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  •  Time to move on (1+ / 0-)
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    I see how the Republicans are playing this (GAY child molester) and it is not longer interesting.  I am sorry, but this story has become boring, trite and predictable.  I mean how much more do we have to listen to this?  

    •  bwahahaha! (2+ / 0-)
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      greenearth, jkilkullen

      move on, he says.

      seriously, that's a riot.

      •  I cannot remember the source (0+ / 0-)

        ...but one of the key rules of being an activist is once it [the action] gets boring, stop.  

        This Foley story is following the predictable path of "I'm a sinner (whatever the sin is), I checked myself into rehab, please forgive me."  The only reason why it is so recognizable is because Mel Gibson just played this part a few weeks ago.

        •  oh hey (0+ / 0-)

          if the thought is: move on to Hastert,  move on to Reynolds., then I'm all for it.

          I thought the poster was suggesting we move on from the story as a whole.  Which would be crazy.

          •  Move On (0+ / 0-)

            ...this story does not need that much more pushing from us to reach its conclusion, so I am suggesting we move on.  The only thing left in this sad story are the actual details of the trysts and the rendezvous and how many boys were abused by this man's position of power.  There might be a few more "heros" who have to commit hari cari, but this is over.  Let us focus our efforts on further stories that reinforce this meme.

    •  The act itself, yes. (4+ / 0-)
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      DaleA, biscobosco, greenearth, jkilkullen

      The fact that the Republican leadership covered it up for nearly a year, though?  That bears repeating and investigating until the people involved have been held accountable.

      The sad state of the country today has me seeing Red and feeling Blue.

      by DarthParadox on Tue Oct 03, 2006 at 03:33:32 PM PDT

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    •  This needs investigation (4+ / 0-)
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      DaleA, biscobosco, greenearth, oscarsmom

      It encapsulates everything that's wrong with the Republican Right. Total hypocrisy, total uncaring endangerment, total abdication of responsibility in the pursuit of power.

      It's taken a pedophilic threat to mostly wealthy White sons of privilege to do it, but here it is: and it's worth investigating all the way.

      "Think. It ain't illegal yet." - George Clinton

      by jbeach on Tue Oct 03, 2006 at 03:39:21 PM PDT

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      •  Sucking up all the air (0+ / 0-)

        I agree with you this needs to be investigated, but its eating up all the oxygen and there are other issues at play right now, i.e. Woodward.  I am all for playing this out, but I am just saying there is nothing new here - the script has already been written, the cast has been selected, we know the guilty parties and they have checked into rehab.  The only things missing are the teary-eyed victims, the words from the angry mob and the "hero" to fall on his sword.

        Please note, I am not making light of these crimes or the pain the victims have (and will) suffer.  I am just saying the political theater is predicatable, highlighting the roles of all the leads, identifying the props and pointing out we all know how this story ends.  I don't mind being told a great story again and again, but this one is not that interesting anymore.

        •  I understand; it offers us no surprises, but - (1+ / 0-)
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          It does surprise a lot of the conservative voters who still believed that just because some politician is in the GOP, that person can be depended on to really care for decency.

          This is a gut punch to that whole pitiful notion, and is worth exploring and revealing for that very reason.

          I am shocked that we still have to have this discussion after Bush's first MONTH in office back in 2001, let alone after 9/11, Iraq invasion, budget deficit, Social Security piratization, medicare, Katrina, etc. etc...but if this is the wet fish in the face that will slap them awake, so be it.

          "Think. It ain't illegal yet." - George Clinton

          by jbeach on Tue Oct 03, 2006 at 04:39:23 PM PDT

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