Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Cardinal Hastert knew one of his flock was messing around with little boys. On several occasions leaders of various congregations under the control of Hastert clued him in to Father Foley's pedophiliac tendencies. Failure to investigate possible violations of obscenity laws is unacceptable. These are no misdemeanors Cardinal Hastert was covering up, sending obscene emails to a minor is a felony offense, even for great leaders. Father Foley was especially in the spotlight, given his role on the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children. Foley was supposedly leading the charge against sexual predators. Sounds like the fox was in the henhouse once again.
People clearly understood Mr. Foley was gay way back when he first ran for Congress, not that there is anything wrong with that... However pedophile behavior runs deep in the church and there are plenty of experts in the halls of Congress who know the difference between pedophiles and homosexuals. Homosexuals are allowed to work in Congress or even the White House. Pedophiles do not belong in the legislature.
Now the legal beagles are trying to cover up Father Foley's attraction to little boys by advising him to admit to a drinking problem. That sounds like the Pink Floyd defense, I don't know, I was really drunk at the time.* Suddenly we now learn from David Roth that Congressman Foley was molested by a Catholic priest. How did the lead singer from Van Halen get tied into this mess? Just kidding, David Lee Roth and David Roth are apparently two birds of a different feather. Out of the kettle and into the fire or so they say. Before this is all over you can expect to see the resignations of several top Republican officials. Say, there is an election coming up in November, right? This would be a good time to clean House. Here is a prime opportunity to get those rat nests out of the House Torture Chambers.
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. Sir Walter Scott would say.
*From the song "Money", found on the rock band Pink Floyd release The Dark Side of the Moon.