By now, I'm sure many of you have heard about the unfolding Mark Foley scandal. To put it succinctly, it cuts to the very heart of Republicanism. The more comes out, the more it is being revealed that Republicans are in it for nothing but to keep in power. Nothing. Why do I say this? Because apparently, Republicans knew about this for over a DECADE, and decided to do nothing to protect the minors involved.
Beck-Heyman said the attention was "weird" and he provided a handwritten letter that Foley had sent him after the page left Washington to return home to California, suggesting that they get together during the Republican National Convention in San Diego in 1996.
The e-mail exchanges that have become public in recent days are between Foley and male former pages. None of those interviewed said they had received a sexual or suggestive overture from him during their time on Capitol Hill. Yet many of them said they were uneasy about Foley's actions and felt awkward complaining to anyone about them.
"Mark Foley knew that he could get away with this type of behavior with male pages because he was a congressman," Beck-Heyman said. "But many people on Capitol Hill, including many high-level Republican staffers and members, have known for over 11 years about what was going on and chose to do nothing."
I think its sick and vile that some people are blaming the minors in all this-- the law is the law and it was violated.