Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Democrat
UPDATE: The saga continues; more accusers refute "joke" break.
UPDATE: What drama. I feel like we're in a plotline for Desperate Congressmen or something. First we hear the page was 18, now we have this Drudge exlusive:
According to one Oklahoma source who knows the former page very well, Edmund, a conservative Republican, goaded Foley to type embarrassing comments that were then shared with a small group of young Hill politicos. The prank went awry when the saved IM sessions got into the hands of political operatives favorable to Democrats. This source, an ally of Edmund, also adamantly proclaims that the former page is not a homosexual. The prank scenario was confirmed by a second associate of Edmund.
Check out this Top 10 list of Democrat Congressional Sex Scandals. Now the challenge --can anyone find any prominant Democrats who denoucned these 10 for their actions? How about Democrats who thought it would be a good idea for their House majority leader to resign because of them? OK, now tell me how many of these guys were reelected. I think that about says it all.
One highlight (that's most comprable to the Foley situation, only worse...)
. Former Rep. Gerry Studds. He was censured for sexual relationship with underage male page in 1983. Massachusetts voters returned him to office for six more terms.
UPDATE: Ann expands on Democrat hypocrisy over the Foley scandal...
No one demanded to know why the Democratic speaker of the House, Thomas "Tip" O'Neill, took one full decade to figure out that Studds was propositioning male pages.
But now, the same Democrats who are incensed that Bush's National Security Agency was listening in on al-Qaida phone calls are incensed that Republicans were not reading a gay congressman's instant messages.