I avoided saying much about Mark Foley because I really don't give too much of a damn about his text message masturbation. Of course, nobody can miss the irony of a conservative Republican and a gay sex scandal. Yeah, pagefuckergate was funny for five minutes, but it's time to move on.
Before we move on, I do have a few wise-ass comments. One, Foley really deserves a medal. He made an American election truly competitive for the first time in probably twelve years. The incompetence of his own party in doing, well, anything was just not enough to overcome the sheer incompetence of the Democrats. Foley did the opposition's job for them. Thank you, Mark Foley!
Next, by age 16, you aren't a child. Mark Foley isn't a pedophile. They may be legally underage, but they have pretty much adult bodies. I'm not really going to look into this too hard, but it may well be that age 16 is the age of consent for homosexual relations in Washington, D.C.. Of course, some of these events took place outside of Washington, so maybe they weren't legal where they took place. These little bastards knew what they were doing when they wrote back sexy things to Mark Foley. That said, they helped make a competitive election too. Let's give them medals as well.
Finally, in all seriousness, it's amazing to see how dishonest some Republican apologists really are. Look at Bill O'Reilly labeling Foley as a Democrat!
And here's to a Santorum/Foley ticket in 2008!