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4Oct/062

Obscene Breach of Trust

Religious right billboardI don't mean to rant, but this must be addressed:

"The improper communications between Congressman Mark Foley and former House Congressional pages is unacceptable and abhorrent. It is an obscene breach of trust," Hastert, R-Ill., Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Majority Whip Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said Saturday in a written statement.

No. What Foley did was despicable, immoral, pedophilic, and wrong. The obscene breach of trust was done by the Republican leaders in congress who allowed this man to continue to violate the very laws on pedophilia he was creating for several years.

Where is the public outcry? Why am I only seeing Democratic blogs and editors digging deeper into this terrible situation? Where the hell is the religious right?

Now Foley's lawyer is claiming that Foley is gay and was molested as a teenager by a clergyman. And... so what? Is that supposed to excuse him in some way?