's all there is to that. You like young boys and you thought you could hide it or make up for it by trying to crack down on people who do exactly what you were doing.

"He continues to offer no excuse whatsoever for his conduct."

Alcoholism, molestation... I do believe those sound like... Yes, those are excuses.

I also love all of the nonsense coming from the Republicans about how they didn't know shit about shit. Give me a fucking break. A member of congress is making inappropriate contact with teenage boys, and that shit isn't going to get around? Regardless of whether or not they knew it was sexual, they knew something was up. Plus, they had to know it was something naughty; it was known that he was admonished for something inappropriate, and people are gonna put two and two together even if they haven't heard for certain.

The only thing that allows me to maybe buy that is that if it were well known, the Democrats should have pounced on it. Of course, the Democrats are stupid, so even if they knew there's a good chance they just sat on it. Or maybe they were actually smart and waited to let it come out until it was closer to the election.

"Mark Foley wants you to know he is a gay man."

Thanks Mark. I appreciate you keeping me up to speed on things. Seriously, this sounds like a great political ad. I want to see someone bust that out. "Candidate X wants you to know that he is a gay man."

I will give him one thing:

Foley's attorney, David Roth, said Foley had never had sexual contact with a minor and said any assertion that Foley is a pedophile is "categorically false."

If it was all teen boys he was interested in, ones who had been through puberty, then technically, he's not a pedo, he's an ephebophile. Where did I pick up that tidbit? Hey, you learn the facts that are relevant to your life. And, as I've said before, if that's your preference, fine, just don't be a dick and act on it.

One final note to Bush, and everyone else who is weighing in on this: knock of the fucking moral grandstanding. We know what he did was bad.

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