Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Responsibility. Will anyone take it?

In the ongoing travesty that is the Foley scandal, we find the ex Representative :

1. entering an alcohol treatment facility, and claiming the alcohol made him do it,

2. stating that he never actually DID anything except speak inappropriately. (apparently cybersex with a minor doesn't count as actually DOING anything in this odd lexicon of things))

3. announcing that he is gay ( and this has GOT to fan the flames of homophobia, despite the facts that pedophiles are more often straight than gay, including same-sex pedophiles)

4. and proclaiming the fact that he was molested by a clergyperson in his own youth. ( So this activity of his must obviously be the clergyman's fault who molested him.))

Foley's spin PhD's are cranking it out by the yard -- we should really be blaming alcohol, or the Catholic church clergy, or gay people. They want us to look at all those groups to diffuse the real points of abuse and a cover up. And when we indulge them, we make it possible for more abuse of power to occur, and more past abuse to be covered up.

People in Congress are apparently running away from the crisis at record speed. Make no mistake about this -- it is an election-year issue, with some Republicans running as fast as they can to put mileage between themselves and Foley. The same guys that protected him a few months ago are long gone in the tall grass these days.


Blogger Songbird said...

Apparently not.
And some people seem to forget there is an accountability portion to forgiveness as well.

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5:57 PM  
Blogger The Harbour of Ourselves said...

what was it the German playwright Johann Wolfgang von Goethele said; 'let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean'

mind you, who really does? I guess some consequences are greater than others...

4:49 AM  
Blogger samtzmom said...

That those in power somehow start thinking they are so immune. LC mentioned on her blog that mindset as well... they ignored it because, although it was "unpleasant," Foley was one of their own gang. Just sickens me.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Dash said...

Remember this beaute?

"It depends on what your definition of 'is' is."

1:45 PM  
Blogger Bag Lady said...

You said it.

5:55 PM  

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