The Mark Foley scandal is emblematic of everything that reeks about modern US politics. This story has it all: scummy politicians abusing positions of power, cover-ups, overheated accusations, political grandstanding by outrageous hypocrites, and wall to wall salacious coverage from the drooling mainstream media.
Democrats have nothing to say that isn't hypocritical. The few times I've heard House Speaker Hastert on what should be friendly (right-leaning) radio talk shows, he's hemmin' and hawwin' and sounding like he has something to hide. I wonder what the gay press is saying about all this--do they bash a fellow gay "daddy", at their own expense, because he's a Republican, or do they remain silent and not help the Democrats on this one?
This is ugly, it's out of control, and I'm sick of it.