The Blotter on Foley

Published on October 2 2006

The Blotter
In addition to explicit sexual language, former Congressman Mark Foley's Internet messages also include repeated efforts to get the underage recipient to rendezvous with him at night. "I would drive a few miles for a hot stud like you," Foley said in one message obtained by ABC News.
Only a few miles? What I remember of DC is that it's a long drive to get anywhere in that town. As is usual with the Blotter, the comments are by far the most interesting part of the article. The comments here are full of accusations by Repubs that it's a Dem plot, accusations by the Dems of Repub hypocrisy--in other words, the usual fare spiced up by name-calling, pedophilia in this case. According to my Webster's, pedophilia is defined as a "sexual perversion in which children are the preferred sexual object". Now, in no way am I excusing this guy's behavior--it was an abuse of his power, sexual harassment probably by either legal definition, not to mention just too stupid for words for a man in his position. But isn't the age of consent in DC 16? A 17 year old, while definitely not yet an adult, is hardly a child. I think "idiot" is a much better description of Foley than "pedophile". There were some other interesting comments on the article, mostly posted by people who are badly in need of spellcheck in the comments box. This however, was a comment that has to be read to be believed:
What I'm wondering here is that since this has been known about for years and most likely involves most politicians, is it that Foley didn't do something that Israel told him to do and that's why ABC is know "ratting him out". I mean it is well known that Israel and it's spy agency Mossad is heavily involved in running the United States Federal government and that they routinely gather damaging information about U.S. Govt politicans in order to blackmail them in to voting in favor of Israel's agenda. This seems as if this more likely the reason that the media is releasing this. Otherwise why would they care since most of the media is morally bankrupt as well. Posted by: The Truth Squad | Oct 2, 2006 4:46:23 PM
Shoulda known. I'm glad the Truth Squad was there to explain how, once again, "the Joooooooos did it". At least we know what the political discussion will be for the next month. World problems will be completely forgotten while we are fed a steady diet of "PredatorGate".

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