Skip to comments.Congressional Sex Scandals in History (Flashback)
Posted on 10/01/2006 9:22:32 AM PDT by doesnt suffer fools gladly
Congressional Sex Scandals in History Media Feeding Frenzies In Our Time By Ken Rudin Special to washingtonpost.com As the House prepares for a possible investigation of sex-related allegations concerning President Clinton, it's worth taking a look back at how Congress has dealt with the frequent charges of sexual misconduct by its own members.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Add their ages together and divide by 5.
Haven't the left been trying to out Foley for some time as a homosexual? This is just a notch higher.
Meanwhile, hasn't Hollywood forgiven Roman Polanski for doping a raping a young teen? Haven't they forgiven Scott Ritter for his multiple attempts to meet minors he solicited online?
I won't defend his actions. I want the same unit of measure applied, and that includes to Ted Kennedy who contributed to the death of an aide by sitting on his hands and not calling the police to report the accident. May have still been too late for her to survive but no one can wait until the next day to be rescued from a submerged car. That is shameless. Consider the severity and then get back to me on Foley.
Being a first time poster, I hope I don't get excoriated, but I had to chime in on this.
I agree whole heartedly that Foley deserves everything he gets from this. The problem I'm seeing is the partisan bickering over it. Yes, he is a Republican, but looking over the history here it become obvious to most casual observer that the Democrats are the worse offenders.
Including Foley, not only do the Democrats have more offenders (14 vs 9) but they continually re-elect their offenders. Every one of the Democrats offenders, if they ran, were chosen in their party's primary and 10 of 11 of these were elected in the general election to return to office. On the Republican side, 5 of 9 that ran won their primary re-election bids and only 1 of those actually won the general election - and the one resigned shortly after re-enter office. If you count up the years of continued service after re-election between the two parties you can determine a total of 61 years of continued representation by Democrat offenders vs less than half a year of continued service by Republican offenders. Gerry Studs, who even admitted to relations with a 17 year old boy, was re-elected and served 12 more years in the House.
I'm not using this to defend Foley, but to show the hyprocrisy of the Democratic political response to this. Sexual scandals of all flavors are not limited to any one party, but the Democrats continually allow their offenders to continue to hold office and even elevate them to positions of leadership.
You're so right. Instead of flagellating themselves about this, the Pubbies ought to go on the offensive and point out exactly whoat you've pointed out, plus mentioning Bill Cinton and Teddy, "the Swimmer" Kennedy.
My 90-year old mother has a sharp mind, but "misremembers" that Wilbur Mills was a Republican.
1) Republicans are "pedophiles" when they send salacious emails to 16 year-old boys who are old enough to legally have sex, but
2) Democrats "have affairs" when they have physical relationships with 14-year-old underage girls.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.