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Page Scandal Makes America Look Silly
The Sun ^ | 10/08/06 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 10/08/2006 9:37:44 AM PDT by the Real fifi

In London, sex scandals come along every other week. You name it, British parliamentarians do it: three-in-a-bed, auto-erotic asphyxiation, gay teen flagellation, getting your toes sucked while wearing the soccer kit of Chelsea Football Club. But at least at Westminster, sex scandals require actual sex. That the governing party of the world's only superpower could be felled by one creepy pervert's masturbatory e-mails and IMs is an event historians will marvel at. Granted that the Roman Empire in its death throes got hung up on gay sex, the American hyperpower seems set to be the first to collapse over gay non-sex.

And no, I'm not a "typical right-wing pedophile apologist" excusing Foley. But, in case you haven't noticed, he's gone. He quit quicker than his instant message. And, true, he's since done the usual contemptible redemption shtick, announcing he's going into alcohol rehab, etc., when the reality is he'd be a better man if he drank more and IMed teens about the size of their wedding tackle less. And yes, he'll get a book deal, just like New Jersey's revolting ex-governor. (snip) When a member of the House of Lords went abroad after a homosexual scandal, King George V is said to have remarked, "Good God, I thought fellows like that shot themselves." It may, indeed, be a less revolting spectacle for a chap to take a tumbler of whiskey and a loaded revolver into his study than to go on "Oprah" and bore on about his personal demons, abusive father, etc., etc. But we live in different times. [snip] But I very much doubt, despite the expertise with which the sheep have been rounded up and set baa-ing, that Showtime at the Foley Bergere will pay off in November.

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Media and Dems treating America like children and it is unlikely to sway the voters in November.
1 posted on 10/08/2006 9:37:46 AM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: the Real fifi

BTTT


2 posted on 10/08/2006 9:42:13 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: the Real fifi

"That the governing party of the world's only superpower could be felled by one creepy pervert's masturbatory e-mails and IMs is an event historians will marvel at."

Such is the attempts at power ghraibs by the liberal establishment media in America. And yet some still deny there is bias.

Yes this was a non-story, fabricated by partisan hacks, and hustled on the news hour by Disney. I say boycott them through Christmas.

La la la la. Despots acted like they cared because they knew a good lie about a homosexual would turn off some social conservatives about the Republican party in general.

This is just an effort to "block the vote" by getting some voters fed up enough to stay home. And for that, I do believe it is fair to boycott parent corp. Disney.


3 posted on 10/08/2006 9:43:54 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: the Real fifi

So we look silly because our sex scandals are too tame?


Personally, I think they may have it backwards.


4 posted on 10/08/2006 9:49:17 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: the Real fifi

Actually, it's what Bill Clinton never understood about our half of America when he sullied the Oval Office. His behavior brought us down to the level of other morally relativistic countries and they loved it. Just like the Dhimmis are loving it now. We don't want people like Foley in our government. The Dems welcome them. Then eat them when it's politically convenient.


5 posted on 10/08/2006 9:50:31 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: the Real fifi

The adolescent nature of the Democrat mind drives their politics. They’re like teenagers without parents.

They don’t want to fight unavoidable battles or to think people need to work for a living. They believe any falsehood disguised as science as long as it’s scary enough and they’re naturally drawn to anything that adults find repulsive.


6 posted on 10/08/2006 9:50:46 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Leftists will never stand up like men and admit their true beliefs.)
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To: the Real fifi

People have to understand the page "scandal" in the larger context. It is about political power, and how a political party with no visible means of popular support and totally lacking in any identifiable principles can possibly achieve ascendency in the current climate.

By throwing everything overboard concerning one of their few sure constituencies. Homosexuality is now Bad, as is pedophilia, and same-sex pedophilia is indistingishable from all other aspects of homosexuality. That is how the position of the Dem'crats has shifted.

A curious strategy, in many ways. Are the Dem'crats now going to try to attach all the stigma of being a homosexual to ALL Republicans, or is it only the apostate few homosexuals who happen to be Republican? Are all homosexuals going to be read out of the Dem'crat party now? Whatever happened to "If it feels good, do it"? Or are homosexual acts that are engaged in while "under the influence" going to be made an exception?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Uh, maybe not. But SOMEBODY has a dilemma to solve.


7 posted on 10/08/2006 9:56:00 AM PDT by alloysteel (In war, disproportionate force is the ONLY way to assure victory and subsequent peace.)
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To: weegee

http://www.americanthinker.com/comments.php?comments_id=6305


8 posted on 10/08/2006 9:59:53 AM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: the Real fifi

Dems using gay bashing to...um...uh...fire down their base?

Another brilliant election strategy: Get gays mad at Dems, help ensure any state marriage ammendments pass and fire up GOP base.


9 posted on 10/08/2006 10:04:20 AM PDT by frankjr
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To: the Real fifi
It's all part of the 'RATS scorch and burn blitzkrieg in their attempt to regain control of the American taxpayers' wallets.

BTW: I hope Rush lets Mark sit in for him more often when he is gone. He does an outstanding job sitting in for Rush.

10 posted on 10/08/2006 10:04:42 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Today we march, tomorrow we vote!" The illegal aliens won't be "staying home" on Nov. 7th.)
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To: the Real fifi

Well, just who looks silly here, the adults in charge, or the KosKiddies, DUmpster divers and the near-insane homosexual radicals leading this bathhouse putsch?


11 posted on 10/08/2006 10:14:30 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: the Real fifi

We did not elect the MSM to run our country, as they have been trying to do for 40 years.

It is time that we told them so, LOUD AND CLEAR.


12 posted on 10/08/2006 10:17:30 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: SittinYonder
When a member of the House of Lords went abroad after a homosexual scandal, King George V is said to have remarked, "Good God, I thought fellows like that shot themselves." It may, indeed, be a less revolting spectacle for a chap to take a tumbler of whiskey and a loaded revolver into his study than to go on "Oprah" and bore on about his personal demons, abusive father, etc., etc.
13 posted on 10/08/2006 10:19:23 AM PDT by eyespysomething
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To: the Real fifi
getting your toes sucked while wearing the soccer kit of Chelsea Football Club

That's just SICK! Everyone knows it should be Manchester United!

14 posted on 10/08/2006 10:19:26 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: the Real fifi
Gotta love Steyn. Best line in the article:
He declared Mark Foley's pants a federal disaster area. He voted a $4 billion reconstruction earmark to the congress- ional page program and invited Dubai Page World to run it.

15 posted on 10/08/2006 10:39:30 AM PDT by Freedom is eternally right
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To: the Real fifi
Page Scandal Makes America Look Silly

Then hows about this, Mr. Steyn...?

Ethics Probes Decline On Hill Parties' Truce Leads to Inaction

Personally, I think they're related.

And symptomatic of something that's far from silly.

16 posted on 10/08/2006 10:42:39 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: roses of sharon
We did not elect the MSM to run our country, as they have been trying to do for 40 years

FWIW, I' m less worried about the MSM than I am the liars, crook, and perverts on the Hill.

17 posted on 10/08/2006 10:43:40 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

Make that crooks, plural. We should be so lucky for the singular to apply.


18 posted on 10/08/2006 10:44:27 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: IronJack

May I just use this forum to say my opinion is in this day of "Call me Mark, not Mr. Foley" is the reason there was once a line drawn for elders and minors. Yes, respect was part of the reason, but there was also a sence of relationship order, security if you will.
How Many time have we heard adults tell kids just call me...first name basis?

No longer are we or our children really sure about the nature of an adult to child/adolescent relationship.

I think it's a little creepy to see my daughter go up to her friends dad and say " Hey Mike hows it going?" No, I don't like it. "Oh mom he's soooo cooool you can talk to him about anything." No. Why would you want to ? Why would he want to? You have to ask your children these questions. Why would you be talking to a 42 year old man about anything? Yea your right, it is a little strange my daughter said. But hes nice. Yes he is nice and he will still be nice being called Mr.Jackson(even in the south Mr. Mike), now he knows where he stands.

There is a reason we call people by there last name..they are still strangers to us. First names are pretty personal.

Dont let your children accept this behavior from adults. Keep them safe.


19 posted on 10/08/2006 10:51:12 AM PDT by Texas4ever (Anything off the dollar menu :))
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To: sageb1
The Dems welcome them.Then eat them when it's politically convenient

So...when's it gonna be Barney Frank's turn, I wonder?

20 posted on 10/08/2006 10:52:52 AM PDT by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: the Real fifi
"Media and Dems treating America like children and it is unlikely to sway the voters in November."

And, this-and-true technique has failed the media and dims when??? The Buffett/Soros backed dims have already set up their committees for impeachment.

21 posted on 10/08/2006 10:55:37 AM PDT by 100-Fold_Return (Soros hates MEGA-churches, Televanglists, and Wal-Mart)
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To: mewzilla

You mean the human beings on the Hill, and everywhere in the 300 million population of the US.


22 posted on 10/08/2006 10:56:47 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: the Real fifi
American politics and the MSM = voyeurs and titillation. Or in other words, little boys with a Playboy magazine.
23 posted on 10/08/2006 11:02:19 AM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: weegee
"That the governing party of the world's only superpower could be felled by one creepy pervert's masturbatory e-mails and IMs is an event historians will marvel at."

Sexual McCarthyism, what a Democratic MSM farce!

24 posted on 10/08/2006 12:25:56 PM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Bush Assassination Flick. Save your liberal friends a few bucks: the black guy in the tux dunnit.)
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To: alloysteel
Whatever happened to "If it feels good, do it"?

It went down the Oval Office sink with, "It's all about sex."

25 posted on 10/08/2006 5:24:58 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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