I'm not talking about Foley (Republican), who, to the best of my knowledge, never actually touched the boy(s) he was emailing. I'm not even talking about Studds (Democrat), who actually did diddle the boys and still served plenty of years in the House after doing so.
No, I'm talking about the state senator in South Dakota who is accused of having "fondled" an 18-year-old page.
Foley emailed pages who were at or above the age of consent in the jurisdiction where the flirting took place (DC), and we all know what happened to him. I anxiously await the Democrats' calls for this man to resign and face the penalties associated with his conduct.
I think I'll be waiting a long time. There's no election to make hay over--oh, and he's one of their own.
Update, 1/11/07: Apparently it's not just legislators.
Snyder was suspended from teaching at Southern Lehigh High School shortly after he was charged in 2005 with corruption of minors, solicitation of a minor to pose nude and evidence tampering.
Several teenage boys who were Snyder's former students testified this week that Snyder paid them extra if they performed chores at his home while bare-chested or wearing skimpy bathing suits or wrestling singlets.
Isn't that special.