ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Friday, October 06, 2006

Seriously

I hate to say this, but the Dems, the MSM, and the nutroots are really pushing too hard on Foleygate.

While the revelations are disturbing to me and may have a significant political impact on the very base that delivered the Presidency twice to W, there are more important things going on in the world than some nasty 3 year old instant messages which were revealed to the GOP and the public for the first time in the past week....

Serially*... check out this article from Daniel Henninger at Opinion Journal:

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It's hard to believe that the Foley/instant message/congressional-page/GOP meltdown story has run for a week. Other than the slaughter in Amish country, is anyone aware of anything else of note in the world that happened the past seven days? Dive deep enough beneath the Foley flotsam and you discover reports that North Korea may be preparing to conduct an underground nuclear test. China and South Korea are at this hour trying to forestall the Hermit Kingdom's nuke test and no doubt could use an expression of support and outrage from the American political establishment. Sorry, they're busy reading Congressman Foley's 1995 email traffic.

We see also where Europe's envoy to Iran, Javier Solana, threw in the towel after "endless hours" of talks with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who on Wednesday told a crowd screaming "Death to America" that sanctions wouldn't stop Iran from enriching uranium. Whatever. The big news in Washington yesterday morning was that the House Ethics Committee sat down "behind closed doors" to think about Mark Foley.

We know when we're beaten. Bowing to the gods of the news cycle, let us undertake the great questions of the moment. Where does post-modern American ethics place Mark Foley's homosexuality on a scale of 1 to 10--a 1 being just another gay guy and a 10 being a compulsive, predatory sex offender? What might fall in between seems to have confused Denny Hastert, two newspapers, one TV network and the FBI. In the event, Mr. Hastert, as the point man, is being driven from office for having failed, in hindsight, to recognize the obvious.
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Perhaps this whole Foleygate thing is some weird desire to return to the pre-9/11 era, when sex scandals were king and required laser-like focus... meanwhile, our enemies abroad and within the US covertly planned and plotted the deaths of thousands.

I thought 9/11 had changed everything... but, apparently the f-ing "bubble" that is the New York and Washington, DC media establishment cannot be pierced or changed by anything.


Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Foley

Haven't commented on this, as there's too much spin already in the blogosphere and the MSM. By the way, it's rather interesting that the blogosphere (supposedly anointed as the counter-MSM for both the Left and the Right) is essentially parroting the same talking points back & forth...

Anyway, here's my take on Foley... who wrote these disgusting Instant Messages to a 16 year old boy.

Great job, Mark... you're a disgusting bastard. You've not only disgraced yourself and potentially damaged the life of a page, but you've damaged your party. I have to say that our Rovian October Surprises were all lined up when this thing came out.

We're not Democrats, Mark.... we expect more out of our representatives.

I suspect that this will have a wider impact than just Foley's seat, although I don't think it will create an anti-incumbent tide that will sweep the GOP out of power. The major impact is that it is an event which will distract the GOP and the electorate from the issue of our time - the global war on terror.

Second, I'm not supposed to say this, but this is all just payback for Foley's unwillingness to support a free trade bill favored by the Bush administration a couple of years back. At least, that's the kind of bare-knuckled politics that us Rovians are into...

either that or perhaps this is Karl's attempt to GOTNV (Get Out the NAMBLA Vote). However, it seems that NAMBLA is more closely aligned with Democratic and Lefty politics and wouldn't be likely to switch over. From the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA):

ILGA had passed a resolution in 1985 which stated that "young people have the right to sexual and social self-determination and that age of consent laws often operate to oppress and not to protect."

I mean, who are we to judge, right??? Those consent laws are soooo oppresive. Sex with an underage teen is apparently okay if you're a hot teacher or if your views on abortion (or other Lefty pet causes) are correct.

I will say this... the GOP had better admit it was fooled by Foley when the original, friendly emails were discovered. I think the approach they took with the original communications was that they did not believe Foley was a pedophile (interested in getting jiggy with young boys), but that it was inappropriate for him to have personal communications with pages, regardless of the topic. Now that the sexually explicit instant messages have been revealed (and which were never disclosed to the GOP in the House), Foley is persona non grata...

and I assume that if he's eligible for a pension, he should be stripped of that by a vote from the House. Just a thought.

If you thought the Moonbat Lefty Blogosphere was rabid when it came to Fitzmas and Ned Lamont, they'll top themselves on this charge.

BECAUSE OF THE HYPOCRISY!!!!

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler