Stripey!!!! Hey there, you Big ol' Cat!
ALWAYS a pleasure to see you in these parts. I don't know whether you've been checking my Conceptual Guerilla blog or not, but I put up four--count 'em, FOUR--posts about this RePERVlican reprobate. I'll probably paste one here at the conclusion of this.
I agree with you that they aren't likely to try any e-voting chicanery. It's not only the broad public outrage of GOoPers protecting a KNOWN degenerate, it's also that Princeton plastered THIS
all over the 'net. As a matter of fact, they may have even published the coding that hacks Diebold machines.
Those maggots knew about Foley ELEVEN YEARS ago, according to a WaPo article I cited in one of my blog entries...and don't think the public isn't paying attention. This is getting BIG play in print and on TV...and there are fresh injections of revolting revelations daily! The flying monkeys of the far right are scared spitless that they've alienated their fundy base; Foley has ADMITTED being queer as a blue three dollar bill! They're also terrified that all the mothers are going to turn against them for failing to protect children. This ol' Angel is predicting a Democratic ROUT in November. I didn't think we could take the Senate at first, but after this I'm a believer!
Your everlovin' Angel Of Mercy would have been willing to bet big bucks that we wouldn't STILL be talking about Mark "The Shark" Foley, GOP Congressional pervert. It's been a full five days since this bombshell arrived, liberally splashing the supposed Party of Moral Values with smarm and sparking open revolt. Just shows ta go ya...
Americans are freaked, the media is in full feeding-frenzy mode and GOP credibility is going down faster than cheap hookers at a Las Vegas convention. Even Jay Leno is piling on and he's your basic right-leaning enabler, camouflaged under a thin Everyman veneer. THAT means this puppy has reached critical mass. Yay!
You heard it here first: There is now virtually NO chance for the Bush Crime Syndicate to retain their House and Senate majorities come November. (Barring some massive Diebold electronic voting chicanery, of course.) People don't like degenerates preying upon innocent children...but they like cynical politicians who cover up for such human garbage a good deal less. Foley himself, now safely ensconced in an undisclosed rehab clinic, has admitted
that, yes, he IS gay, and that he was molested by a clergyman in his youth. So I guess it only makes sense for him to go out and do that to someone else. Scumbag.
Reuters news service reports today
that a conspicuously anonymous "Republican aide" calls the next few days crucial and says ominously that "somebody has to take the fall." Having been so wrong about the staying power of this scandal in the news-cycle already, I refuse to make any guesses as to who that might be. We do, however, have a list of suspects that's long and growing longer. Ladies and gentlemen, take your pick!
**Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, (R-Il) Speaker of the House: The Washington Times, founded by Sun Myung Moon and an organ of the far right ever since 1982, is calling for his head on a platter, er, his resignation
. A VERY bad sign. It's also highly indicative of a profound ideological split between the sincerely conservative wing of that party and its flying monkey freakjob contingent which is sociopathic, power-drunk, irresponsible and not the least bit conservative.
On the Junkie Limbaugh rantfest today, Hastert claimed the whole inconvenient affair was a Democratic hatchet job
perpetrated by unnamed anti-social elements that are against The War of Terror™. Huh?!? He says he won't resign...but that may no longer be his decision to make. Also, his opponent for that Illinois Representative's seat--John Laesch, by name--may make it a moot point
by beating the daylights out of him at the polls in five weeks.
**Rep. Thomas Reynolds, (R-NY): Chairman of the national Republican COngressional Committee, he accepted something like $100,000 from Foley AFTER learning of his attempted seductions via e-mail. Reynolds vehemently denies knowledge of the more explicit instant messages which were released later, yet his current Chief of Staff, Kirk Fordham, is Foley's FORMER Chief of Staff...and also the conscielce-challenged clown who tried to negotiate with ABC's Brian Ross to suppress some of the more incriminating details of this case.
I explained a bit of that in yesterday's post.
In a very disturbing press conference where he was surrounded by some three dozen children,
Reynolds made repeated protestations of his own innocence, all but swearing that he didn't knowingly participate in any cover-up. (Video here.
) The content of his denials range anywhere from decidedly unlikely to a full, steaming load of balderdash. We report, you decide.
**Rep. John Shimkus, (R-Il): He heads the House Page Board. He allowed Foley to spend "a lot of time" with the pages.
(It's in the Congressional Record!!) This includes a private dinner with one of them for which the young man in question had to notify the Clerk of the House...who just happens to work for Hastert. No plausible deniability there, folks. And also note that the pages BIDDED on this dinner, competing with one another to spend time with a man the GOP already knew had some pretty serious issues. "I see," said the blind man. As John Aravosis puts it so trenchantly, "Shimkus is toast."
**Rep. Rodney Alexander, (R-Fl): Nothing new from yesterday...but he MUST be included on our list of possible participants in a cover-up that threatens EVERYBODY in the immediate vicinity.
The Republican Party now finds itself in broad dissaray
just over a month a crucial election. Joe Scarborough, former GOP Congressman and now overpaid rightwad apologist for MSNBC, dumps on Foley,
excoriates House leadership and mourns the possible losses which may result from their having the bad manners to get caught. Go cry in your beer, Joe...okay? I don't want to hear it. On the other hand, Joseph Farah, who is the founder, editor and CEO of the hard-right WorldNetDaily, condemns the whole reprehensible lot of them as "unworthy."
It is hard to over-emphasize what this means coming from a staunch, unwavering droid for the right such as Farah has been over the years. Wow. The Washington Post's Jim VanderHei, himself an unrepentant GOoPer, tries--unsuccessfully, in my not-particularly-humble-opinion--to put some lipstick on that pig
. Better luck next time, Jimmy.
Can't you smell the smoke? That's the stink of smoldering elephant...