Hypocrisy is so much fun to write about.
I don't even know where to begin on the Mark Foley drama.
The talk radio gasbags have been atwitter today. Now, when it was President Cigar and his intern, they spoke of little else for an entire year. But this is different. Mr. Foley is a Republican, a member of the G.O.P. (Gross old perverts). The a.m. radio gasbags had a private meeting in the oval office with W a couple of weeks ago, and are fired up in their support of the President , his morally bankrupt party, and World War W. So, today you heard a lot about the adventures about Bill Clinton, Barney Frank, and Gary Studds. I suppose four wrongs make one right, but I am not a moral statistician.
Well, there is a difference here. As Timothy Noah noted in Slate"Foley was chairman of the House caucus on missing and exploited children. "For too long our nation has tracked library books better than it has sex offenders," Foley declaimed when the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, which he helped write, passed in July. "That day is coming to an end."
Of course, we now know that, to him, this means:
Maf54 (8:10:40 PM): take it out
Xxxxxxxxx (8:10:54 PM): brb...my mom is yelling
Maf54 (8:11:06 PM): ok
For the best transcript I have seen so far of this I.M., go here.
One other difference between Mr. Foley , Mr. Studds and Mr. Frank is the star quality of his name. Mark Foley is just not a very interesting name. Gary Studds sounds like a porno star. And Barney Frank...it is as if the cartoon character converted to Judaism. How do you circumcise a Purple Dinosaur?
Another difference between MAF54 and Gary Barney and Bill is that the demopervs did not have a fun filled i.m. leak out. For sheer entertainment value, this document is tough to top. Some of these lines will live on for years:
Xxxxxxxxx (8:02:32 PM): its kinda weird
Xxxxxxxxx (8:02:50 PM): but along with that I like the whole catholic girl look....thats our schools uniform
Xxxxxxxxx (8:16:53 PM): well i better go finish my hw...i just found out from a friend that i have to finish reading and notating a book for AP english
Maf54 signed off at 8:17:43 PM.