Monday, October 02, 2006

PageBoyGate: Foley Out of Frying Pan...

You know you're in a scandal when checking yourself into rehab so you can plausibly claim you must have been drunk to be seducing your underage male subordinates sounds like a plan.

Popcorn, please.

UPDATE: Wow. Just go to Glenn Greenwald's and scroll...

4 comments:

Smitty said...

This is absolutely the most shabby excuse ever. Worse than "my dog ate it." Worse than "honestly officer, she said she was 18."

I don't care how hammered you are: nobody would ever mistake a male page for a female, over and over and over again.

Mr Furious said...

And nobody can plausibly claim that "I didn't know he was underage" when talking about boys that work in your own office...

What's next, "I didn't know asking my page to measure his erection for me was inappropriate?"

And they all knew about this for years. foley was apparently a prodigious fund-raiser, so they let this shit slide. The Republican party has behaved like the Catholic church with this. I'm not sure how to turn that into an effective campaign slogan, but I might not need to. This one is writing itself.

Who's running against Coach Hastert?

Smitty said...

John Laesch. Served in the Navy. Lookie here.

Mike said...

2006 could be the first mid-terms in history where the incumbents all lose via resignation prior to Election Day.

What's the dirt on Santorum? Who's on this?