The Foley fallout has prompted some strong language from fellow conservatives, some of it published today in The Washington Times. Many of you undoubtedly have seen (because Drudge highlighted it) the newspaper's call for the resignation of House Speaker Dennis Hastert, but in a news report other conservatives are similarly outraged, like Richard Viguerie:
The Spectacle Blog
President Bush should thank his lucky stars for the Woodward book! The media love for the author assures its continual coverage, up to and including the refutations to come. Meanwhile, eclipsed by the Woodward work is a book more devastating to the Bush legacy, more complete a brief, more compelling an account. It is Hubris, by Isikoff and Corn, destined for the back shelf by the Woodward mystique.
The Family Research Council steps out of bounds in its response to the Mark Foley scandal. It blames the homosexuals. Even if there is a link between homosexuality and child sexual abuse, as FRC's Tony Perkins writes, save it for another day. To blame an ideology rather than the responsible actors is cheap politics at its worst.
I admire the work of both gentlemen immensely, but I really don't think now's the time for Ben Stein and Mark Levin (on his blog at NRO) to be zeroing in on the hypocrisy and opportunism of Democrats, despite the temptation and as long as the list of examples may be (for both political parties, really).
No, we're not talking about Brooklyn baseball. We're talking Albert Haynesworth of the Tennessee Titans. Yesterday, with malice aforethought, Haynesworth spiked an opposing player in the aftermath of a touchdown. The injured man -- Dallas' offensive center Andre Gurode -- was slashed by Haynesworth's spikes. The wound reportedly required 30 stiches to close.
Set aside the irony that despite the fact Terrell Owens was on the field, the worst offense was committed by someone else. There's no humor in this thuggery. The NFL will decide what punishment to impose on Haynesworth this week. Anything less than permanent expulsion from the game is too little.
This post title comes from a great routine by the late comedian Bill Hicks, whom I wrote about for NRO a couple years back here.
I will be on Hannity and Colmes tonight around 9:30 (eastern) discussing Jack Murtha's willingness to make a deal with undercover FBI agents offering bribes.