Thursday, October 05, 2006

My Head is Spinning...

Pranks gone awry, a page hiring a prominent defense lawyer, a member of the Democratic leadership rumored to have sat on this story for months, a Democrat "hit list" with names of Republican homosexuals circulating in Washington...who can keep up?

Actually, there are a few sites which are doing an outstanding job maintaining comprehensive links. For the day's latest developments I highly recommend Gateway Pundit, Hot Air, The Strata-Sphere, Mary Katharine Ham at Townhall, and of course Drudge (subject link) all have the latest.

Each new revelation in this case seems to open up more questions than it answers.

Foley is a creep, but I'm increasingly suspicious about the role of the mainstream media and the Democratic party in all this, i.e., did they sit on a story until they could inflict maximum political damage, instead of coming forward and doing the right thing months ago? Dick Morris suggested on TV today (video link in first paragraph, above) that while the Republican leadership did not know about Foley's IM's, at least one prominent Democrat did. How and why? Who knew what when?

I suspect members of the media or the Democratic Party may not be looking so good themselves by the time we have all the facts.

Friday Update: John Hinderaker of Power Line asks: "Is it possible that the Democrats deliberately delayed disclosure of Foley's transgressions, thereby endangering the security of current Congressional pages and other teenage boys, solely to advance their own political interests?"


Blogger Spunky said...

This whole story makes my head spin. I can't keep up with it anymore. And I'm not sure I even want to try.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Robin B said...

So, let me see if I've got this right, there are people who've known about Foley's "orientation" for years. Said people share Foley's "orientation" and are ticked that Foley supported legislation opposed to their own political agenda. Therefore, these people decided that they would "out" him to punish him.

Meanwhile, in another part of town, other people were aware of Foley's IM's (either real or some twisted pratical joke) for several months and held on to the information until October before and election.

In addition, there is a family that complained to congressional members/leaders (not to law enforcement officials) about Foley's behavior. But at this juncture, they won't talk to anyone and want it not to be a big deal.

12:38 PM  

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