Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Republicans knew about Foley months ago but did nothing

Americablog is doing excellent coverage on ""Foleygate". As usual, the Neorepublicans are trying to spin the story to show that the Democrats are using this for political gain, as they lose their kingpin in Florida. However it appears that Foleys buddies have known about his harrassment of teenage pages since 2005.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006
ABC says it was Republicans, not Dems, who were its sources for Foley story

The Republicans have decided that their latest "defense" to the child predator scandal is to claim that the issue is coming up now because Democrats have somehow orchestrated it. I wish. The issue is coming up now because Denny Hastert, John Boehner, John Shimkus, Tom Reynolds, and Rodney Alexander knew about this months and months and months ago, and did nothing about it.

It's a bit like someone who committed a murder last year, then hid the body, complaining that the authorities are only now finding the corpse. Uh, yeah. That's kind of the nature of a cover-up. You don't find out about it until after the crime. It's the height of hubris for the criminal to complain to the cops: How dare you catch me? But then again, what is today's Republican party but hubris in the face of wrongdoing.

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