Bush spokesman: sexual harassment of young men... [VIDEO]

So here's the tally in Republicanland. Two adult men or women who love each other and want to devote their lives to each other: sick.

A 54-year-old man sending messages with sexual overtones to a 16-year-old staffer, on the other hand... 'simply naughty emails.'

Bush spokesman, Tony Snow, via John Aravosis on the messages from (former) Chairman of the Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus, Mark Foley: "I hate to tell but it's not always pretty up there on Capitol Hill and there have been other scandals as you know that have been more than simply naughty emails."

Yes, we know. Tom DeLay, Duke Cunningham, Bob Ney, etc, ad nauseam, e pluribus unum. This smacks of Limbaugh's Boys will be boys comments in regard to Abu Ghraib.

Tell you what I can't wait to see: all the noise coming from the right wing Christian powerhouses like Dobson, Ted Haggard, Pat Robertson, and the rest of the fraternity. Echo echo echo....

Aravosis doesn't buy the White House's "naughty emails" excuse either: "That's why the GOP House leadership is scrambling. That's why they had to call in the FBI. That's why the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating."

Best Foley headline comes from Rolling Stone: "Rep. Foley Turns a Page"

Rightwing blogger Hugh Hewitt, noting that Florida law requires Foley's name to remain on the ballot, suggests another Bush as Foley's replacement to be the recipient of those votes. Or perhaps Dan Marino or Shaq.

I think that about speaks to the Republican bullpen: Predator revealed? Get a dynasty or jock. In other news, the world is still laughing at us. (Americablog)

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.