Saturday, September 30, 2006


Both parties have had their share of perverts over the years. There's no point piling on either party. Foley is just a reminder that the bell shaped curve of human behavior shows up in Congress, just like it does in business, University or the Penitentiary. It's sad, if not particularly politically important.

The part that is unacceptable is that the Congress didn't have safeguards in place to prevent this behavior. A page comes to Congress and Congress is in loco parentis, which simply means that Congress must do everything to keep those kids safe from all kinds of harm that the congressmen would do for their very own children.

For the Speaker to draw an artificial line between the emails and im's and for for the democrat member of the Page Oversight Board not to be told about the emails is a failure of in loco parentis . I abhor violence but, if I were the father of one of these kids, I would be overcome by a desire to punch Hastert right in the nose! Without question, the guy put the protection of his party before the welfare of kids. Without regard to politics, that makes him a gutless puke.

And speaking of "Profiles in Courage", consider the irony of the other author of this cover-up being the congressman from Abe Lincoln's old district (Shimkus).

I make no political predictions as to what this will bring about. All I know is that it sure calls up the gag reflex!


At 6:50 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Potstirer said...

"All I know is that it sure calls up the gag reflex!"

Interesting that it now brings up the gag reflex with this congress, but it didn't bring up the gag reflex with the congress of 1983!

At 7:42 PM, October 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shimkus needs to resign. There should not only be one trophy on the wall on this most disturbing set of circumstances. For all those that want to go back over 23 some odd years, remember, this is now and I do hope that people go vote and think about the change that our country needs. Thanks for the time. Keep up the good work.


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