Oct 042006

I can’t seem to get my copy of The Gay Agendaâ„¢, but the Republicans sure can get a theme going in a hurry when their butts are on the line.

The real scandal isn’t that a Republican congressman was hitting on 16 year-olds, the real scandal is the media is talking about it.

The real scandal isn’t that Don Rumsfeld “encouraged” military contractors to beat the crap out of prisoners the real problem is that the media is talking about it.

The real scandal isn’t that Americans are being killed in Iraq, yet the President doesn’t really have a plan, the real scandal isn’t that the administration is falsifying government reports, the real scandal is that the American people are finding out about it. If these pesky Americans could just stick their heads in the sand everything would be OK.

Katherine Harris wants to get to the bottom of Foleygate — that is, the role in the scandal allegedly played by Democrats and the media. Today’s Miami Herald reports that Harris had this to say about the Foley scandal: “We are going to be very interested to find out who in the media or on the other side of the aisle knew about this and kept it from the public interest because our children were at stake.” The DSCC quickly rejoined that unlike other Republicans, Harris has yet to return the $2,000 she received from Foley.

President Bush is out in Arizona today attending a fundraiser for Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ). All the local Republican officeholders were there. And after the event Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) took some questions about Foleygate.

Franks said he supported Denny Hastert and then (quoting from the pool report) …

Franks said he did not know Foley personally, and did not know about his conduct with congressional pages, but he believes leaders of the Democratic party knew about it 10 months ago. He said he does not think the Foley scandal will impact his campaign, but it is likely to hurt other Republican incumbents.

Truly through the looking glass. No one in the GOP leadership caught word of it. But the Democratic leadership knew. Quite a place they’re running up there.

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