Eric Massa never had it so good.
(Page 3 of 3)
Similarly, prostitution is against the law in Washington, D.C., even when operated out of the Capitol Hill apartment of Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank.
Likewise, it was illegal for Mel Reynolds to have sex with a 16-year-old girl (the phrase “campaign volunteer” took on a whole new meaning for Reynolds). Fortunately for society and the girl, Reynolds went to prison for his sexual dalliance.
As of this moment, the chapter may not yet be closed on Massa when it comes to his victims. It is not yet known if any of them will pursue civil litigation against the apparent sexual predator.
On the other hand, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who insisted on thorough investigations into the Foley affair appears to have escaped any official scrutiny of her own role in not initiating proper action when she was informed of Massa’s sexual misconduct.
Yet, none of those events rose to the level of “hey-the-public-must-be-warned-about-this-at-all-costs” by the aforementioned newspapers as was the case of the Mark Foley matter. It is apparent the timing of the Foley scandal was critical regarding the amount of press coverage. The Congressional midterm elections were only a month away and control of the U.S. House and Senate was in doubt. The expectation in late September 2006 was that the Democrats were unlikely to gain the minimum 15 seats necessary to retake control of the House.
Foley’s texting of lurid messages caused all five newspapers to hyperventilate as they published a stunning total of 235 articles and editorials hyping the scandal, which was perhaps the least scandalous scandal of them all. The Foley affair is generally credited in turning close mid-term elections into a rout as Democrats captured 31 GOP seats, more than double what they needed to take control of the House.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?