OMG Mark Foley

by alphamonkey on October 2, 2006 · 6 comments

in Short Film,Uncategorized

Last week certainly wasn’t what I would consider to be a banner week for our Republican pals in the current administration.  For one, it’s a pretty sad day when the best legistlation you can prop up legallizes torture and allows the President to selectively interpret the Geneva Conventions as he sees fit.  Secondly, Bob Woodward (who previously wrote not one, but two best-selling White House love letters) releases another book that utterly castigates President Bush and his Cabinet for their dismal performance in Iraq.  And third, Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL), who co-chairs the Congressional Missing and Exploited Children’s Caucus, resigned on Friday after reports revealed he’d been engaging in less than gentlemanly discourse with underage Congressional pages.

But what really amazes me about all this is that Invisible Engine was on the ball enough to churn out a dramatic reading of Foley’s IM exchanges with the un-named page.  Brilliant!  In your face, CNN!

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  • elkciN

    I was listening to this story on the radio as I drove into work today. I hadn’t heard about him co-chairing the Congressional Missing and Exploited Children’s Caucus until now. That’s classy.

  • Heretique

    This from the man that berated Clinton for his “sexual addiction.” Uh, Mark? I’ll take a BJ in the oval any day over sexing up underage boys. Your Republican cred is so busted, you’re a libertarian…

    But he’s in AA now, so that’s okay.

  • .alphamonkey.

    Do they have a rehab for teen boy lusting?  Wow.

    Yah, I love how checking oneself into rehab is the political equivilant of falling on the sword.

  • Your Good Twin

    It will be interesting to see how quickly the nation turns a blind eye and goes on with life like it never happened.  I’m guessing… 3 days?

    But to comment on the short, it was really good.  The Engine is really cranking out the creative and hilarious skit work these days.

  • monkeysuncle

    What upsets Democrats so much about Foley isn’t the fact that he’s gay, and possibly a pedophile, it’s that he’s a Republican, and Democrats feel that gays and all other deviant groups are supposed to be Democrats.

    As for Woodward, I watched part of his infomercial on “60 Minutes” (His publisher, Simon & Schuster, being owned by CBS and now the book’s at #1 on Amazon). As usual he was passing off opinion as fact, with no substantiation for anything he said

    Just because mini Sundance says it’s so don’t make it so.

    George Bancroft (1800-1891) US historian, statesman said:

    “In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person.”

  • .alphamonkey.

    No, I think what’s most upsetting is a) Foley’s co-chair of the Missing and Exploited Children Caucus, b)The admittance by more than a handful of Republican higher-ups that they’d been aware of Foley’s less-than-professional interactions with pages prior to this revelation, and c) the complete and utter inability of the GOP to admit to, or redress mistakes.  And as was noted upthread, Foley very publicly castigated Clinton for his misdeeds.  Hypocrisy isn’t pretty on either side of the aisle.

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