Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Only in Florida

Guest post by Capt. Fogg

It gets even stickier for good old sticky fingers Foley. It gets more amusing to watch people trying to defend him when things like this ABC report come out documenting that the master debater "interrupted a vote on the floor of the House in 2003 to engage in Internet sex with a high school student who had served as a congressional page". The vote was for an emergency wartime supplemental appropriations bill, and it's so good to know that our Republican crusaders have things well in hand when an emergency arises.

Perhaps we should nickname Mark Foley The Rock, because when he's turned over all kinds of horrible, slimy things wriggle in the daylight – like the fact that e-mails from Foley to a Louisiana boy were given to Florida newspapers and to Fox News last year and none of them had the time or space to cover it. Wouldn't want to print anything so inflammatory without investigating, you see, and of course Fox couldn't afford any actual investigation, having spent all its funds on fiction writers, and the Miami Herald was too busy with sports and celebrities.

And then there's Katherine Harris, using the opportunity to assure us that the Republicans knew nothing about it and that it was the Democrats doing all the covering up. And you wonder what happens to comedy writers who have too big a habit to write for TV anymore.

The Raw Story reported yesterday that Foley's attorney would hold a news conference in Palm Beach. The attorney promised to deliver a "bombshell". I couldn't wait to watch it even though I was expecting a truckload of mierda, as they say in Miami. And that's exactly what it was.

At least on TV, you don’t have to smell the Republicans.

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