Once again prominent Republicans have been caught lying. Mark Foley’s press secretary claimed that attacks on Congressman Foley were partisan, but his boss abruptly resigned when ABC News confronted his office with explicit sexual messages he had sent to House Pages. Apparently, Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert and Republican Whip, Frank Boener, who had been warned of Foley’s follies, failed to take action and ignored the danger posed by
Foley. By failing to take appropriate, timely action, these senior Republicans risked the safety of Pages from this known Pedophile. What does all this mean? Sadly, these high profile politicians were willing to sacrifice the safety of children to advance their own agenda and hold onto political power. Even the ultra conservative, Washington Times, has called on Hastert to resign. Let is hope this latest scandal will galvanize the Republican Party to purge itself of
corruption and malfeasance. The White House and Pentagon would be a good place to start.