Saturday, September 30, 2006

Republican Homophobia Apparent in Foley Resignation

The Party of Morals lost one of its own for “creepy behavior” when Rep. Mark Foley resigned after sending e-mails to a 16 year old page requesting his picture and asking other young men online “Do I make you a little horny?”

Earlier this week, a Washington Times reporter was charged with soliciting sex from a 13 year old girl over the internet. A conservative talk show host Michael Savage came to the aid of the conservative newspaper reporter.

I actually think he should get a reward that it wasn't with a boy. I actually was thrilled to see it was only a girl. I'm not saying it was good that he did it. But don't get me wrong, I was stunned that it was with a girl. I mean, there is still a normal pervert out there. It's hard to believe. There are still normal perverts? It's shocking.

Just as deaths of Lebanese don’t compare to deaths of Israelis, molesting underage females is a higher calling than sexually preying on males under 18. It seems bizarre to call the deaths of innocents regardless of race or religion in a conflict anything other than a horrific tragedy. Giving a medal to an adult sexual predator doesn’t sound the least bit conservative to me. Charging them with crimes, tossing them in jail sounds more like a no nonsense conservative approach.

As for the Republican homophobia, why would I suggest such a thing? First, Rep. Foley was a sure bet for re-election. For the party to drop him like a hot potato just 5 weeks before button pushing day, he must be radioactive. The party of morals cannot have the door swung wide open on a closeted person. Once they are out of the closet, they are out of official party leadership. Sure Foley can run to the Log Cabin Republicans and hang out with those guys, but keep a key seat in the fine conservative state of Florida? Not a chance.

Consider what others said:

Michael Savage on gays which are now hedonists:

They only let you see the gays, who tell you that their disease is the only disease that's permissible to be shown in the media. I mean, AIDS is a horrible disease, but it isn't the only disease.

A political consultant added:

"Resigning leaves your attackers nowhere to go," said Eric Dezenhall, a crisis-management consultant. "If this had dragged on, it could have sucked Republicans into the vortex of scandal." In the first blush after Foley's abrupt apology and resignation, Dezenhall said a typical reaction for those who want to survive scandal and preserve their career - "if you're guilty, repent, if you're innocent, attack" - would not work for the congressman.

"It's much harder to defend yourself against something like this than the garden variety sin such as adultery or murky campaign contributions," he said. "This is not garden variety. This creeps people out."

ABC news revealed Foley had communicated with more than one page and sent sexually explicit instant messages to some.

While the resignation seemed abrupt, a House panel had been looking into Rep. Foley’s behavior for months. What will Mark do? After slinking off will he go on the Michael Savage radio show to promote AIDS treatment? Or will he switch and begin pursuing underage girls in order to qualify for Mr. Savage’s medal for being a normal pervert?

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