Carol Platt Liebau: Democratic Hypocrisy Alert

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Democratic Hypocrisy Alert

Obviously, when people die, it's appropriate not to stoop to partisan invective.

But it's ironic that -- even as they castigate Mark Foley (and Dennis Hastert, for not knowing about Mark Foley) -- that Democrats are paying tribute to the Democratic congressman who actually seduced a House page.

How is it that Democrats believe it's appropriate for salacious instant messages to end Mark Foley's career (and Dennis Hastert's, too), but sleeping with a page is just an inglorious page in Gerry Studds' storied career?

4 Comments:

Blogger stackja1945 said...

Dems like them this way. Bill had Monica. Gerry Studds nice name for someone like him.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Editor said...

With all do respect if you have to dig into what is said at ones funeral for kind words, it means nothing. Even Bush (41) said nice things about Kenny Boy Lay's at his funeral and Kenny Boy is the biggest crook in America's history.

7:41 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Like you said, hypocrisy.

9:46 PM  
Blogger dodger said...

Reaction to the resignation of former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley

By Dodger

"Mark's leadership changed Florida forever and we'll never forget him. His work on behalf of our fishing industry and the protection of our waters has guided the fishing industry into the future and ensured that generations to come will have the opportunity to love and learn from the sea. He was a steward of the oceans."

- U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.

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"No one fought harder for human rights, particularly in Latin America; for our environment; and for the fishermen of Florida and the entire nation. He was a true pioneer."

- U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass.,
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"Mark was a stalwart champion of Florida's fishing families as well as a committed environmentalist who worked hard to demonstrate that the cause of working people and the cause of the environment go hand in hand with the right leadership. When he retired from Congress, he did not retire from the cause, continuing to fight for the fishing industry and Florida's environmental causes.

- U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.

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"I am very saddened by the resignation of Mark Foley. From his days in the early 1970s as an articulate and effective opponent of the war by North Vietnam. through his consistent leadership on environmental issues, to his insistence that the U.S. government stop ignoring the AIDS crisis, Mark was a forceful advocate for causes that were not always popular and that were consequently shunned by many politicians."

- U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.

There, that ought to do it. Couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks, guys.

9:01 AM  

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