The Mind Wobbles

So many things to absorb, think about, deal with and put up with - it simply makes the mind wobble...

Friday, October 20, 2006

Mark Foley and the Upcoming Elections

Like Paris Hilton and humidity the Mark Foley story has not gone away regardless of how much I try to ignore it. But what's happening now is that the Republican party is peddling the story that they may lose in the upcoming mid-term elections because of him.


Look, as a hard-core Democrat I want Republicans to lose seats in Congress, no question - but don't blame it on Foley. That's not a good reason for the Republicans to lose seats - they should lose seats based on the debacle in Iraq, the increased terrorist threat, our ever-diminishing diplomatic power, the lack of adequate health care, increased prescription prices, increased governmental corruption, ever-increasing infringements on personal freedoms, and a plethora of other important issues.

Having said that, does my being amused by the following make me a bad person?:

"WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 — Tax-cutters are calling evangelicals bullies. Christian conservatives say Republicans in Congress have let them down. Hawks say President Bush is bungling the war in Iraq. And many conservatives blame Representative Mark Foley’s sexual messages to teenage pages.

With polls showing Republican control of Congress in jeopardy, conservative leaders are pointing fingers at one other in an increasingly testy circle of blame for potential Republican losses this fall. "
Here's the whole story: NYT - Republican Woes Lead to Feuding by Conservatives


Blogger Dixie said...

Well isn't it a lot easier to blame a gay sexual predator than to blame a Republican president and a Republican lead congress and senate who have had their heads up their arses for since they took over? Of course these are the same folks that thing things in Iraq aren't all that bad.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Katya said...

I don't know if it makes you a bad person for being amused by that, but if it does, I'm a bad person too.

You're right -- there is so much stuff that they SHOULD lose on, it would be a shame if they were able to blame it all on Mark Foley.

8:05 PM  

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